Become a Surf Lifesaver
Australian for Life
Surf lifesavers are trained volunteers that patrol our beaches on weekends during the summer. We undertake a number of roles including aquatic rescue, first aid and emergency care, and beach surveillance and education.
Becoming a surf lifesaver is rewarding, challenging, and great fun! You can become trained in aquatic safety, maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle, make new mates, and contribute to your local community. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to save someone’s life. There is probably no more important thing that you can learn and gift that you can give.
The beach lifestyle and surf lifesavers are an integral part of the Australian heritage and tradition. Surf Life Saving is a challenge to all Australians, to put aside differences and excuses, and to get involved and help out. Surf Clubs are open to members from all walks of life—all ages, and all backgrounds. As a Club and as a community, we’re Australian for life.
If you are 15 years old or over, you need to obtain your Bronze Medallion to become a qualified surf lifesaver. If you are aged 13-14, you can complete your Surf Rescue Certificate to start patrolling, and then do the Bronze Medallion when you turn 15. These courses involve surf awareness, aquatic rescue, patrol and surveillance procedures, CPR, and first aid.
Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will be wearing the red and yellow, and can proudly call yourself a surf lifesaver. The Club will then allocate you to a patrol.