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Become a surf lifesaver



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.

What's involved?

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 our Join page and follow the steps. Or to find out more about becoming a surf lifesaver, check the searchable Club Directory for your local club's details or 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

Alternatively, you can print out this membership application form, fill it out and take it down to your local surf club.