Coogee Beach is one of Perth’s most popular beaches on the Cockburn Sound,South of Fremantle. Lifesaving is our core business.
Since our inception in 2002, our Club has grown from 230 to over 1200 members. We have a proud history as a patrolling club and we encourage all members to work towards obtaining their Surf Rescue Certificate and Bronze Medallion qualifications so that they can patrol on our beautiful beach.
The club holds several social functions for its members that are conducted throughout the year, ranging from Friday night drinks and Sunday Sessions to the Annual Dinner and Awards Night. The aim of these functions is to promote social interaction and to foster new friendships.

New members are most welcome!

You can join as a Patrolling Member, as a Family, or join our Nippers program which gets the younger ones confident on the beach and in the surf. You may also want to join to compete in lifesaving events, to get fit or make the most of the Club’s social life and meet new people.
Social members are always welcome to enjoy the facilities and Social Events at the Club throughout the year.
Whatever your reason, Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club has something to suit you.

Club Member Registration Days

Registration Days will be held from 9am to 11am on 24th September and 8th October at the Clubrooms (Ken Hodgkinson Training Room or Daryll Smith Function Room) at 20 Poore Grove, Coogee.
Club Open day will be held on Sunday 17th September 10am - 2pm

Our Club is a Kid Sport Registered Club, for information & application procedures click on the following link:

Current & New Members can download a copy of the Members Handbook here

For more information please contact the Club Office on 08 9494 1433 or by email


Parents of Stingrays, Nippers or Cadets (i.e. Any Member under the Age of 18) can become Family Members of the Club with an appropriate Family Membership Package. Parents can only remain in a Family Membership as long as their child or children is a Stingray, Nipper or Cadet. The Club encourages Parents with a Family Membership to take an active role within the Club by assisting with Age Group Activities and Programs. A Family Membership entitles Parents to use of Club facilities and have all the benefits of a Social Membership, but NOT the use of the gymnasium or Club equipment.


A Parent Membership is available to Parents of Stingrays, Nippers or Cadets (i.e. Any Member under the Age of 13). This Membership Package is similar to the Family Membership but may be more cost effective for single Parents or Parents with one child involved in the club. A Parent Membership entitles the Parent to use the Club facilities and have all benefits of a Social Membership, but NOT use of the gymnasium or club equipment.

Stingrays and Nippers 5 to 13 years

Affectionately known as our Stingray and Nipper Age Groups, these programs are designed for developing aquatic safety skills, surf awareness, team leadership and communication skills. These are conducted every Sunday morning from 9.00am to 11.00am. In a stimulating, challenging and fun environment we aim to prepare these junior lifesavers for a lifetime of surf safety and fun, and guide them towards becoming fully qualified, committed, dedicated Surf Lifesavers prepared to volunteer their time to ensure we have safe enjoyable beaches.

Cadets 14 - 17 years

Active Cadets aged between 14 and 17 years of age as of the 1st October are required to gain their Surf Rescue Certificate when they turn 14 and their Bronze Medallion when they turn 15 and become Patrolling Members of the Club and compete at Senior Carnivals in Under 14 and Under 17 Age Groups.

Active Senior

Active Senior Members are over the age of 18 years who hold the minimum requirement of the Bronze Medallion. Active Members duties range from Patrols on the beach, water safety for community events and much more. Members in this category can progress to more advanced levels of Awards.
Prospective Active Senior Members must complete their Surf Lifesaving Bronze Medallion. The Club only approves new Active Senior Membership applications once the Member has confirmed their availability and have signed up to the next available Bronze Medallion Course.
Active Cadets who turn 18 and who hold their SLS Bronze Medallion, automatically become Active Senior Members of the Club.
Active Senior Members are required to:

  • Pay the annual membership fee to remain a financial member of the Club.
  • Hold the relevant award (Bronze Medallion) and complete the annual skills maintenance and proficiency testing (Requalification) for this award in October/November of each year.
  • Complete a minimum of 20 hours of patrols per season.
  • Active Senior Members are encouraged to:
  • Further their lifesaving skills by gaining higher awards such as ARTC, Spinal Management and IRB Crew/Driver
  • Experienced Patrol Members with good leadership skills are encouraged to become Patrol Captains.
  • Be involved in different areas of the Club by becoming involved in leadership groups.
  • Be active in Surf Sport Competition at Club, Inter-Club, State and National levels.

Active Reserve

Active Reserve Members are Senior Members of the Club who no longer actively Patrol on a regular basis.

Active Reserve Members are required to:

  • Pay the annual membership fee to remain a financial member of the Club.
  • Hold the relevant award (Bronze Medallion) and complete the annual skills maintenance and proficiency testing (Requalification) for this award in October/November of each year.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 hours of Patrols per season on any Patrol.


Members are always welcome to join the Club and enjoy the facilities, and social events program. The Club has a Club Restricted Liquor Licence and therefore only Members and Members Guests are permitted within the Club’s licenced social and function areas.
Social Membership of the Club entitles the Member to use club facilities, obtain discounts on bar purchases, as well as concession of up to $100 if joining the Gym. 24/7 access to the Members change room facilities is also available with the purchase of a Club access device.
Note: Social Members can nominate if they wish to have regular access to the Members Changerooms, by purchasing an Access Device at the costs shown in the Membership Category and Fee table above.

How to Join:

We encourage all new and existing Members to join or renew their memberships through the Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) Members Portal

Every Member of a Surf Club around Australia is required to have their own SLSA Member Portal Account and login.

Alternatively, new memberships and renewals can be completed on:

  • Club Registrations Days
  • Club Open Day
  • Sunday Mornings during the season between 815 and 10am.
  • Or by contacting the Office during business hours, Monday to Friday 9 to 5pm.

Frequently Asked Questions