Stay Safe at the Beach

We do our best to educate people on the dangers of swimming in the ocean, but even if you get in to trouble, you can rely on a team of dedicated volunteers to come to the rescue. These brave people are Surf Lifesavers. Currently Mooloolaba Surf Lifesaving Club has more than 500 Active Lifesavers who patrol our beach every weekend and public holiday during our surf season between September and May.

Surf Sport

Surf Sports competition offers our volunteers the chance to test their skills and fitness against the very best lifesavers from around the country at various local, interstate and world carnivals. Surf Sports incorporates several different events based on the skills required on the job as a surf life saver from beach sprints to surf boats, boards, skis and ocean swimming.

There is even an event that incorporates resuscitation and first aid.

Interested in joining us?

If you would like to try your hand at any of these Surf Sports Events, you will first need to Join Us! Every athlete must have a minimum qualification of either a Surf Rescue Certificate (Juniors) or a Bronze Medallion and must meet the patrol hour requirements according to their membership category to compete. Find out more about membership on our website or call us on 5452371.

Lifesavers sprinting on beach
Surf Boat in a wave
Nippers Training at Mooloolaba Beach
Life Saving Flags on Mooloolaba Beach


When you become a life saver, the skills you learn are skills for life. The course will give you knowledge which can be applied in a number of situations on the beach, on the road, at home and in the workplace. If you complete your Bronze Medallion training at Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club you will not only become a life saver, you will become part of our club community.

Since 1922, Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club has established a close-knit community of like-minded people. With a number of social events through the year, the entertainment and activities in the supporters club and the opportunity to meet new people, becoming a life saver is heaps of fun! If you would like to become a life saver at Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club, call us on 5452 3711 to enquire about course availability.


Nippers is an important part of the lifesaving movement, its a great way for kids to learn life long skills, keep fit and make friends.  The intake age is 5 years old which they have to reached by the30th September to join and they are a nipper until they are 14 years old.

Surfers catching waves
Surf Cadets smiling infront of the red and yellow flag


Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club, in conjunction with Boost Juice Mooloolaba have introduced the all new Boost Juice Mooloolaba Cadets Program. This new program is tailored specifically to 13 to 17 year olds who will continue with their usual Sunday morning training program in addition to taking on extra courses and partaking in team building excursions away from the beach.

Life Members

Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club is honoured to have named several Life Members who have contributed valuable time and resources to the club. Without the commitment and dedication shown by these members, Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club would not be the iconic part of beach culture it is today.

Each of the following members have contributed 20 years of service to Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club or have completed a distinguished and special service to the club. We would like to thank the following members for their hard work and dedication.

Lifesavers on Mooloolaba Beach

Barry Beitz 2002
Terrance Bell 1998
W. F. Bell * 1948
Perce Berigan O.A.M * 1973
Ian Blain 2002
H. T. Blanch * 1946
Frank Cahill 1973
Stuart Canham 1999
Author Carlisle * 1965
James Cleaver 2014
Graeme Coghlan 1989
Bryan Collins 1985
Jenny Crawford 1995
Graham Dakin 1987
Ray Dawson * 1974
Barry Daley 2002
W. J. Daley * 1946
Sonny Day 1991
John Dearlove M.B.E. * 1957
Wally Dearlove * 1965

Len Dittmar 1999
Rchard Finney 1991
William Freeman 2003
H. Bert Gold * 1951
Denis Gordon 1990
Donald Graham 2008
Peter Graham 1998
James Hoban 1980
David Houston 1995
Harold Hughes 1965
W. J. Isles * 1946
Allan Inwood 1989
Charles Inwood * 1956
Syd Inwood * 1975
Dave Jewry 1990
Doug Jewry * 1992
Brian Johns 2002
Thomas Keegan 1962
Graham Kingston 1976

Doug MacTaggart * 1974
J. C. McCarthy * 1961
Todd McKee 2011
Steven Miller 1996
Brett Monaghan 2013
Jan Muir 2004
Alan Murray 2014
Arthur Parkyn O.A.M. * 1946
Patrick Parsons 1976
Daryle Payne 1981
John Phillips * 1969
Lee Purchase 2014
Charlie Raines * 1974
K. Roberts 1946
Danny Sheard 2002
Robert Smith 1994
Graham Soden 2014
Jim Summers 2002
Ronald Tallon O.A.M. *1956

Gary Tanner 1998
Edward Turner * 1998
Frank O. Venning * 1959
Graeme Vierow 2008
William Wadley 2016
J. Watts 1970
Stephen Wedd 2011
Trevor Webb * 1975
Brenden Western 2007
Joe Western 1977
Judith Western 1996
Gordon Winch 1993

* Deceased

Live It Tours

Follow in the footprints of an Australian surf lifesaver as you go on an exclusive, behind the scenes visit at a local Sunshine Coast Surf Club. Learn about the importance of surf lifesaving in Australian culture and the skills and passion of our lifesavers in keeping our beaches safe. Get involved in a range of surf lifesaving activities and experience what it is truly like to be an Aussie surf lifesaver.

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