World Conference on Drowning Prevention 2023

We are very pleased to welcome you to the homepage for WCDP2023 which, with the generous support of the co-hosts, the Royal Life Saving Society Australia, and Surf Life Saving Australia, will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Perth, Australia.

The confirmed dates for the conference are 4 to 7 December 2023. However, the co-hosts are offering more than just a 3-day conference, extending the events from 1 to 8 December. Check the Program page for more details.

It will be an event to remember with delegates invited to participate in a week-long experience that will include pre and post conference workshops, field trips, and masterclasses during the entire period from 1st to 8th December. The ILS Board and Commission meetings will take place during this period.

We are excited to see that the drowning prevention experts of the world will come together for the first time in four years in Perth, to follow up on the great work done at our last WCDP event in Durban in 2019.

It is also notable that this is the first time that our world conference will be held in Australia and we thank both of our member federations for agreeing to co-host WCDP 2023.

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