Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the world of Surf Lifesaving Queensland, our Clubs offer a variety of pathways and programs to help you achieve your goals, develop your skills, and make a positive impact to our communities.
Even if you are not a strong swimmer we have a role for you, so read on and find out more about how you can join the family!
Want to become a fully qualified surf lifesaver on beach patrol. You will need join a Club and then undertake your Bronze Medallion (our main lifesaving course.) Alternatively, you can complete a Surf Rescue Certificate which is considered a stepping stone to a full Bronze Medallion.
The Bronze Medallion equips you with essential skills in surf awareness, rescue techniques, radio communication, CPR, and first aid, opening up opportunities for you.
As a Bronze Medallion holder, your responsibilities will include beach patrols, ensuring public safety, potential rescues using a board or tube, and preventive actions.
What do I need to gain my Bronze Medallion?
How long does a Bronze Medallion course take?
The SRC course is typically run over 6-8 weekends or shorter intensive course. Each course schedule can vary depending on trainer availability, weather conditions, and facility availability. Specific schedules will be issued for each course.
What do I need to gain my Surf Rescue Certificate?
The Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) is a stepping stone to the full Bronze Medallion that is generally the minimum standard required for full patrolling duties.
The Surf Rescue Certificate was originally intended for young people aged between 13 and 15 years, however, anyone over the age of 13 can qualify at this level. The Surf Rescue Certificate is the minimum standard required for water safety at Nippers and similar events.
How long does a SRC course take?
The SRC course is typically run over 8 weeks with one weeknight for theory and one day on the weekend for practical. However, each course schedule can vary depending on trainer availability, weather conditions, and facility availability. Specific schedules will be issued for each course.
If you want to wear the red and yellow but are not a confident in the water – we still need you!
We welcome patrolling Members who can bring skills in different areas, three key roles you could play are:
A patrolling Member who helps identify key risks and monitor the beachgoers. This course takes 1.5 – 2 hours to complete.
A patrolling Members who provides communication support, an essential part of lifesaving. You will need to complete the Observer course before completing your Radio Operators Certificate.
A patrolling Members who provides essential medical support.
Surf Lifesaving is so much more than what happens on the beach. From sports, to administration, to supporting youth, to being paid to patrol - the opportunities are endless!
See how you can get involved at your local Surf Life Saving Club.