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About Us

Australian Friends of Israel Life Saving Federation is a community based non-profit organisation. Our purpose is to support Israel Life Saving Federation in its endeavours to develop and deliver an ongoing water safety education program. We also fund  special programs that are designed to make a difference to the lives of families and their children throughout Israel. All programs are fully certified and delivered by trained professionals and in some circumstances we engage specialists  organizations to collaborate and deliver the best outcomes for the community.



Surf Life Saving was born in Australia in 1907 (SLSA), and since then thousands of lives have been saved around Australia and around the world through the actions of our highly skilled surf lifesavers 


Within SLSA there is also one of the world's largest Youth organisations with over 82,000 young people under the age of 18 involved in Lifesaving through the Nippers and Youth Programs.

Surf Life Savers Israel

Today 310 Surf Clubs exists around Australia, and many countries have adopted the role of surf lifesavers and the Australian SLS Training 

The Australian Friends of ILSF has been set up to give support and assistance to the ILSF team in Israel, and to ensure this important and Lifesaving work can continue into the future ..and grow

Many of the members of the Australian Friends are lifesavers themselves and understand the importance of the role ILSF is playing in the development and delivery of water safety programs and culture within Israel


Serving our communities is an important part of both Surf Life Saving and the Australian culture, and this connection between Israel and Australia can only benefit the communities it serves.

Surf Life Savers Israel



Since the October 7th massacre and the ongoing war in Israel affecting citizens in the South near Gaza and the North near Lebanon, over 150,000 Israelis, including over 60,000 children and youth, have been
traumatized and displaced from their homes.
The Israel Life Saving Federation (ILSF), in collaboration with renowned trauma experts from EmotionAid, have developed the Rescue Resilience Program to provide professional support to the children and youth. Inspired by the Australian Life Saving Youth Program and EmotionAID's approach, this initiative is tailored for children affected by trauma, fostering self-confidence and empowerment in a positive group setting and healthy outdoor environment. Throughout 2023, ILSF introduced Surf Life Saving to children and youth in the Gaza region's surrounding kibbutzim and councils, creating close relations with children and communities. They know us, they trust us!

We need your help to keep this program running, please donate now.

Surf Life Savers Israel
Rescue and Resilience Activities


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