How to Become a Lifesaver

Become a Surf Lifesaver

A surf lifesaver is a trained volunteer who patrols our beaches on weekends and public holidays.

Surf lifesavers take on a variety of roles including aquatic rescues, providing first aid and emergency care and educating the public about the dangers of the surf.

Becoming a surf lifesaver is satisfying, fun and rewarding. You can enjoy a healthy lifestyle, be trained in aquatic rescue, make new mates, compete in surf sports events and give something back to your local community. At some point you might also help save someone’s life.

To become a surf lifesaver you need to join a the surf club. You are able to join in on Patrols once you have completed SRC (Surf Rescue Certificate) when reaching age of 13 (commonly known as a Junior Lifesaver). To become a full patrolling member you will also need to obtain your Bronze Medallion qualification.

To hold a Bronze Medallion you must be at least 15 and demonstrate proficiency in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care plus a knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

Once you’ve successfully gained your SRC or  Bronze, you can wear the red and yellow uniform and proudly call yourself a surf lifesaver. You will be assigned to a patrol team where you'll build skills and experience with the help of other qualified lifesavers.

SRC & Bronze Courses

SRC Course will be offered during the season on normal Sunday Nipper days (information of course requirements will be advised by your Age Group Manager)

Bronze Course our training team generally offer 2 Bronze courses every season with one commencing October and the other Commencing in January. Details of the Bronze course can be found in the training section.

Other training courses once you have completed Bronze, you are then able to complete other training such as IRB Crew & Drivers, Advanced Resus just to name a couple. To see the pathways with lifesaving click this link https://sls.com.au/pathways/