Surf Life Saving Australia

"At DHL Express we are incredibly passionate about connecting people and improving lives - and we are proud to support Surf Life Saving Australia in doing exactly that for many years to come."

Gary Edstein, CEO / Senior Vice President, DHL Express, Australia and PNG

As a Major National Partner of Surf Life Saving Australia, DHL Express has been helping Surf Lifesavers deliver safer beaches since 2003.

At DHL Express we are proud to share that since the establishment of this almost twenty-year partnership there have been 2.2 million Surf Life Saving members, performing more than 14.4 million preventive actions and 180,000 rescues. In addition to surf lifesaving services, SLSA works to educate children and the greater community on coastal safety awareness, as well as, sustainability-focused initiatives such as the DHL national Tree Planting Program.

Both SLSA and DHL Employees are also committed to protecting our environment through programs like our national tree planting initiative that aims to improve public spaces for local communities along Australia’s coastline. DHL Express organises tree planting events across Australia, supported by Surf Life Saving clubs and in conjunction with organisations such as local councils and conservation groups.

In 2020 SLSA and DHL have focused on launching digital campaigns which focus on educating the public on beach and water safety. These memory skill-based digital games, which encourage players to review and recall particular safety messages in a fun and engaging format. At the heart of our partnership, we share many core values with Surf Life Saving Australia including speed, passion and a can-do attitude.

DHL acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate, live and gather as employees, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.