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Become a volunteer



Surf Life Saving is an active part of Australian local communities. A place to belong, a place for everyone, a place to grow and be safe. But Surf Life Saving couldn’t save lives without volunteers.

There are various ways in which people can volunteer their time.

If you’re not interested in performing aquatic rescues as a surf lifesaver, but still interested in volunteering your time on the beach, you can join a local club and help in other ways.

You could become an age manager of a nippers program. An age manager looks after the care, safety, well being and development of the junior surf lifesaver. Our Nippers program wouldn’t happen without the generous support of our volunteers, who offer their precious time to provide the supportive environment in which they can learn and develop. 

Or you could learn new skills and complete qualifications in first aid or radio operations, to help on beach patrols. You could even help out with the weekend barbeque. The possibilities are endless.

To find out how you can volunteer your time, find your local surf club in the searchable Club Directory and then go to our special Join page to proceed with your membership application.

Alternatively, contact your state centre below.

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.