Bronze Medallion

Bronze MedallionPrior to becoming a Surf Lifesaver you must complete your Bronze Medallion. Over an 8 week course, you will be provided with the skills and knowledge to be able to participate in Life Saving operations, join a patrol team at Avalon Beach and gain a nationally recognised qualification.


Course Structure & Duration

Duration: Approximately 8 weeks with 2 weekly sessions typically held each Sunday 11.00am – 1.00pm (normally at Avalon Beach) and either Tuesday or Wednesday evening 7.00pm – 9.00pm (at Avalon Beach SLSC).  Please wear clothes suitable for water activities and bring goggles etc for swimming.  You must be at least 15 years of age to complete your Bronze Medallion.  Course Overview available here


Prerequisite Swim:

The prerequisite pool swim requires participants to swim 400m (16 laps of Avalon Beach pool) in nine (9) minutes or less. This swim will be conducted prior to enrolment in the course.   Surf Life Saving Australia regulations require all members in training for the Bronze Medallion to wear a Hi Viz fluoro vest when training in the ocean. This vest can be fluoro yellow, green, pink or red.


Bronze Medallion Course Fees – 2021/22 season

All course participants must become members of Avalon Beach SLSC BEFORE undertaking their Course or proficiency swim.  Membership fee is an additional $80 if aged 18+ .  Membership is free for members aged 15-17.

Bronze Medallion Course Fee – $180

Course Fee (includes club access fob deposit and mask)

Online subscription to course content – $10
avail from App Store – SLSA Publications
Hi Viz vest – $31
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plus Membership fees

Not a member of our Club?

If you are not yet a member of our Club please apply to join on line and follow the prompts.  All membership fees and course fees are paid via the Members’ Portal. Click here for Members’ Portal.  If you are unable to register online prior to the course commencing, assistance will be provided on the day.  Please bring identification / credit card and mobile phone to the first session.


Interested in completing your Bronze Medallion? 

Bronze Training usually commences in February and October each year.   Head back to our home page to register your interest for the next available course.