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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Coolum Beach SLSC Latest News

Stay Safe - Swim Between the Flags

Remind your loved ones to SWIM BETWEEN THE FLAGS
"75% of young Aussie kids rescued on QLD beaches were outside the flags.
As Surf Life Savers we are passionate about giving you, your family and friends the best and safest beach experience”

To ensure you enjoy your time at the beach, make sure you follow these top tips;

  • Always swim at patrolled beaches and only between the red and yellow flags
  • Observe the safety signs
  • If you’re unsure about the conditions, ask a lifesaver or lifeguard before entering the water
  • Swim with a friend where possible
  • If you find yourself in trouble, put your hand up for help
  • Always supervise young children in and around the water.

QLD Beach Safety

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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Latest from our SLSC Blog

Beach Wheelchair Access Brings Joy

'I really enjoyed the experience of being in the ocean.It's a long time since I was able to be in the salty water. The ramp down to the beach was scary,but Henry's strong,so all was well. The waves were a bit too big but I soon loved them, knowing I was safe . The life savers helped me out of the...

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Weekly Nipper Profile - 11

U12 Liam Carney Favourite Nipper Activity: Boards Favourite Food: Ravioli Favourite Super Hero: Aquaman Fun Fact: Loves Skateboarding

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Surf Life Saver Profile - 42

Welcome Jack and thanks for sharing with us   So let’s get deep and meaningful straight up Q – How long have you been in Coolum Surf Life Saving Club and what motivated you to volunteer your time? Since Green Caps (Nippers) in 2003. My dad (Smudge) has been a member for nearly 30...

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