Mayor to officially ink deal for 2024 Lifesaving World Championships

MAYOR Tom Tate will meet with Lifesaving bosses this afternoon to officially ink the deal for the Gold Coast to host the 2024 Lifesaving World Championships.

Mayor Tate will meet with bosses from Surf Life Saving Queensland and the International Life Saving Federation at the SportAccord Expo at the Gold Coast Convention Centre where the Deed of Commitment will be signed.

It follows the announcement in November last year confirming the Coast will play host to the massive event.


Competition will be split between Kurrawa Beach and the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre over 17 days in late August and early September.

More than 5000 competitors are expected to flock to the Coast as well as roughly 450 technical officials and 300 volunteers.

Over 12,000 spectators and supporters are also tipped to attend, bringing in $15 million to the local economy.

The event was last held in Adelaide in December but hasn’t been in Queensland since 1988.

World Championship events include pool rescue, surf boats, inflatable rescue boats, surf ski, board, surf swims, team events, beach sprints and flags, and the ironman/woman.