Surf Life Saving Queensland is proud of the quality and calibre of our members, who provide an invaluable voluntary service to the community.

Today there are more than 35,000 members from the 58 Surf Life Saving Clubs around Queensland, who give countless hours to keep the public safe at our beaches.

SLSQ aims to grow, retain and reward our membership base to provide them with the knowledge and skills to assist them develop into quality lifesavers.

The safety and wellbeing of our members remains our first and foremost priority in all activities and our dedicated membership area looks after our members through providing development opportunities, award programs and protection policies to reach our goal of healthy membership.

Becoming a surf lifesaver offers you many opportunities within the movement. Whether you are five or fifty there is a place for everyone. So what are you waiting for? – Join today – become a lifesaver!

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There's a role in Lifesaving for everybody

Have you ever thought about becoming a surf lifesaver?

Each and every year, thousands of men, women and young adults across the state line up to patrol Queensland’s coastline, providing a vital community service and saving thousands of lives in the process.

However, off the beach and behind the scenes, there are literally hundreds of other jobs and opportunities available to those who aren’t confident in the water or don’t want to get their feet wet. Whether it’s a surf sports coach, a club treasurer, a BBQ coordinator or a junior activities age manager, there’s a role for everyone in surf life saving regardless of age, gender, shape or size.

Importantly, becoming a surf lifesaver also offers many opportunities both within and outside of the movement.

Member Development

Surf Life Saving Queensland is committed to providing leadership pathways for members in the movement.

Member development programs begin on a club level and are also conducted at branch, state and national levels. Each has a particular focus, and each prepares members for movement through those levels. SLSQ offers a number of opportunities for members to build on their personal and professional capabilities as outlined in the membership development pathway below.

Member Development Programs

Athlete Development

A pivotal part of Queensland’s continued success in surf sports is SLSQ’s strong focus on athlete development at grassroots level.

SLSQ has implemented an athlete development program which provides an opportunity for surf sports athletes to further develop their skills, allowing our members to reach their full potential. Traditionally, Queensland has produced some of the country’s best surf sports athletes and SLSQ is committed to continuing this tradition as well as offering athletes of any ability the opportunity to perform at their best.

Athlete Development Programs

High Performance Program

The SLSQ High Performance Program aims to cultivate the state’s most promising surf sport athletes.


High Performance Program

The SLSQ High Performance Program aims to cultivate the state’s most promising surf sport athletes.


Want to be involved in surf lifesaving? We have a role to suit any age and any background.


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