2015 26+ Development Program

Surf Life Saving New South Wales (SLSNSW) has scoped the need for increased development opportunities for new members aged 26 years and over and will run a pilot program in 2015 that is aims to bridge the current gap in development opportunities.

The program aims to encompass all aspects of Surf Life Saving from a club including member recruitment and development, educational pathways, sport participation and lifesaving skills development. A key focus of the program will be to promote best practice initiatives that can be tailored to an individual club’s needs. These initiatives will be based on the SLSNSW Quality Clubs Program. They are intended to reduce ‘burnout’ of members by not overburdening them and by establishing a sustainable system whereby workloads are split across multiple members.


Transport: SLSNSW to organise flights for participants from Far North Coast, North Coast, Mid North Coast and Far South Coast branches. All other participants are to make their own way to the program with train station pickups available

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner to be provided by SLSNSW

The program is offered at no cost to the participant, with Surf Life Saving New South Wales covering flights, accommodation and meal costs.


The following eligibility criteria has been set for the program;

  • Financial member of a New South Wales club
  • Aged 26 years and over on Thursday 1 January 2015 (born 1988 or prior)
  • Attained their SLS Bronze Medallion after 1 July 2012
  • Proficient in SLS Bronze Medallion for the 2014/2015 season


Circular 3387: New 26+ Development Program 2015

How to apply

To apply for the program, click here to fill in the online form.

All applications must be endorsed by the participants club and branch.

Applications will be assessed on their eligibility before being collated and forwarded to the Branches for prioritisation based on their application answers and current involvement in Surf Life Saving.

Each Branch is allocated one spot on the program in 2015, however depending on nominations, more allocations may be provided to a branch based on a recommendation from the NSW Director of Lifesaving and the NSW Director of Member Services.

Terms and Conditions

Applications will close with Surf Life Saving New South Wales at 9am Monday 30 March 2015.