The Royal Life Saving Society Western Australia ("RLSSWA" or "we"), is committed to supporting and complying with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) ("Privacy Act") and the Australian Privacy Principles ("APPs") which set clear standards for the collection, use, disclosure and storage of personal information which we obtain as part of our operations.

Our Operations

Our aim is to prevent the loss of life and promote safe participation in water related activities.

In order to achieve our aim, we provide the following services ("Services"):

  • educational programs for water safety, swimming, survival, lifeguarding, first aid and resuscitation;
  • rescue and lifeguarding programs;
  • water safety programs;
  • aquatic safety audits and risk management services; and
  • public education and promotion of water safety.

From time to time we may also provide products that are associated with our Services.

Collection of Information

We will only collect personal and information that is necessary for our day to day operations, which includes:

  • the provision of our Services;
  • the provision of our Services on behalf of various organisations ("our clients");
  • marketing or distributing our own, our clients' or our suppliers' products or services;
  • procuring applications from you for our own or our clients' services (such as training services, charitable donations, licensed fundraising, or memberships); and
  • research into water safety issues.

The types of personal information we collect and hold includes:

  • name, contact details (address, phone, fax, email);
  • credit card details, bank account details, personal ID numbers eg, driver's license, date of birth and employer details; and
  • ethics approved water safety research data.

We may also collect videos and photographs relating to events we participate in and organise, which may identify individuals.

Generally we do not collect any sensitive information about you (such as your religious/political beliefs/ health information etc). However, if the need arises, for example if we are required to by law, we will only collect and/or disclose sensitive information about you with your consent.

You do not have to provide us with your personal information but, if you do not provide us with the information we require, we may not be able to provide our Services to you or products or services you would like.

We may collect personal information from third party sources where required.

Use and Disclosure

We will only disclose your information for the purposes for which it was initially collected, other directly related purposes, purposes to which you otherwise consent or as permitted or required by law.

We do not send any personal or sensitive information overseas unless we have your consent.

Where we provide Services to, or on behalf of, our clients, any information we obtain may be disclosed to that client for their records. Our clients will collect, use and hold the information in accordance with their privacy policies. Our clients will not place your information on any mailing list or provide it to any other party for any other purpose, except as where permitted or required by law.

We may share personal information with other parties (for example suppliers, service providers, agents and business partners) who provide services to RLSSWA such as marketing support and IT support and services.

National VET Data - Privacy Notice

Under the Data Provision Requirements 2012, RLSSWA is required to collect personal information about you and to disclose that personal information to the National Centre for Vocational Education Research Ltd (NCVER).

Your personal information (including the personal information contained on this enrolment form), may be used or disclosed by RLSSWA for statistical, administrative, regulatory and research purposes. RLSSWA may disclose your personal information for these purposes to:

  • Commonwealth and State or Territory government departments and authorised agencies; and
  • NCVER.

Personal information that has been disclosed to NCVER may be used or disclosed by NCVER for the following purposes:

  • populating authenticated VET transcripts;
  • facilitating statistics and research relating to education, including surveys and data linkage;
  • pre-populating RTO student enrolment forms;
  • understanding how the VET market operates, for policy, workforce planning and consumer information; and
  • administering VET, including program administration, regulation, monitoring and evaluation.

You may receive a student survey which may be administered by a government department or NCVER employee, agent or third party contractor or other authorised agencies. Please note you may opt out of the survey at the time of being contacted.

NCVER will collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), the National VET Data Policy and all NCVER policies and protocols (including those published on NCVER's website at

Marketing and Fundraising

Unless you advise us in writing that you do not want us to do so, we may:

  • use your personal information for the purpose of fundraising or providing you with special offers you may find of interest, important changes to the functionality or content of our website, or information on new products or services to be offered by RLSSWA or our sponsors and other partners; and/or
  • provide your details to third parties who we partner with, with the purpose of providing you with offers for products, services and/or benefits.

Data Storage and Security

We store and hold your personal information securely through physical and electronic means. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is not misused, lost, interfered with or subject to unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

We will also take action as required to destroy or permanently de-identify any personal information about you that we no longer require.

Access and Correction

RLSSWA takes reasonable steps to ensure personal information that we hold is accurate, complete and up-to-date. To assist us with this, please contact us as soon as possible if you are aware of any changes required to your personal information.

Under the Privacy Act, you have a right to access the personal information that we hold about you. We will take all reasonable steps to correct any information you find inaccurate. Should we deny access and/or refuse to correct your personal information, we will provide you with reasons that will be based on the grounds provided by the Privacy Act.

All requests for access or correction to personal information should be made to the Privacy Officer by email, post or phone as detailed below. A reasonable fee may be charged for providing you with access to your personal information.


If you wish to make a complaint about a breach of this privacy policy, the APPs or the Privacy Act you can contact us using the contact details below. You will need to provide us with sufficient details regarding your complaint as well as any supporting evidence and/or information.

We will refer your complaint to the Privacy Officer who will investigate the issue and determine the steps (if any) that we will undertake to resolve your complaint.

We will contact you if we require any additional information from you and will notify you in writing of the outcome of the investigation. If you are not satisfied with our determination, you can contact us to discuss your concerns or complain to the Australian Privacy Commissioner via

Contact us

Please contact us if:

  • you have any queries in relation to our privacy policy; or
  • you would like to know what personal information we hold about you and how you can gain access to it; or
  • you believe that your privacy has been breached and you wish to make a complaint.


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Writing: The Royal Life Saving Society – Western Australia
PO Box 28, Floreat Forum WA 6014

Phoning: 08 9383 8200