A surf lifesaver is a trained volunteer that patrols our beaches on the weekends. They undertake a number of roles including aquatic rescues, providing first aid and emergency care and providing surf safety information to the public.
Becoming a surf lifesaver is satisfying, fun and rewarding. You can lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, become trained in aquatic safety skills, make new mates, compete in surf sports, and give something back to your local community. You may also help save someone’s life one day.
To become a surf lifesaver you need to join your local surf life saving club. You will then need to obtain your Bronze Medallion training qualification. To obtain this you must be over the age of 15 and demonstrate proficiency in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care plus anatomy and physiology.
Once you’ve successfully completed this and you have signed up with your local club, you will be wearing the red and yellow, and can proudly call yourself a surf lifesaver. Your club will then allocate you your patrol hours.
How do I sign up?
Becoming a surf lifesaver has never been easier. Visit lifesavingonline.com.au and follow the steps. Or to find out more about becoming a surf lifesaver, you can contact your state centre.
Surf Life Saving NSW
Surf Life Saving QLD
Life Saving VIC
Surf Life Saving SA
Surf Life Saving WA
Surf Life Saving TAS
Surf Life Saving NT