Become a Surf Lifesaver

Surf lifesavers are Australian for life. You can be too.

Our surf lifesavers are trained male and female volunteers that patrol West Beach on the weekends throughout the summer. They undertake a number of roles including aquatic rescues, providing first aid and emergency care and providing surf safety information to the public.

Becoming a Burnie surf lifesaver is satisfying, fun and rewarding. You can lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, become trained in aquatic safety skills, make great friends, compete in surf carnivals and events, and give something back to the Burnie community. Who knows... you may actually help save someone’s life one day.

What's involved?

To become a surf lifesaver at Burnie, firstly you need to join the Burnie Surf Life Saving Club. You will then need to obtain your Bronze Medallion training qualification. To obtain this you must be over the age of 15 and demonstrate proficiency in surf awareness, survival, rescue procedures, emergency care plus a sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology.

Once you’ve successfully completed your Bronze Medallion and signed up with Burnie, you will be wearing the red and yellow, and can proudly call yourself a surf lifesaver. Our Club Patrol Officer will then allocate you your patrol group number and hours.

Our Vision

  • The Burnie Surf Life Saving Club will keep our beaches safe by:
  • Providing high quality lifesaving services
  • Being a well managed progressive community club
  • Educating and promoting surf awareness and safety within the club and community
  • Promoting a fun and inclusive environment Supporting participation in surf sports at all levels

Burnie Surf Life Saving Club will achieve its vision and mission by delivering services and initiatives in five key areas which we have called our goals. We will progressively work towards achieving each goal by implementing several clearly defined strategies.