Sumner Lifeboat Organisation

With rescues documented since the 1870’s, Sumner Lifeboat Institution Inc. is one of the oldest surviving lifeboat units in the country. Situated at the base of Whitewash Head at the far eastern corner of Sumner Bay, the unit’s recently refurbished and extended headquarters provide an excellent operations base.

The extended Sumner community is justifiably proud of the long and distinguished service record provided by its volunteer lifeboat institution.