Become a Lifesaver at Lakes

Surf lifesavers are Australian for life. You can be too.

A surf lifesaver is a trained volunteer that patrols our beach on weekends & Public Holidays during Summer. They undertake a number of roles including aquatic rescues, providing first aid and emergency care and providing surf safety information to the public.

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 mates, compete in surf sports, and give something back to your local community. You may also help save someone’s life one day.

Who can join Lakes Beach S.L.S.C.?

Membership of SLSA is open to anybody, regardless of age, race, religion or sex.

What do I have to do to be a surf lifesaver?

The Bronze Medallion is the minimum requirement for an active surf lifesaver. To obtain this award you must be over the age of 15 and demonstrate proficiency in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care plus anatomy and physiology. Find out more information on what courses we offer on our education page

Are there any other ways I can join Lakes Beach S.L.S.C. without doing a Bronze Medallion?

Yes. SLSA offers a wide range of awards to its members and the community. For example, by gaining basic awards in radio operations, you can assist with patrol observation and communication duties without having to perform water-based rescues.

If you are less than 15 years of age you can obtain a Surf Rescue Certificate. Probationary surf lifesavers can achieve this award from the age of 13. The award trains candidates in rescue skills, first aid and patient management, resuscitation, plus a theoretical component exploring safety knowledge and surf awareness.

If you are looking for a way to entertain your children during the summer season then why don't you join them up in our Nippers program. The Lakes Beach Junior Life Saving Club Activities Program is for children aged between 5 and 14 years and provides basic surf skills. We also host a very successful Little Ripper program for 3 - 5 year old children. You can find out more information about our junior activities here

So how do I Join?

There are a few different options available for joining our club. Click here to find out how.