As the longstanding national partnership between Isuzu UTE Australia (IUA) and Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) concludes its third year, Isuzu UTE Australia reaffirms its commitment to beach safety by extending their support for an additional three years.

Since joining forces in 2021, IUA has been a crucial ally in SLSA's mission to safeguard Australian beaches and their visitors, through providing significant annual contributions in addition to a fleet of 'rescue-ready' vehicles.

"Three years into our partnership, Surf Life Saving Australia's legacy of 117 years, continues to inspire us. We are honoured to extend our support for an additional three years, recognising the profound impact they've had on the community and the ongoing commitment to their vital mission," said Isuzu UTE Australia Managing Director, Junta Matsui.  

"Embedded in the heart of local communities, the essence of SLSA lies in safeguarding Australian beaches and the people who frequent them. Isuzu UTE Australia is extremely proud to continue to support SLSA and the courageous individuals dedicated to beach safety through their patrols, training initiatives, and educational endeavours." 

"We recognise the importance of providing SLSA with reliable and durable vehicles that can withstand the rigors of beach patrols," Matsui added. "The Isuzu D-MAX Ute and MU-X SUV have proven to be invaluable assets, and we are proud to continue supporting SLSA with these vehicles."

Surf Life Saving Australia CEO, Adam Weir, expressed his gratitude for Isuzu UTE Australia's continued support. "All our lifesaving equipment needs to be durable to withstand the challenging beach conditions and dependable when called upon by our surf lifesavers. The Isuzu D-MAX Ute and MU-X SUV are no exception, and we are pleased to continue the partnership with IUA for at least three more years.

"It is with the support of partners like Isuzu UTE Australia that we can effectively patrol our beaches. This partnership will increase the capabilities of surf lifesavers and lifeguards in day-to-day duties and allow them to focus on what they do best, saving lives, and we look forward to continuing our partnership for the next three years."

The renewal of the partnership between Isuzu UTE Australia and Surf Life Saving Australia reaffirms both organisations' commitment to keeping Australian beaches safe. Together, they will continue to fly the iconic red and yellow flags, symbolising their dedication to beach safety and community service.


About Isuzu UTE
Based in Brisbane, Queensland, Isuzu UTE Australia was founded in 2008, introducing the award-winning Isuzu D-MAX to the Australian market. In 2013, we expanded our product range to include the versatile Isuzu MU-X 7-seat SUV. Despite our relatively recent arrival in Australia, our global network boasts strong foundations. 

A subsidiary of Japan's largest trading and investment company, Mitsubishi Corporation, with which Isuzu Motors Limited (Japan) maintains extensive business collaborations. Isuzu Motors, with a rich history dating back to 1916, now stands as one of the world's largest manufacturers of trucks and diesel engines. The company's product portfolio encompasses heavy, medium, and light-duty trucks, buses, passenger vehicles, and industrial-use diesel engines, placing Isuzu Motors at the forefront of vehicle chassis and diesel engine technology. 

At Isuzu UTE Australia, we specialise in utes and SUVs; two of the largest segments in Australia. Our award-winning Isuzu D-MAX ute and MU-X 7-seat SUV are available in either 4x4 or 4x2, offering motorists choice and capability to match the terrain and conditions. Both the D-MAX and MU-X are powered by Isuzu's fuel-efficient, 3.0-litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, generating 140kW of power and 450Nm of torque. Additionally, we've introduced the frugal 1.9-litre turbo-diesel engine to our D-MAX line-up, providing more options to our customers. 

Our resources and automotive expertise are extensive, reflecting in the exceptional quality of our products and the level of service we provide. With a network of over 160 authorised Isuzu UTE outlets across every state and territory in Australia, we take pride in delivering the highest level of service and support nationwide. 

For further information, please contact:
Mark Harman
PR Manager
Isuzu UTE Australia Pty Ltd
M: +61 408 661 732

Maddy Winters
Senior PR Coordinator
Isuzu UTE Australia Pty Ltd
M: +61 432 738 532

Surf Life Saving Australia is Australia's peak coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority.  
With 193,009 members across 315 affiliated Surf Life Saving Clubs, SLSA represents the largest volunteer movement of its kind in the world. Since Surf Life Saving was established in 1907, it is estimated that over 670,000 lives have been saved.   

Surf Life Saving is a unique not-for-profit, community cause, that exists through community donations, fundraising, corporate sponsorship and government grants.