Join Coolum Beach Surf Club

Become a member today!

What better way to give back to the community and broaden your skills, all whilst making new friends.

New members are always welcome to join our club. Surf lifesavers come from all walks of life and anyone, at any age, can become part of the lifesaving family and be part of this long-standing tradition.

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Become a Lifesaver! Enquire About Upcoming Bronze Courses

The Bronze Medallion course provides participants with the skills and knowledge of patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations. This course is for new members wanting to volunteer Patrol.

A surf lifesaver is a trained volunteer that patrols our beaches on the weekends. Becoming a surf lifesaver is satisfying, fun and rewarding. Surf lifesavers undertake a number of roles including aquatic rescues, providing first aid and emergency care and providing surf safety information to the public.

Please let your friends, neighbours, and colleagues know about this opportunity to join our patrolling community.

*Pre-requisites Apply. Any expressions of interest or enquiries, please email


Training Program

Induction Night: Wednesday weeknight 6pm – 9.00pm

Theory: Each Wednesday Night 6pm – 9.00pm (for 8 weeks)

Mandatory Pool Swim: First Friday @ 6:00am – 7:00am (Coolum Pool)

Practical in-Water Sessions: Each Sunday Morning 8am – 11am from 21/7 until assessment on 8/9/24                          

First Aid: Saturday Aug 10th 8am-4pm (No practical on Sunday Aug 11th)


The second course will be commencing from the 16th of October

Theory: Each Wednesday Night 6pm – 9.00pm (for 8 weeks)

-Practical in-Water Sessions: Each Saturday Morning 8am-11am from 19/10 until assessment on 7/12/24

-First Aid: Saturday November 9th 8am-4pm



Coolum Beach SLSC, 1775 David Low Way, Coolum Beach QLD 4573

Upcoming Bronze Courses - Winter 2024!

Want To Be Part Of The Coolum Surf Club?

Join A Patrol

Being a member of Coolum Surf Club means patrolling the beach as part of a Patrol. Our patrols are either morning or afternoon on weekends and public holidays. On average a patrol is rostered 10-12 patrols a year from the September School Holidays to Labour Day Weekend in May.

Not A Strong Swimmer?

No worries. A Patrol is made up of different members with different awards, depending on their strengths. Whilst we have Bronze Medallion holders who are trained to rescue people from the surf; we also need Radio Operators in the tower or First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation holders on the beach.

Member Benefits

Aside from giving back to the community by keeping our beach safe and making new friends, a financial, active member of Coolum Beach SLSC gets access to club facilities, approved patrolling and surf sports equipment and a range of other benefits.







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Support Coolum Surf Club

Not ready to become part of Coolum Surf Club but still want to help?

It takes a lot of money to run a surf lifesaving club; from the equipment needed on the beach (vehicles, boards, IRBs, first aid kits, defibrillators etc) to administration and training to facilitate patrolling.

So if you can't join us, support us through one of the following options.

Coolum Beach SLSC Nippers

Does your child want to become a Nipper?

Looking for a fun summer sport where your kids will learn essential surf safety skills, gain confidence in the ocean, and meet new friends?

Coolum Nippers is the answer! Nippers run from the September school holidays to February/March and is open to kids from 5 to 12 yrs.

Not only will they learn surf safety and what surf lifesaving is all about, but also have the opportunity to compete in carnivals and have mid-week training to improve their skills.

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Do you have trouble getting onto the beach?

Did you know that Coolum Beach is part of the Accessible Beaches Program?

Coolum Beach SLSC in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Council provide beach matting and a WaterWheels Beach Wheelchair during our volunteer patrols. That's September to April on Weekends and Public Holidays.

To ensure the Beach Wheelchair is available, you need to book prior to coming to the beach.

So why not enjoy the beach with the rest of us.

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