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You’ve seen Surf Lifesavers at the beach. You’ve swum between the flags safe in the knowledge that somebody is looking out for you, in case you run into difficulty. But have you ever wondered what it takes to become a Surf Lifesaver? Have you considered what it takes to perform a surf rescue? How much training is involved? What does it cost? Did you know that all Surf Lifesavers are volunteers? They give up their time and risk their lives to make your trip to the beach a safe and happy one.

Please browse our Surf Life Saving stories and if you would like to learn more, contact your Surf Life Saving Club of choice.

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Nippers program


Nippers is an education program designed for children to gain new skills and confidence at the beach and at the same time make new friends and have fun. Best of all, the skills that they learn can stay with them for a lifetime and could even save a life.

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Surf Life Saving has been saving lives for over 100 years. You know that you can count on the red and yellow to look out for you at the beach. But, did you know that you could learn lifesaving from the experts with our range of First Aid Courses?

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Join Surf Life Saving club


A great way to get involved with Surf Life Saving and your local community is to join a club. Our Surf clubs love welcoming new members and there’s always plenty to do from helping out with a weekend BBQ to learning how to save a life - you’re sure to find something that you’ll love. To find out more about your local club you find them through the club directory and get in touch with them directly.

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