Become a Lifesaver

Surf lifesavers are Australian for life. You can be too. As one of Australia’s busiest beaches we are always looking for new patrol members.

Our volunteer surf lifesavers assist every weekend throughout the patrolling season devoting their time and skills to ensure the safety of locals and visitors to the iconic Surfers Paradise Beach.

Australia wide they perform over 11,000 rescues, 600,000 preventative actions and 50,000 first aid treatments. They give up their time to save lives.

Becoming a surf lifesaver is satisfying, fun and rewarding. You can lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, become trained in aquatic safety skills, make new friends, compete in surf sports whilst giving something back to your local community.

On a daily basis they undertake a number of roles including aquatic rescues, providing first aid and emergency care and providing surf safety information to the public.

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Become a Lifesaver at Surfers Paradise

To become a surf lifesaver you will need to join Surfers Paradise SLSC and enrol in one of our Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) courses.

The following dates have been set for the upcoming season:

20th September 2023 commencing at 6pm

7th February 2024 commencing at 6pm

The Bronze Medallion course is the required award to be a lifesaver in Australia.  The course will cover pool and ocean swimming, first aid, radio operation, knowledge of rescue techniques and resuscitation. 

Upon the completion of the Bronze Medallion course, you will become an active member of the Club and be placed onto a patrol.  The patrolling season runs from September to May each year.

How do I sign up?

Becoming a Surf Lifesaver with our Club is easy. Simply call our Surf Club Office on 5553 1900 option 3 or email


Create a Surf Life Saving Members Area Account to access online courses, renew memberships and order merchandise.


Club Facilities

Our club has a range of facilities available for use by its active members:

Bar and Restaurant

Enjoy drinks, breakfast, lunch and dinner in our fantastic upstairs or downstairs bar and restaurant. Enjoy 5% discount on all food when you become a member of our wonderful club.

Accessible Beach

Proudly Supported by our incredible partners Volunteering Gold Coast, our Accessible Beaches Program runs every Sunday throughout our Patrol Season (October – April). Gain access to the beach via mats, waterproof wheelchairs ramp and hoist.

For more information CLICK HERE

Level 1 Bar and Bistro

The Level 1 Bar and Bistro is located upstairs and is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week from 11.30am.


Our club has a gym that is available to active members for a low cost of $60 a year. Competitors are given priority for scheduled training sessions. The gym is located upstairs at the back of the club. Users must remember to respect the facility and other users by putting all weights away after use, taking a towel and wearing shoes and a shirt.

Administration Office

Our administration office can be found upstairs behind the function room. Our office administrator works out of here during business hours.

Equipment Room

All training equipment is stored upstairs in the training room near the admin office.

Equipment Storage Area

At the rear of the restaurant is the area where all the boards, tubes and some patrol equipment is stored. This area is also used to wash down equipment such as the IRB before storing.

First Aid Room

The first aid room is located on the new esplanade beachfront path across the road from the club. It contains medical supplies, a patient bed and the club radios. This area is where patients are taken to wait for an ambulance.

IRB Shed

Located under the club in the underground carpark is the storage shed for all our patrol vehicles, patrol trailer, ATV and IRB.

Australian Surf Life Saving Club Champions

1988/89, 1994/95, 1995/96, 1996/97, 1999/2000, 2000/01, 2001/02, 2002/03

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