An important component of surf sports within Surf Lifesaving is the Surf Sports Officials that volunteer their time to oversee and run the events and carnivals that are conducted during the year. Most members become involved as an official due to either their children being involved in the sport or through a keen interest in a specific discipline and the desire to help out their respective surf club. At most carnivals it is a requirement for clubs to supply officials so members will get involved in an area they can assist in where others will assist by covering water safety at our events, which is another process that is in line with the Australian Sports Commission’s structure.

Every year the 6 Branches within Queensland conducted the Level 1 official’s courses for all members. Please see below for dates and venues for the upcoming season, please contact your local Branch regarding registration and additional information.

North Queensland: Level 1 – 30 Aug @ Branch Office & 01 Sept @ Etty Bay SLSC
North Barrier Branch: TBA
Wide Bay Capricorn Branch:TBA
Sunshine Coast Branch: Level 1 – 24 & 30 Aug @ TBA
South Coast Branch: Level 1 – 14 Oct @ South Coast Branch
Point Danger Branch: Level 0 – 06 Sept @ Kirra SLSC & 03 Dec @ Talle SLSC and Level 1 -28 Oct @ Kirra SLSC &  10/24 January 2018 @ Pacific SLSC

Members are asked to attend a theory course on the above dates and then will be advised of upcoming carnivals that they will be required to part take in which will give them the hands on experience necessary to complete their Level 1 Accreditation.

SLSQ is responsible for running Level 2 officials courses where the members involved are nominated by their respective branches, with approximately 12 people selected from across the State. The level 2 course is designed for the officials who will be holding senior positions at carnivals as with any association the more responsibility placed on a person the more training they have to receive.

Once every 2 to 3 years SLSA run a Level 3 officials course where the respective state bodies nominate the members to attend with SLSQ usually being given 3 spots at each course that is run. The level 3 official’s course is designed for the senior positions at the Australian Titles

Officials Re-licensing

Officials accreditation expire after a 4 year period, from which the member must apply to re-license through their respective Branch. Please click on the following link – Re-licencing Form.

For information on re-licensing please contact Melissa Sanagan at SLSQ at