To be a qualified lifeguard you must be 14 years or older and pass your Surf Lifeguard Award exam. The exam comprises:
Each season active Surf Lifeguards must perform a refresher test. This includes a swim, resuscitation test and first aid questions. It is not designed to fail people but to ensure their fitness and knowledge is up to the required standard.
Surf Life Saving offers a range of activities in a great environment. As a member of a club you are entitled to use the clubs facilities and appropriate equipment. Surf Life Saving also offers a range of awards, training and courses through your club or region to increase your skills and knowledge.
You are eligible as a surf lifeguard to compete in Surf Sports events and enjoy access to regular coaching programmes. Regions have representative teams and development squads are actively seeking new talent.
*Age as at 30 September
To become a Surf Lifeguard, please join a Club first if you aren't already part of one.