The Australian Water Safety Council (AWSC) is deeply committed to drowning prevention in Australia and is a collective voice for Australia’s leading water safety organisations.
The AWSC was officially formed in February 1998 as a result of strong industry consultation and Federal Government support. It acts as a consultative forum comprising the major water safety and related government agencies and focuses on the presentation of key water safety issues to governments, industry and the community.
The AWSC does not represent an additional layer of organisational bureaucracy and does not receive funding directly. It provides a collective voice for its member organisations and liaises closely with kindred bodies at State, National & International levels.
The AWSC is committed to improving water safety in Australia as demonstrated through the production and implementation of five National Water Safety Plans/Strategies. These documents have generated bipartisan support for water safety in Australia and resulted in improved water safety throughout the country.
The AWSC member bodies continue to demonstrate their commitment to water safety by directing resources of their respective organisations towards the development and implementation of the Australian Water Safety Strategy.