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.

Did you know SLSNSW has it's own podcast? Keep up-to-date with what’s happening in Surf Life Saving as our hosts bring you all the latest stories, news and events from our 129 surf clubs along the NSW coastline. Every month we speak to passionate volunteer surf lifesavers who are working hard to protect the public on our coastal waterways.

Latest News & Events

Saturday, 1 February 2020 to Sunday, 2 February 2020

The NSW Country Championships is open to clubs outside the Newcastle-to-Illawarra corridor.

Sunday, 19 January 2020

The NSW Surf Boat Championships is the premier Surf Boat event for crews (in all divisions). The 2020 NSW Surf Boat Interbranch Championships will be held on Sunday 19 January 2020 hosted by Queenscliff SLSC (Sydney Northern Beaches).

Saturday, 7 December 2019 to Sunday, 8 December 2019

The 2019 NSW Interbranch Championships will be held at Bulli SLSC on 7 - 8 December 2019.

Friday, 15 November 2019

As thousands of NSW Year 12 graduates make their final preparations for the traditional Schoolies week, which officially kicks off from Saturday, surf lifesavers are again issuing a warning to those looking to cool off during the celebrations; alcohol, drugs and the ocean are a dangerous combination.

Friday, 15 November 2019

Widespread bushfires raging in many parts of NSW over the last week have mobilised Surf Life Saving volunteers and surf clubs up and down the coast to respond and support local communities.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Visitors to NSW Parliament House on Wednesday could have been forgiven for thinking they’d stepped onto a beach, as a large group of the state’s top volunteer surf lifesavers, wearing their iconic red and yellow patrol uniforms, gathered to celebrate the first ever Surf Life Saving Day.​

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