Boost in lifeguards for Comm Games

The number of lifeguards patrolling our beaches will be increased for the Commonwealth Games, with thousands of visitors expected to flock to the Gold Coast’s shoreline.

An extra 30 lifeguards will be on patrol during April, taking the total number to over 200.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the team is Australia’s largest lifeguard service.


“With more than 12 million visitors every year as well as our residents, our lifeguards have to be, and are, among the best in the world,” Mayor Tate said.

“We always put on extra lifeguards in the lead up to the summer break, but for 2018 we are taking it to the next level.

“Our beaches are going to be buzzing with excitement and activity and we are committed to ensuring everyone enjoys them safely.”