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Learn skills for life, get fit, have fun, and meet new friends when you volunteer with Brisbane Lifesaving Service!

How do I get involved?

Bronze Course: Commences January 23rd

Cost: $170

Inclusions: polo shirt, cap, patrol uniform, training materials, membership, further training courses

For more info and to enrol, click here!

All prospective members must complete a 400 metre pool swim in nine minutes before starting surf training.

What is Brisbane Lifesaving Service?

Brisbane Lifesaving Service (BLS) is a new volunteer initiative that helps Brisbane residents get involved with Surf Life Saving.

You don’t have to live on the coast to get involved with Surf Life Saving! Members are trained in lifesaving skills including surf awareness, first aid, and resuscitation while completing their Bronze Medallion.

Theory is taught centrally at South Brisbane. Practical training in the surf is conducted on the Gold or Sunshine Coast.

Why volunteer with Brisbane Lifesaving Service?

Brisbane Lifesaving Service offers its members a range of personal and professional development opportunities which few other volunteer organisations can match.

As a volunteer Brisbane surf lifesaver you will become part of an iconic Australian organisation with more than 100 years of history behind it. Have fun, form new friendships, and keep fit while giving back to the community and learning skills that could one day save a life.

As a Brisbane Lifesaving Service member the expected volunteer commitment is only around half a day each month.

Brisbane Lifesaving Service volunteers have the opportunity to move into specialist areas on completion of their initial training including: rescue water craft, communications, and the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service to name a few.

Can’t swim? No Worries!

You can still volunteer with Brisbane Lifesaving Service even if you can’t swim! There are plenty of other ways for Brisbane based people to volunteer with Surf Life Saving without getting wet, many of our members take on roles such as First Aid Officer, or Radio Operator.

To volunteer today, contact Morgan Knowles at

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