The best IRB crews in the country come together annually to battle it out for Australian Championship glory.


13-15 July 2018, Thirroul Beach, NSW

The Australian and Interstate Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Championships are an opportunity for the best IRB crews from across the country to compete against each other over one action-packed weekend promoting the skills required to complete a successful IRB rescue.

The 2018 Championships will be held at Thirroul Beach from 13-15 July 2018.

Normal Entry closes: Thursday 28 June

Late Entry closes: Thursday 5 July

To view the site map, click here.

Entries are now open through the Sports Event Management System (SEMS). If clubs do not have access, they should send a request to Please refer to the Entry Circular located on the Members Portal for further information.

View the results circular for the 2017 IRB Championships.

For further information please email the SLSA Events Team.

Spectator Guide

Friday 13 July

  • Australian & Interstate IRB Championships Opening Ceremony &
    March Past from 7:30am
  • Australian IRB Masters Competition from 8:00am
  • Interstates IRB Competition from 2:00pm


Saturday 14 July

  • Australian IRB Opens Competition from 8:00am


Sunday 15 July

  • Australian IRB Opens Competition from 8:00am
Competitors in the 2016 Australian IRB Championships