The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships will return to the Gold Coast in 2017. As part of the celebrations, we are holding the third annual Aussie Ocean Swim on March 26, at North Kirra Beach.

Open to all competitors aged 16 years and over, the 2km race will feature some of Australia’s best ocean athletes.

Entries have now closed online, however we will be accepting registrations on the day.


  • Date: Sunday, 26 March 2017
  • Start Time: 8:00am
  • Finish Time: 10:00am
  • Start & Finish location: 100m South of North Kirra SLSC, North Kirra Beach
  • Distance: 2km
  • Price: $40 per competitor
  • Late Entry: $50 per competitor
  • Race Day Registrations: open at 5:30am (close 7:30am sharp)
  • Entries are open to Surf Life Saving members and members of the public.
  • 2017 will recognise all age categories
  • Entry categories include an Elite (Open) Category and 7 additional age divisions for both men and women across Opens and Masters
  • All age groups will be Australian Championship events for eligible SLSA members


Age Categories:

The Aussie Ocean Swim will be conducted over a 2km distance and in the following age categories:

  • MALE: Open, Under 17, Under 19, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
  • FEMALE: Open, Under 17, Under 19, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Minimum age 15 years as at 30 September 2016. Your category for age divisions is determined by your age as at midnight 30 September 2016. Swimmers are only permitted to enter into one age category.

Competitors enter the water at the Aussie Ocean Swim 2017


From the iconic Surfers Paradise beach to the dining precincts of Main Beach and out to the lush, green hinterland, there’s a new experience waiting for you at every turn on the Gold Coast. Theme parks, world-renowned beaches and year-round sunshine are just a few of the reasons 10.5 million visitors flock to the Gold Coast each year.

Click here to start planning your trip to The Aussie Ocean Swim 2017 and discover what Queensland has to offer.

Oceanfront dining on the Gold Coast


Getting affordable, convenient accommodation for The Aussie Ocean Swim 2017 and then dealing with changes along the way can be a hassle. That’s why we’ve appointed Stay Oz Accommodation Management to assist competitors in managing their accommodation.

How does it work?

  1. Email or call Stay Oz with details of your accommodation needs (number of people, dates, accommodation type, etc)
  2. Stay Oz research and negotiate with accommodation providers
  3. Stay Oz forward you a list of priced options from which to choose
  4. Stay Oz then works with you throughout the whole process until after The Aussie Ocean Swim is finished saving you time and helping with whatever they can.

Stay Oz can help you avoid financial penalties if your group’s numbers and dates change.

To book your accommodation with Stay Oz, fill in their online booking form.

For more information you can contact Stay Oz at or by calling 1800 359 830.

Gold Coast accommodation on the beach

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