Becoming a Lifesaver at North Burleigh

To become a fully qualified surf lifesaver on beach patrol you will need to join North Burleigh SLSC and gain your Bronze Medallion/Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue). The club runs regular Bronze medallion courses. For information on the next course check our our Upcoming Courses or email

The Bronze Medallion Course

The Bronze Medallion is the core award to be a surf lifesaver in Australia. As a Bronze Medallion holder you will have the required skills and knowledge relating to surf awareness, rescue techniques, radio communication, CPR and first aid.

You are responsible for patrolling the beach and ensuring that the public remain safe, and may be called upon to perform rescues on the board or with the tube, as well as execute preventative actions.

The Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) is a stepping stone towards gaining a Bronze Medallion and provides participants with basic skills and knowledge of first aid, rescues, and CPR, enabling them to patrol as part of a patrol team. This is the perfect pathway from junior activities to patrolling ranks or for parents/guardians who wish to act in the role of water safety personnel during nipper programs, sports carnivals or training.

Get involved without a Bronze

If you would like to patrol but do not wish to enter the surf, there are other options such as First Aid Officer or Radio Operator. The SLSQ Observers award is required in addition to your first aid or radio certificate. 

The Observer award is an entry level award. The Observers course is required for Nipper adult assistants and Junior activities age managers. You will need to join the Surf Club and register for one of these courses. For more information please contact the North Burleigh Administration Office.

Join North Burleigh

New members are always welcome to join. For new members go here to join the North Burleigh SLSC. Existing members can renew their membership each year via the SLSA members area