Education & Training

Our club provides multiple pathways to participation in surf lifesaving through training and education each season. 
Our courses generally run on Wednesdays nights 6-8pm and Sundays 9-11am over the course of 9 weeks. This is followed by compulsory assessment days which are set by the Hunter SLS branch. 
We hold an info night at the club before the commencement of each course, which covers all aspects of course delivery and expectations.
If you would like to become patrolling member of the Newcastle Surf Club family please come along to learn more, or get in touch with us via the form to register your interest. 
Our chief training officer can be contacted via .
Bronze Medallion / Surf Rescue Certificate
To become a surf lifesaver you will need to complete your Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC).
The SRC provides participants with skills and knowledge of surf awareness, aquatic rescue operations and resuscitation in order to participate in lifesaving operations and act in the role of Water Safety Personnel.
The Bronze Medallion course incorporates the SRC and provides participants with the skills and knowledge in order to be able to participate in Surf Life Saving patrol operations. This is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia.
A basic level of swim fitness is required to commence the course: you must demonstrate the ability to swim unaided a distance of 400m in 9 minutes for the Bronze and 200m in 5 minutes for the SRC.
Find out more about the Bronze Medallion here:
Surf Rescue Certificate:

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