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

23/24 Season SRC and Bronze Medallion Courses

The club is currently assessing its patrolling member numbers to ensure that we have an adequate number of lifesavers to fulfil our Club’s patrol obligations. If there is a need to recruit additional lifesavers, Expression of Interest and Bronze Medallion Course Information will be advertised via this website. 

It is anticipated that further information will be available in August 2023. Please check back here then.

NOTE: If your child was in U13 Nippers in the 2022/2023 season, you should have received an email from the Club office regarding your child’s eligibility for the SRC. If you did not receive any communication from the office in this regard, please contact Bec Mancini, Yoni or Alex (Age Managers) at your earliest convenience