About surf life saving
Surf life saving is the core of the surf club. As a club, we are responsible for the patrolling of the beach and the safety of hundreds of thousands of beach goers every year. The lifesaving patrolling season commences on the first weekend of the September school holidays and continues every weekend and public holiday through until the first weekend in May.
There are many ways you can be involved and it is a great way to give back to the community, make friends and learn new skills.
Becoming a Lifesaver at Alex
To become a fully qualified surf lifesaver on beach patrol you will need to join Alex and gain your Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue).
The Bronze Medallion is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia. As a Bronze Medallion holder you will have the required skills and knowledge relating to surf awareness, rescue techniques, radio communication, CPR and first aid.
You are responsible for patrolling the beach and ensuring that the public remain safe, and may be called upon to perform rescues on the board or with the tube, as well as execute preventative actions.
The Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) is a stepping stone towards gaining a Bronze Medallion and provides participants with basic skills and knowledge of first aid, rescues, and CPR, enabling them to patrol as part of a patrol team. This is the perfect pathway from junior activities to patrolling ranks or for parents/guardians who wish to act in the role of water safety personnel during nipper programs, sports carnivals or training.
Course schedules and entry requirements are on our website Lifesaving > Lifesaving Courses