Between March 25 and April 2, 2023, competitors from 314 club’s nation-wide will compete in over 480 events across nine intense days of competition at Scarborough and Trigg Island – in three major categories – Youth, Masters and Opens.
“We are delighted to be bringing ‘The Aussies’ back to Western Australia,” said National Sport Manager Wayne Druery. “COVID-19 prevented us returning this year, so we are very much looking forward to returning to Perth next year, for the first time since we successfully held the event in Western Australia in 2018”.
Druery said SLSA is working closely with Tourism Western Australia, the City of Stirling and local authorities to deliver what will celebrate another stand-out season for lifesavers all round Australia.
“The Aussies is the pinnacle event on the surf lifesaving sports calendar, but it is more than a sporting event,” Druery added. “It is an opportunity for our volunteer lifesavers to come together across the country to showcase their “rescue ready” skills in a competitive environment, showcase the movement and celebrate together”.
2023 Australian Surf Life Saving Championships is supported by Tourism Western Australia and City of Stirling.
Comments attributed to Hon. Roger Cook MLA Minister for Tourism
“It is terrific that this extremely popular event on Western Australia’s sporting events calendar will be returning to WA in 2023, and registrations are now open.”
“The Aussies provides a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase one of Western Australia’s best tourism assets to participants and spectators – our world-class beaches and our fantastic weather, at one of the best times of the year to visit.
“I encourage visitors from out-of-state to come to WA during this time to experience all the adrenalin and excitement that this mass participation event has to offer, soak up the sun, and take in some of our unique coastal tourist attractions during their stay.”
Comments attributed to His Worship the Mayor of the City of Stirling, Mark Irwin
“We’re incredibly excited to have The Aussies back in Scarborough and Trigg in 2023. We can’t wait to welcome competitors, visitors and locals alike to our amazing beaches to enjoy the event and the festival atmosphere.
“Massive investment into Scarborough foreshore precinct over the past decade has meant it can accommodate major events, and the City is currently trialling a closure of The Esplanade during peak periods and events to make the area even more conducive to community events.
“The return of The Aussies is just one of the major sporting events in the City this summer. The Perth Glory recently confirmed their men’s and women’s A-League teams will play a combined 19 games of their summer season at Macedonia Park, Balcatta and the City is funding AusCycling to deliver part of the 2023 BMX National Series at Westside BMX, also in Balcatta.”
To register for the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships 2023, please check the circular here.
Click here to visit the official Australian Surf Lifesaving Championships event page.