Supporting Each Other


Surf Life Saving is proud of the quality and calibre of our members who provide an invaluable voluntary service to the community. Today there are 36,000 members from the 59 Surf Life Saving Clubs around Queensland, who give countless hours to keep the public safe at our beaches.

SLSQ aims to grow, retain and reward our membership base to provide them with the knowledge and skills to assist them develop into quality lifesavers. The safety and wellbeing of our members remains our first and foremost priority in all activities and our dedicated membership area looks after our members through providing development opportunities, award programs and protection policies to reach our goal of healthy membership. Becoming a surf lifesaver offers you many opportunities within the movement whether you are five or fifty there is a place for everyone. So what are you waiting for – Join Today – become a lifesaver!

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Have you ever thought about becoming a volunteer surf lifesaver? We need a team of skilled and supportive members to not only patrol Queensland’s beaches, but to fill a number of other important roles. You could be a coach, official, athlete, fundraiser, supervisor for our junior activities program, committee member, radio operator, trainer and assessor, or rescue boat driver. We even have roles for people who love to cook up a BBQ!

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Member Development

Surf Life Saving is committed to providing leadership pathways for members in the movement. Member development programs begin on a club level and are also conducted at branch, state and national levels. Each has a particular focus, and each prepares members for movement through those levels. SLSQ offers a number of opportunities for members to build on their personal and professional capabilities as outlined in the membership development pathway below.

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Brisbane Lifesaving Service

Brisbane Lifesaving Service (BLS) is a ground breaking initiative that provides Brisbane residents with a unique opportunity to obtain the key lifesaving skills required to patrol one of South-East Queensland’s beautiful beaches.


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If you’re thinking of introducing your child to lifesaving, then Junior Activities is for you. Junior Activities is open to children from the age five up to 13 years (age for a season is calculated as of midnight September 30). Every club in Queensland offers a Junior Activities program, all with various styles and sizes, so visit your local club to see what’s on offer.

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Young people are the future of lifesaving and SLSQ aims to provide our younger with the opportunity to make friends and learn new skills in an enjoyable environment. There are many ways that you can be involved in lifesaving and there are heaps of programs and activities that SLSQ run to help keep you motivated, keep you involved, and that help you get ahead in life outside lifesaving!

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Surf Life Saving relies heavily upon the efforts and enthusiasm displayed by its members. Members are our best resource and we work hard to ensure that our members are recognised for their efforts. Throughout the association we recognise our members in different ways from club through to national levels.

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Member Welfare and Protection

Surf Life Saving Queensland and its affiliated clubs and branches, are committed to the health, safety and wellbeing of all members. We are dedicated to providing a safe environment for those participating in surf lifesaving activities. The SLSA Member Safety and Wellbeing Policy provides the guiding framework to ensure the safety of our members.

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Emergency Care Training Calendar - Club Members

Click here to see all available Emergency Care courses for club members.

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Memorial Day

Join us for the last day of the patrolling season, where we will remember those lost in Queensland waters, and farewell members of the Surf Life Saving family who are no longer with us.

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Member Education

Become a trainer, assessor or facilitator (TAF) for your club. There are many benefits involved in becoming a Surf Life Saving Queensland Trainer, Assessor or Facilitator.

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