BECOME A
LIFEGUARD

Volunteer Lifeguards patrol from Labour weekend to Easter weekend each year. You would be placed in a patrol that is rostered every 4 weeks (one of 4 Patrols). Each patrol has around 20 to 30 Lifeguards so there is plenty of experienced help at hand.

REQUIREMENTS:

In order to patrol you need to gain a Surf Lifeguard Award.

To qualify for the Surf Lifeguard Award, you must be 14 years or older, and complete the following:

  • Swimming 400m in less than 9 minutes in a pool

  • Performing a tube rescue both in the pool and the surf

  • Perform a 200m run, 200m swim, 200m run at a West Coast beach

  • Be able to demonstrate competence in CPR and First Aid

  • Be able to demonstrate use of a Surf radio and signal flags

  • Answer 32 out of 40 theory questions in a written test 

This may sound like a mission but we have a structured training programme in place to make it as easy and enjoyable as possible for you to become a lifeguard

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BECOME
PATROL SUPPORT

Patrol Support is considered to be an extension of safety at our beach and is perfect for those who are interested in joining surf patrols but not take part in any water-based activities.

REQUIREMENTS:

In order to be a patrol support member you need to pass the entire theoretical component of the Surf Lifeguard Award.

To qualify for you must be 14 years or older, and complete the following:

  • Be able to demonstrate competence in CPR and First Aid

  • Be able to demonstrate the use of a Surf radio and signal flags

  • Pass SLSNR theory paper with 80% correct

PATROL HOURS

Volunteer lifeguards patrol on weekends from 11am to 4pm from labour weekend to Easter.

During the months of December, January and February weekend patrol hours are extended to 11am to 5pm.

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Season Statistics

981

0

6

4

2

Volunteer Hours

Rescues

This season

First Aid

Call Outs

Searches

104,964

869

571

44

188

2

Deaths

22

Since 1980

Since 2001

LIFEGUARDING
PATHWAYS

There are a range of ways in which you can develop your skill sets to become a more effective lifeguard.