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There are many ways in which you can get involved as a Surf Life Saving volunteer. Surf Life Saving has opportunities for people to be an active patrol member saving lives on the beach, an age manager for Nippers on the weekend or as a volunteer club official working behind the scenes to ensure things run smoothly.

Membership is currently closed.


The Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club is proud of the quality and calibre of our members who provide an invaluable voluntary service to the community.

WSLSC aims to set the benchmark in lifesaving service provision, rescue practices, emergency care, training and education, as we strive to make our public waterways safer for everyone.


Participation Pathways

Nipper Education Programs are delivered throughout summer. The program is about children participating in safe, fun and organised activities in a beach environment; preparing them to be future lifesavers.

This pathway will take you on a journey helping you discover how to transition from one role to another, courses, qualifications and much more.


Club Official

Surf Life Saving Australia employ a team of authentic and capable individuals who are dedicated to helping achieve our vision of zero preventable deaths in Australian waters.

Officials ensure competitions are run in a safe and secure environment, while maintaining rules and regulations.

Become A Lifeguard

Rostered Beach Patrols are held on Warrnambool’s main beach each summer on weekends and public holidays from the last weekend in November until the Easter Monday of the following year.

Competition Squad

The senior competition squad aims to keep our surf lovers engaged in the club by being involved in one or more surf activities including swimming, board paddling and ski paddling. Additionally you will see a boat crew or two in the water.


To become a member of the Warrnambool SLSC you need to:​


  • Obtain your Working With Children Check. All members over 18 MUST hold a WWCC, that means if you turn 18 this season you should also apply for your WWCC now.

  • Complete Skills Maintenance Requirements. Logging into your account on Member Training from anywhere will allow you to book into one of our Skills Maintenance sessions. It will also show you the dates of neighbouring sessions. Book yourself in and complete the theory components online before attending!

  • Pay for Club Membership and Nipper Program. You can utilise the family membership which covers all adults and children still at school (including tertiary) for $150 or pay individually. Prices have remained the same as last year. You will also be asked to acknowledge understanding and completion of many of these steps.

  • Install Team App. TeamApp is our primary source of day to day club communication and record of upcoming events. If it’s not on your phone you’re missing out!

  • Surf sport training in a variety of disciplines.



With the 2019/20 patrolling season just around the corner it’s time to hop back into the water in preparation for this year’s requal. Requal is a chance to refresh all the knowledge that we’ve put to the back of our minds over winter and prepare ourselves for the coming season.


All active members must complete their requalification before January 1st to remain proficient.

This is to advise of our upcoming Skills Maintenance (SM) days at Warrnambool this year and all the requirements in regards to completing SM.


Please follow this document from start to finish. We suggest completing this process EARLY and preferably not the night before so that if you have problems with online membership or completing your SM requirements we can help you before the day and you won’t be held up at the end of the SM day.

The more members that prepare before the day the quicker it goes.

If you complete your SM at another Western club you MUST take your completed  SM card away with you and return it to the Chief Instructor at your home club.


After the SM day take a picture of your SM card and email to

Jo McDowall Jo.McDowall@warrnamboolslsc.org.au 

Then please return the original SM card to the return box outside the First Aid Room. This will ensure timely processing of your card.

Step 1 – Club Membership

All members are required to renew their club memberships before attending SM. This year you only have to fill out the form on the club website and you will be invoiced your membership and other fees. If you are having difficulty completing the steps for club membership or other questions please email  Michael Artz – Club Secretary.

Step 2 – Book into a Practical Assessment

After completing the process for club membership to book in for a SM day and to undertake the required online tests you will need to visit LSV Member Training from Anywhere website LSV Members Training from Anywhere.

Step 3 – Complete Online Assessment

After booking practicals for all the awards you wish to complete SM in you will need to complete the online test questions for each award. LSV Member Training From Anywhere. If you have not completed your online tests they will have to be completed on the day of your SM AFTER all candidates are finished.

What do I bring?

Please bring the following to SM day with you:

  • Pink Vest for water work COMPULSORY – if you do not have one you can buy on the day from club apparel

  • Your bathers/wetsuit, goggles, swim cap

  • Marine Driver Licence (not just the number we want to see your mug shot) as it MUST be sighted before IRB driver assessment is carried out

  • Working with Children Check Card/receipt if recently completed (valid for 5 years).



Here’s that Form you need to kick this off!