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1.4 million volunteer hours on patrol and 9,297 rescues last year, the contributions surf lifesavers make to their communities should not be underestimated.  

Surf Life Saving Australia President, John Baker AM ESM, celebrated those honoured for their exceptional level of service to communities around the country. 

Today is a chance to acknowledge all those who work tirelessly to improve local communities and make Australia a better place. The level of dedication our surf lifesavers show and the hours they put in make them incredibly worthy of this recognition. 

“This recognition is proof of the calibre of people we have in surf lifesaving who are part of the largest volunteer movement in Australia. Our organisation and all Australians are extremely fortunate to have them in our movement, keeping the coastline safe.”  

“On behalf of Surf Life Saving Australia, I say congratulations and thank you to the surf lifesavers who are being recognised today for their outstanding service.” 

King’s Birthday Honours & details as per the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia website: 

OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA 

The late Kevin Weldon AM (Manly SLSC, NSW) 

MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA 

Peter Agnew ESM (North Bondi SLSC, NSW) 

MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION 

Lindsay Davis (Freshwater SLSC, NSW)  

William Gee (Dee Why SLSC, NSW) 

Garth McMillan (Tweed Heads Coolangatta SLSC, QLD) 

Nanette Sharp (Somerton SLSC, SA)

 EMERGENCY SERVICES MEDAL (ESM)  

Andrew Edmunds, (Broulee Surfers SLSC, NSW) 

David Ellis, (Pacific Palms SLSC, NSW) 

Rodney McDonagh (South West Rocks SLSC, NSW) 

David McKenzie (Port Campbell SLSC, VIC) 

Joseph Robert Watt, (Gunnamatta SLSC, VIC) 

Ms Georgie Wettenhall (Woolamai Beach SLSC, VIC) 

For more information on each member please see the Governor General’s website here.  

 

 

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