our region

Wide Bay Capricorn Clubs

With over 700 accessible beaches and thousands of kilometers of coastline on the mainland alone, it takes a lot of teamwork and coordinated effort to keep our beach goers safe. We’re proud to be part of Surf Life Saving Queensland, a network of Life Saving Clubs throughout the region working to keep our beaches safe for visitors to appreciate and enjoy. Here are the eight clubs that this branch assists and supports:

Surf life saving yeppoon

Yeppoon Surf Life Saving Club has proudly served our community for almost 100 years. Our club continues to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of our members and the community. We are an innovative and diverse club that builds the skills of our members and keeps swimmers safe. The Yeppoon Surf Life Saving Club dates back to 1918, however our club officially formed in 1926 and was called the Yeppoon First Aid and Life Saving Club. Yeppoon SLSC has evolved into a modern and inclusive club that welcomes members from many different backgrounds.

Yeppoon SLSC was named the Surf Life Saving Queensland JLT Club of the Year 2017–2018. This outstanding achievement recognises the work our members have done to improve our club’s culture. Our leadership team fosters innovation and engagement across all levels of the club. From our youngest nippers to our youth, and to our long-serving life members — we value them all.

Surf life saving emu park

With its sub-tropical climate and long stretches of pristine beaches, the tiny village of Emu Park regularly attracts beachgoers. It’s been home to the Emu Park Surf Life Saving Club since 1956 (back when volunteers came in by train on weekends due to the lack of a road). In December of that year, the first clubhouse was opened ushering in a new era for the club and the village as a whole. Members continue to give of their time to protect their community along their gorgeous section of the Capricorn Coast.

Surf life saving tannum sands

As a trusted part of the local community, TSSLSC is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable beach environment for residents and visitors alike. Our patrolled coastline features 3km of sandy beaches with occasional rocky outcrops stretching from the mouth of the Boyne River to the infamous Wild Cattle Creek. While the creek is relatively safe 90% of the time, when the outgoing tide gets a run on, it forms a natural fixed rip; a potentially hazardous situation for the unwary. The ‘main beach’ is adjacent to the creek and our volunteer Lifesavers and Lifeguards keep a watchful eye on beachgoers who venture too close. TSSLSC supports the development of future lifesavers through Nippers (U7-U14) and Cadets (U14-U19). These programs provide a fun and safe environment focussing on participation and skills development, as well as athlete development for surf sports. The TSSLSC Supporters Club runs a fully licensed Bistro and Bar from Wednesday-Sunday.

Surf life saving agnes water

Agnes Water is one of Queensland’s most recognised northern surf beaches, located in a small country town situated just 90 minutes from the Southern Great Barrier Reef. Agnes Water hosts a Lifeguard patrolled beach, with Agnes Water SLSC providing members with access to training, education and competition opportunities for nippers, cadets and volunteer patrolling members. The nipper and junior activities program is held every Sunday morning during the surf lifesaving season, providing our future lifesavers with the opportunity to participate in a range of beach and surf activities, in addition to developing skills that lead to qualifications in resuscitation and first aid.

To join Agnes Water SLSC nipper program children must be 5 years old. New members and their families are always encouraged to come along, meet our existing nipper families and get involved in our nipper and junior activity program. For all enquiries please contact us via our Facebook page or by email
[email protected]

Surf life saving moore park

Moore Park Beach is a 14.5 km beach which is located 20 km from Bundaberg. It was founded at a meeting on the 9 th August 1954 as a memorial to the men and women of the district who had served their country at war. Since then we have developed and grown as a vital volunteer emergency service provider that covers from the Burnett River in the south to Agnes Water in the north.

Over the past few years, regularly there have been more than 12 000 people visit Moore Park Beach patrol area from mid-September to early May to swim and enjoy our beautiful beach. Our volunteer patrolling members put in over 2 300 hours of their own time to watch, protect and save these visitors at Moore Park.

Our club has an array of courses and education programs for its members in such areas as First Aid and CPR; Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue). We also offer a nipper program for children aged 5 years up to Senior and Masters, so whatever you are interested in with Surf Life Saving, you are well catered for at our Club.

Surf life saving Bundaberg

Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club Inc. has a long and proud history and in 2021 will celebrate its Centenary of ‘Vigilance and Service’ to the Bundaberg community.

Situated at Nielsen Park Bargara, Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club has a current membership of 490 including 206 juniors aged 5-15 years. Volunteer patrolling members and the Australian Lifeguard Service watch over approximately 30 000 visitors to our beach every season between September and May.

We proudly offer functions, bar and conference facilities with ‘a million-dollar view’. Our experienced functions coordinator can assist with every detail, contactable by email.

Information about joining Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club, the Sunday ‘Nipper’ Program, Training opportunities including Bronze Medallion and First Aid Courses, surf sports and functions are available on our website or via email.

Latest news and Club updates are also available on our Facebook page.

Surf life saving elliott heads

Elliott Heads Surf Life Saving Club was established in 1965 by an enthusiastic band of volunteers led by local man John Cox, who developed a man-made beach between two rock groynes just north of the Elliott River mouth.

Over the years the club has grown and developed, and its clubhouse has recently undergone its fourth stage of building and extension to accommodate the growing needs of members. The clubhouse, which is nestled between sand dunes and a popular coastal caravan park, is at once a training centre, gear storage facility and second home to generations of lifesavers.

 

Elliott Heads SLSC has built a reputation for being a friendly, family-oriented club, with several generations of some families filling a variety of roles across the club. The club has enjoyed a variety of sporting successes over the years, with our teams and individuals winning state and national medals in beach and water events, IRB events and surfboat events, and Champion Lifesaver and patrol competitions. Regardless of the changes in both the lifesaving movement and some faces over the years, one thing never changes – and that is our members’ determination to collectively protect our beautiful beach and the people who use it.

Surf life saving Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay Surf Life Saving Club was first formed in 1955 and later disbanded in 1966, re-formed again in 1969 and disbanded again in 1970. In October 1986 it was re-formed and has been operating continuously since that time. The Club has a proud history of family orientated community involvement. Situated on Torquay Beach, our waters are protected by the picturesque Fraser Island, ensuring our beach is one of the safest in Queensland.

HBSLSC offers various options for the whole family, including:

  • Nippers – (5-13 years) Sunday morning activities include surf sports, surf safety, fitness, first-aid and of course, FUN!!
  • Cadets – (13-15 years) competitions, community involvement, personal development and socialisation, leadership
  • Patrols – surf and beach patrolling services, community engagement
  • Competitions – opportunities for all ages and skill levels
  • Social – licensed bar, with a large deck overlooking the pristine waters of Hervey Bay

There’s something for everyone at HBSLSC, if you love spending time at the beach with your family and friends, we’d love to see you down on the deck!

Yeppoon SLSC

Emu Park SLSC

Tannum Sands SLSC

Agnes Water SLSC

Moore Park SLSC

Bundaberg SLSC

Elliott Heads SLSC

Hervey Bay SLSC