Any nominations received after Friday, 24 March 2023 will be considered for the 2024/25 Coastal Bravery Awards.
The 2022/23 Coastal Bravery Awards ceremony will be held on Friday 26 May 2023.
Standard Nomination FAQ's
Who can make a nomination?
Anyone can nominate a person(s) for a Coastal Bravery Award by completing the online Nomination Form. For example, candidates can be identified and nominated by;
Members of the public
Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA)
Surf Life Saving Clubs
Safety & Rescue authorities
Can I self nominate?
No self-nomination is allowed.
Who can be nominated?
Anyone can be nominated that meets the following basic criteria:
The Recipient must have endeavoured to save the life of another and their Act must have demonstrated bravery. In this context bravery can be defined as the selfless choice and willingness to confront danger and uncertainty for the benefit of another.
The Act must have occurred on the Western Australian coast (including water and beach-based acts)*
The Act must have occurred in the past three (3) years (includes all acts committed after 1 May 2018)
The Act must not have previously been nominated for or received a Coastal Bravery Award
Do I have to choose an award category to nominate for?
The nominator is not required to determine the award category. A common nomination form must be completed and the appropriate award category will be determined by the Coastal Bravery Awards Selection Committee.
If you are interested in the different levels, please click here to view them.
As a nominator, do I have to provide contact details?
As all nominations must be verifiable, the nominator must be contactable (if required) to assist SLSWA with the completion of the verification process.
All nominations are treated as strictly confidential and will be used only for the purposes of nomination consideration and recipient selection.
How are nominations assessed and recipients determined?
A three-part process is conducted to determine Award Recipients:
All nominations will be verified by SLSWA
Nominations will then be assessed by the Coastal Bravery Awards Selection Committee. The Committee is an independent advisory committee formed to consider nominations and make recommendations to the President of SLSWA on Award Recipients and Award Level. The Committee consists of:
SLSWA Member Development Officer
Industry Representative - Mark Lane, Chief Executive Officer, Surfing WA
Industry Representative - Jon Broomhall AFSM, Assistant Commissioner Metropolitan Operations, Department of Fire & Emergency Services
SLSWA Representative - Chris Peck, General Manager - Lifesaving & Training, Surf Life Saving WA
3. The recommendations of the Coastal Bravery Awards Selection Committee will be considered by the President of Surf Life Saving Western Australia for selection.
Can I only make an online nomination?
No. Should you prefer to make a hard copy nomination, please contact us at Surf Life Saving WA for a Nomination Form.
How will I know if my nomination was successful/unsuccessful?
In the case of a successful nomination, both the nominee and the person who made the nomination will be notified via email that their nomination was successful and will be advised of the 2022/23 Coastal Bravery Awards ceremony date in due course.
In the case of an unsuccessful nomination, the nominee will be notified via email that the nomination was unsuccessful.
But I still have questions?
Should you have any further questions about the Coastal Bravery Awards, please contact us at Surf Life Saving WA on (08) 9207 6666 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org .
GOLD MEDALLION FOR EXCEPTIONAL BRAVERY
Awarded to any person who performs a conspicuous and selfless act of exceptional bravery in circumstances of extreme peril.
SILVER MEDALLION FOR BRAVERY
EMERGENCY SERVICES AWARD
Any person or persons who perform(s) a conspicuous and selfless act of bravery on the West Australian coast.
Any member or members of Surf Life Saving Western Australia, who perform(s) a conspicuous and selfless act of bravery on or off the West Australian coast.
Any member or members of a recognised Emergency Response Unit who, in the fulfilment of their duties, performs a conspicuous and selfless act of bravery on the West Australian coast
BRONZE MEDALLION FOR COURAGE
Any person or persons under the age of 16 who performs a life saving act demonstrating courage on the West Australian coast, or any person or persons under the age of 16 who used the skills learned through their participation in surf life saving to perform an act demonstrating courage away from the West Australian coast.