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Surf Life Saving NSW would like to congratulate a host of surf lifesavers who have been awarded the National Medal, as well as Second Clasps and First Clasps for their sustained service and commitment to Surf Life Saving.

Established in 1975 as a military recognition award, the National Medal has since branched out into government and voluntary organisations and is now Australia’s most awarded civil medal.

The National Medal is awarded to individuals on behalf of the Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and recognises long and diligent service in organisations that are dedicated to protecting life and property at a degree of risk to their members.

National Medals can also be awarded to those who risk their lives or safety to protect or assist the community in enforcement of the law or in times of emergency or natural disaster.

“On behalf of our organisation I would like to congratulate the NSW recipients of this honour,” said Surf Life Saving NSW President, Peter Agnew.

“We are very lucky as a gazetted emergency service to be supported by more than 76,000 dedicated and passionate members, and this honour, in a way, is testament to their commitment to the movement and their character as individuals.”

Heading the list of those honoured is Mark Quinn (Brunswick SLSC) and Peter Quartly (Bondi SBLSC) who receives his Second Clasp for 35 years of service, with Terry Hagan (Sandon Point SLSC), Brent Jackson (Bondi SBLSC) and William Kensey (Toowoon Bay SLSC) among those receiving First Clasps for 25 years of service.

Surf Life Saving NSW volunteers with a minimum of 30 patrolling hours over a minimum period of 15 seasons, are eligible for the National Medal.



Mark Quinn, Brunswick SLSC

Peter Quartly, Bondi Surf Bathers LSC


Greg Byrne, Avoca Beach SLSC

Tcece Campbell, Birubi Point SLSC

Garry Clarke, Avoca Beach SLSC

Adrian Hill, North Narrabeen SLSC

David Rope, Cudgen Headland SLSC

Terry Hagan, Sandon Point SLSC

Brent Jackson, Bondi Surf Bathers LSC

William Kensey, Toowoon Bay SLSC


Stephen Angel, Toowoon Bay SLSC

Graham Ball, Avoca Beach SLSC

Alan Bawden, Cape Hawke SLSC

Darren Browning, Broulee Surfers SLSC

Alexander Buckton, Narrabeen Beach SLSC

Mathew Burazin, Kiama SLSC

Glenn Clarke, The Entrance SLSC

Kate Daly, Kiama SLSC

Gary Dixon, Newport SLSC

Andrew Edmunds, Broulee Surfers SLSC

Michelle Ellis, Pacific Palms SLSC

Ian Everingham, South West Rocks SLSC

Simon Fearn, Broulee Surfers SLSC

Trevor Franklin, Port Macquarie SLSC

Michael Gaffney, Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club

Grant Gardiner, Cape Hawke SLSC

John Greenhill, Newport SLSC

Luke Hochkins, Collaroy SLSC

Primrose Hutton, Sandon Point SLSC

Robert Illidge, Coogee SLSC

Graham Jeffery, South West Rocks SLSC

Beth Laughton, Queenscliff SLSC

Alexander Lockhart, Sandon Point SLSC

Sue Martin, Sandon Point SLSC

Robert McCue, Port Macquarie SLSC

Peter McKay, Broulee Surfers SLSC

Kieran Menzies, Newport SLSC

Richard Mitchell, Avalon Beach SLSC

Nick Newton, Merewether SLSC

Gregory Newton, The Entrance SLSC

Mark Notley, South West Rocks SLSC

Paul O’Keefe, Narrabeen Beach SLSC

Paul Owens, South West Rocks SLSC

Andrew Packwood, South West Rocks SLSC

Bruce Percy, Bellambi Surf Life Saving Club

Jaclyn Percy, Bellambi Surf Life Saving Club

Karl Poulton, Shoalhaven Heads SLSC

Paul Rayner, Tacking Point SLSC

Stephen Richardson, Nowra-Culburra SLSC

David Schofield, Shoalhaven Heads SLSC

Tony Silvia, South West Rocks SLSC

Alana Smithies, Newport SLSC

Andrew Stevens, Newport SLSC

Nigel Tebb, Avoca Beach SLSC

Morrow Tom, Avoca Beach SLSC

Daren Weidner, Coledale SLSC

Geoffrey Wells, Broulee Surfers SLSC

Jennifer Wookey, Port Macquarie SLSC

Tony Wright, Port Macquarie SLSC

Steven Ziegler, Broulee Surfers SLSC

Debi Barnes, Terrigal SLSC

Scott Champion, Avoca Beach SLSC

Jane Davis, Ocean Beach SLSC

Craig Ellis, Evans Head-Casino SLSC

John Fielder, Whale Beach SLSC

Elizabeth Green, Collaroy SLSC

Andrew Hjorth, Mona Vale SLSC

Garry Howe, Urunga SLSC

Craig Howie, Coogee SLSC

Tass Karozis, Coogee SLSC

Fiona Lane, Sawtell SLSC

Paul Lardi, Coogee SLSC

Danny Lickiss, Evans Head-Casino SLSC

Shane McCauley, Kiama Downs SLSC

Peter Myers, Whale Beach SLSC

David Pearson, South West Rocks SLSC

Peter Pracy, Toowoon Bay SLSC

Janet Proudfoot, Newport SLSC

Friday 26 May 2023