Brunswick Heads surf lifesaving club has the newest drone technology

More than 50 beaches will be patrolled this season and 200 UAV pilots employed to watch over swimmers and surfers through an expanded shark surveillance program in NSW.

New to the program this year will be the trialling of technology designed to extend the reach of the UAV 'eyes in the sky', with long range endurance flight trials which could offer the possibility of exponentially increasing the coastal area covered.

SLSNSW will also be further incorporating Artificial Intelligence technology in UAV services to complement the skill set of pilots and extend capability along the coastline.

The newest clubs from the FNC branch to now have UAV are Brunswick Heads, Fingal and Salt.