About Us

Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club is on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, about a 45 minute drive from the Central Business District of Sydney.  We are part of Australia’s volunteer Surf Life Saving service and are affiliated with Surf Life Saving Australia at the national level, Surf Life Saving New South Wales at the State level and Surf Life Saving Sydney Northern Beaches at a Branch level.

Our primary role is to ensure the safety of beach goers on weekends and public holidays, by placing red and yellow flags at the safest place to swim on our beach and providing qualified Surf Lifesavers to patrol the beach. We aim to prevent the need for rescuing swimmers in difficulty, but even with preventative measures in place, we rescue more than 50 people every summer.

We are a family based Club and maintain strong links across the local community.  Our youth development programs provide education, training, fitness and entertainment to our young members.  We aim to enjoy ourselves while undertaking a responsible community service by having Sunday morning surf races, Club training and social events throughout the year.  We host community based events including the Lion Island Challenge, Carols by the Sea, the Avalon Beach Surf Swim and the Mackerel Challenge.  We are also strong competitors at Nippers, Open and Masters competitions at Branch, State and National Surf Life Saving Championships.

We have around 1100 members including more than 225 Patrolling members, 460 Nippers and more than 360 General and Associate members.  New members are always welcome.  For more information on how to join the Club or become a Surf Lifesaver refer to our Membership and Lifesaving pages.