Surf Life Saving NSW

Saving lives on the beach

We exist to save lives, create great Australians and build better communities.

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With 129 clubs across NSW there are plenty of opportunities to become involved as a lifesaver on the beach, a valued member working behind the scenes to keep your club functioning or as a valued supporter.
With 129 clubs across NSW there are plenty of opportunities to become involved as a lifesaver on the beach, a valued member working behind the scenes to keep your club functioning or as a valued supporter.
Nippers is a junior activities program that introduces children aged 5 to 14 to Surf Life Saving. It's a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment.
Nippers is a junior activities program that introduces children aged 5 to 14 to Surf Life Saving. It's a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment.
Visit the members section to find all our resources including forms, circulars, memos, policies, manuals and other important administrative information.
Visit the members section to find all our resources including forms, circulars, memos, policies, manuals and other important administrative information.
We offer public First Aid certification and CPR courses all over NSW. Whether you’re looking for individual training, for a family member, a community group or your entire office, we can provide the right training solution for you.
We offer public First Aid certification and CPR courses all over NSW. Whether you’re looking for individual training, for a family member, a community group or your entire office, we can provide the right training solution for you.

For the very first time, we’ve made our surf lifesavers' training resource available to the community, allowing you to learn life saving CPR skills at home.

Latest News & Events

Saturday, 5 September 2020 to Sunday, 6 September 2020

Unfortunatley due to the Coronavirus pandemic the 2020 Sharkskin NSW IRB Season has been cancelled.

Saturday, 29 August 2020 to Sunday, 30 August 2020

Please note that dates and locations are subject to change or cancellation based on government restrictions in addition to weather and swell conditions.

Saturday, 29 August 2020

This year the 2020 SLSNSW Awards of Excellence will be brought to you online!

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

The BLACKROLL and Surf Life Saving NSW Activation and Recovery Series is here to teach surf lifesavers the benefits of rolling and trigger work using rollers, balls and bands. This seven-part series will provide exercises for each of our Surf Life Saving areas including; IRBs, Surf Boats, Pool Rescue, Beachies, Rescue Ready Lifesavers, Nippers and Water Athletes. Make sure you follow us on Instagram and tune in for our Activation & Recovery Series posts each Wednesday for your chance to win a BLACKROLL pack. 

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Congratulations to the four Directors who have been re-elected to the Surf Life Saving NSW Board for a further two year term.

Friday, 24 July 2020

An emergency incident response over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June was the largest co-ordinated and resourced search and rescue operation in the history of Surf Life Saving Illawarra. The combined response from multiple clubs in the Illawarra branch, which saw over 75 Surf Life Saving personnel working together over a two-day period, has won the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the Month Award for June 2020.

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