There are many ways in which you can get involved as a Surf Life Saving volunteer. Surf Life Saving has opportunities for people to be an active patrol member saving lives on the beach, an age manager for Nippers on the weekend or as a volunteer club official working behind the scenes to ensure things run smoothly. Many of these responsibilities require certified training and provide nationally recognised certifications upon completion.

Main Pathways in Surf Life Saving

Bronze Medallion

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge in order to be able to participate in Surf Life Saving patrol operations.

This is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia.

Surf Rescue Certificate

The Surf Rescue Certificate is a stepping stone to the full Bronze Medallion that is generally the minimum standard required for full patrolling duties.

The Surf Rescue Certificate was originally intended for young people aged between 13 and 15 years, however, anyone over the age of 13 can qualify at this level. The Surf Rescue Certificate is the minimum standard required for water safety at Nippers and similar events.

Further Awards for Members

Other Roles & Certifications

Register your interest for the Bronze Medallion in the 2022 / 2023 season

Please note that Bronze Courses at North Bondi SLSC are very popular and almost always oversubscribed. As such the Club will be selecting participants who are most likely to participate in all aspects of the Club and assist the community generally through Surf Life Saving. If this is you, please click on this link to fill out our Expression of Interest form. Please note that registrations will close on Sunday, 3rd July 2022.