The Aussies, organised by Surf Life Saving Australia, is the national surf lifesaving championships of Australia. More than 5,000 competitors are anticipated to travel to Western Australia for the 2018 championships held from April 14 – 22.
In addition to competitors, thousands more are expected to attend as spectators and support crew. The Aussies are supported by the State Government through Tourism Western Australia (WA). Supporting mass participation events such as The Aussies is part of Tourism WA's plan to grow the number of visitors to the State over the next two years.