Nominations can now be made for the 2020 Coastal Bravery Awards.
Nominations close at 5pm, Sunday March 8 2020
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 2017)
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.
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:
Chairperson of the SLSWA Honours Committee
SLSWA Senior Development Officer
Industry Representative - Chief Executive Officer, Surfing WA, Mark Lane
Industry Representative - Deputy Commissioner, Department of Fire & Emergency Services, Mal Cronstedt AFSM
SLSWA General Manager, Lifesaving & Training, Chris Peck
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.
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 .
How will the Awards be presented?
A formal awards presentation for the 2020 Coastal Bravery Awards will be held on Friday, 8 May 2020.