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Saturday – (3pm to 6pm)
Sunday – (3pm to 6pm)

Goolwa SLSC started from very humble beginnings just over 10 years ago in a shed on a very sandy patch of dirt on Goolwa Beach. The formation of the club was driven by the need to provide surf lifesaving at the beach for the locals and visitors to enjoy the beach and make it a safer place. Due to the rapidly growing membership, surf lifesaving capabilities and participation in emergency service call outs, the decision was made to work with the Alexandrina Council, Surf Lifesaving SA and the local community to purpose build much needed new facilities tailored to suit the needs of the club and benefit the surrounding community as well.

Through a dedicated team of volunteers who worked extremely hard fundraising, we now have excellent facilities to not only help us keep the beach safer but to share with the wider community as well. Our facilities include: surf operations garage area, first aid room, training/presentation room, club change rooms, as well as our bar and recreation area which makes the most of some of the best views on the South Coast. We have a selection of wine varieties predominantly from Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek as well as a selection of Local, Australian and International beers, ciders and RTD’s.

Our upstairs area is available for hire for the general public and we are able to offer many flexible options to suit your requirements including after club opening hours on Saturdays and Sundays. We are also able to offer cleaning for you so please check about this option. Also available for hire is our training/presentation room. This area is very flexible and is suited to a number of styles of training and/or presentations. To date we’ve had first aid and Barista training done here as well as club information presentations.

Please enquire with our club business manager to find out more about how we can help you with your next function or training session.

Hire of Club Facilities

Club Rooms – (subject to COVID restrictions at time of booking)
The function room has 4 TV screens and a projector. All can have a choice of TV, USB, DVD or a laptop input individually or all at the same time. There is also background music and PA with wireless mike.

Training Room – (subject to COVID restrictions at time of booking)
The training room has a TV which can have a device connected to it. AV conferencing connections are planned for future use.

Alfresco Area – (subject to COVID restrictions at time of booking)
Outdoor sheltered balcony area with BBQ facilities & access to bar.

For enquiries & bookings, please contact the Business Manager:


For more information on our Nippers program and range of activities for current and prospective members.


For more information on our Youth program and range of activities for past, current and prospective members.


Find everything you need to know about becoming a member of our SLSC patrol groups.

New Members

If you would like to join the Goolwa SLSC as a new member, click the JOIN NOW button to complete the new members form.

Joining Instructions

Additional Information


ACTIVE - ACTIVE 18 years +
Patrolling member holding Bronze Medallion

ACTIVE - AWARD 18 years +
Patrolling member holding First Aid Award

YOUTH - ACTIVE15 –18 yrs
Patrolling member holding Bronze or other Award

YOUTH - CADET 13 –15 years
Patrolling member holding SRC, other awards
Member with no awards.

Social members of the club or
Expired award members -don’t wish to patrol or
Members of the club, who wish to volunteer to support life saving operations through other functions of the club.

Non-Award Members in a define role (Age Manager), or hold positions on the Board of Management or a Club Committee.

Member between Age of 5 -13 yrs, not holding SRC Award

Age Classification

AGE of a member is on the 30/09/2020.If a members birthday falls during the season then they will remain as their age on 30/09/2021.

If a child is 10 years old as of the 30/09/2021 and their birthday falls after this date, (say 02/10/21) and turns 11 years old, the member will remain in the 10 years age group for the season.

For awards Surf Rescue Certificate / Bronze Medallion the age is classified as their actual age at date of examination.

Junior Program (Nipper)

An Adult family member must join with child member participating in the Junior (nipper program). Age is of 30/09/2021.

Sports Vouchers

In Season 2020 / 2021 about 40% of presented Sports Vouchers were rejected by the Office of Recreation and Sport, as they had been previously used to pay membership fees for another sport. It is a requirement of Surf Life Saving Australia that all members are financial to ensure Insurance coverage. It is a requirement that all members are financial and if membership fees are outstanding this may lead to the members insurance being compromised.

Vouchers submitted BEFORE 31ST OCTOBER

Sports Vouchers must be submitted at time of registration, to ensure vouchers can be processed in time. If any vouchers are rejected then it provides member time to pay the full membership fees prior to the commencement of the program.

All payments by Sports Vouchers must be approved by the 31st October, prior to the program starting.


Returning or new members joining after the 1st November will be required to pay full fees. Sport Vouchers may be submitted and the club will refund the money to the member once approved.

COME AND TRY members submitting sports vouchers have until the 30th November. If rejected then it provides a member time to pay the full membership fees prior to the commencement of the program. Sports Voucher program closes at the 30th December.

All outstanding membership fees must be paid in full before any member participates in the junior or youth programs.

How to Join

For current members wanting to renew their membership, proceed to the MEMBERS AREA and renew your membership.

Renewal Instructions

Membership Fees

Family (of same immediate family)

2 Adults (Active, General, Associate) and 2 children (under 18 years) - $350

2 Adults with 3 Children or more (same family) capped at $400

Sports Vouchers may be used, see clause.

Age defined as on 30/09/20

It is a mandatory requirement for a parent to join with a child in nipper program.

Single Parent Family

1 Adult (Active/General, Associate) and 1 child under 18 years

Sports Vouchers may be used, see clause.

Age defined as on 30/09/21

It is a mandatory requirement for a parent to join with a child in nipper program.


Additional child of same immediate family as above

Under 13 years (nippers)

Sports Vouchers may be used, see clause.

It is a mandatory requirement for a parent to join with a child in nipper program.



Full time Education (Uni / Tafe)

Must produce Full Time Student Card


Youth Members

13 –17 years

Age defined as on 30/09/20


General Member

Social Member Associate Member (non-award)

18 years over


Active / Award Member

Patrolling members over 18 years

New Award members includes first issue of patrol shirt / shorts upon completion of award


COME AND TRY Nippers only

COME AND TRY Nippers only
2 sessions only. If decide to join 'Come and Try', this fee will be deducted from full membership fee.

Covers cost of mandatory requirements to have a high visibility rash top and cap. Retained by child to keep. (COVID19 no garments to be shared)

SLSSA Come and Try Waiver



Due to several members having outstanding carnival fees from last season.

All Carnival Fees MUST be paid at time of nomination and prior to close of entry.

No payment of fees means no entry.

If a member decides to withdraw from the carnival after entry, no refund will occur UNLESS State Centre refunds the entry fee to the club.