The weekend patrol season is generally from first weekend in December to the last weekend of March each summer.
How do I become a Surf Lifesaver?
To gain your Surf Lifesaving Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate Award you need to first join a Surf Life Saving Club. You will be taught first aid, resuscitation, practical rescue skills and you must complete a 400m swim within the time limit. The Club will provide the training and equipment you need to learn the skills to be ready to sit the examination.
The assessment tests both practical and theoretical lifesaving knowledge and skills that you have been taught. Courses are run throughout the summer so as soon as you are ready, you can put your learning to the test.
Once you have achieved your Surf Lifesaving Award you can become part of your Clubs's Surf Lifesaving patrol team and a whole world of opportunities are available to you. You can continue to develop your lifesaving skills through first aid courses, programmes to develop your skills or learn to drive the Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB).
For contact details of your nearest Surf Life Saving Club visit the Club page