Bronze Medallion

Course Description

The Bronze Medallion is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia. All further awards in Lifesaving build on the Bronze Medallion, and the course is suitable for anyone – young or old. At North Bondi we hold courses aimed a different age groups. If you are 15 to 18 then the Bronze (15 – 18) is for you although priority into this course is given to existing members of the club. If you are over 18 then please sign up for our Bronze (>18) programme.

If you have any questions, please contact:

John Costigan (Bronze (15-18) Coordinator) or Jonathan Golan (Bronze >18 Coordinator) via our online contact form.

Bronze Medallion 18 and Over

The next Bronze Medallion at North Bondi will be held in the February / March timeframe. This course is now full and no longer accepting expressions of interest. If you are interested in doing your Bronze at North Bondi, please check back again in June 2019 for our next intake.

NOTE: You must undertake a 400M Swim in under 9 Minutes under the supervision of a member of the North Bondi Education team as a prerequisite to entry into the Bronze Medallion. These swims will be organised, and notification sent, once registration has closed.

Bronze Medallion Ages 15 – 18

If you are thinking about doing your Bronze Medallion and joining North Bondi Surf Club, the next course will commence 29thOctober 2018with the following dates:

  • Session 1:         Monday 29thOctober – 6pm to 9pm
  • Session 2:         Sunday 4thNovember – 12pm to 4pm
  • Session 3:         Sunday 11thNovember – 12pm to 4pm
  • Session 4:         Sunday 18thNovember – 12pm to 4pm
  • Session 5:         Sunday 25thNovember – 12pm to 4pm
  • Session 6:         Sunday 2ndDecember – 12pm to 4pm
  • Session 7:         Sunday 9thDecember – 12pm to 4pm
  • Assessments:    Week of the 10thDecember (Midweek & Weekend)

We have LIMITED positions on this bronze course. In order to participate in this course, you must be:

  1. A patrolling member of the Club holding both your SRC and Radio Operators Certificate
  2. Able to swim 400 m in under 9 minutes; and
  3. Turn 15 on or before 15 December 2018.

Swim Time – Sunday the 28th October at 3pm at Icebergs – All candidates must pass the swim Test to meet the pre-requisite for the course. The trainer may do additional swim times but will communicate this directly with Candidates prior to starting the course. This is timed ONLY by the North Bondi Education Team at a set time and location. No other swim accepted.

Contact Person – John Costigan BRONZE (15-18) – juniorbronze@northbondisurfclub.comor

Bronze Course – Training caps, training manuals, aids & equipment will be provided. Bring swimwear, appropriate warm or waterproof clothing, hat, towel, water bottle, pens and a note pad. Please note there are limited spots in this group. You might not get your choice in this squad. We will use your registration forms to help with this process. Registration forms are to be completed online only.

Register by clicking here



IF SUCCESSFUL, you need to pay for the course. PAYMENT is needed before commencing course due to insurance reasons Fees (as 2018 – 2019) and subject to change:

Course/Category          Course Fees      Membership Fee (1 year)          Building Levy* Total

Bronze – Under 18        $90                  $50 (if not already paid)           $100*               $240

*Note: This levy is compulsory for anyone joining the club over the next 10 years. All existing members should have already paid the levy and will not be required to pay as part of the registration for the course.

Please contact the office if you have any queries on this: