Lifesaving World Championships: Virtual Q&A Session, Accommodations, and Other Information

The 2024 Lifesaving World Championships will be held from August 28 - September 8th on Australia's Gold Coast. In preparation for this event, Lifesaving Society Canada and the International Lifesaving Federal have provided the following information and updates:


Virtual Q&A Session

With the 2024 Lifesaving World Championships getting closer each day, the Lifesaving Society Canada has announced that they will be holding a nation-wide Zoom meeting to address any questions you may have about the competition.

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Time: 8:00pm Eastern Time (equivalent to 5pm Pacific Time, 6pm Mountain Time, or 9pm Atlantic Time)

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 818 2069 5663

Passcode: 340455


Extended Deadline for Athlete Submissions

The deadline to submit athlete nominations for LWC 2024, originally set as April 1, has now been extended to April 15 at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

Athletes who wish to be considered must send an email to Brian Miess (National Team Administrator) at before this new deadline, if they have not done so already.

For more information on athlete selection criteria for LWC 2024, please see our February 12th communique.


LWC 2024: Travel and Accommodation Info

For those who have already registered or are planning to attend LWC this year, the International Lifesaving Federation has provided a summary of the travel info and available accommodations:


The Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach is the Host Hotel for the LWC 2024. 

It is located within a five-minute walk to Kurrawa Beach and a five minute walk to the G:Link Light Rail station for easy access to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and the Surfers Paradise tourist precinct. 

The hotel has offered special rates for delegates and participants attending LWC24, which can be used when booking a room through their website.

A block of rooms is being held and once they have been utilized, accommodation rooms and rates are subject to availability. Due to high demand, we recommend booking as soon as possible.

Airports and Airport Transfer

Two airports service Australia’s Gold Coast:

The Brisbane Airport (BNE) is the primary international airport for the region. It is a 91.2km (1 hour 30 min) drive to Broadbeach and 81.5km (1 hour) drive to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport. 

The Gold Coast Airport (OOL) is located at Coolangatta and services both domestic and international airlines however, mostly low-cost carriers via Asia and New Zealand. It is 18.5 km (30 minute) drive to Kurrawa, Broadbeach and 45.8km (45 minute) drive to the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport.

A range of transfer services are available for both the Brisbane and Gold Coast Airports. Information can be found on the Transport page of the LWC 2024 website.

Registration and Visas

Please register as soon as possible and check how long it will take to get a Visa to enter Australia.

Information on Australian Visa applications is available via the Government of Australia's website.

Please consider that in some nations it will take several weeks or even months to follow the Visa application procedure, which is why it is very important to apply immediately after your registration.

If you need to request a supporting letter for your Visa application, please fill out this form and send it to the ILS Headquarters (, along with a copy of your passport.


All other information regarding the Lifesaving World Championships 2024, such as the full program of events, can be found on the LWC 2024 website.