Melbourne, July 5 : Besides saving lives on beaches, lifeguards Down Under have slipped into another role - the 'morality police'.
Senior lifeguards are evicting increasing numbers of oglers from popular topless sunbathing spots.
They have even warned of men armed with hidden cameras who were filming unsuspecting female sunbakers on Queensland beaches, reports News.com.au.
The lifesavers revealed that "dodgy types" were warned on an almost daily basis about ogling and sitting unacceptably close to topless women while some perverts even used telescopes for spying.
But the restrictions are not just confined to men, for women have been warned not to run around half-naked, or go topless into the sea.
In Cairns, women were allowed to sunbake topless on the Esplanade but lifeguards were supposed to enforce a "no jiggle" law.
Under the five-year-old rule, women could legally take their tops off as long as they did not strut about, swim in the pool, play beach volleyball or fling a Frisbee.