Patrols

Keeping our beach safe

2020-2021 Season Dates

Saturday 10th October 2020 to Monday 5th April 2021

Patrols will operate on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays as a minimum. Goolwa SLSC may provide additional patrol services, beyond their Patrol Agreement requirements, in circumstances such as: community events, increased visitor attendance and/or hot weather.

Patrol Hours

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October 2020

All weekends – 12:00 – 5:00 pm

November 2020

All weekends – 12:00 – 5:00 pm

December 2020

All weekends – 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Fri 25th December – 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Mon 28th December – 12pm – 5.00pm

January 2021

All weekends – 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Fri 1st Jan 2021 – 12:00 – 6:00 pm
Tues 26th Jan 2021 – 12:00 – 6:00 pm

February 2021

All weekends – 12 – 5.00 pm 

March 2021

All weekends – 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Mon 8th March – 12:00 – 5:00 pm

April 2021

All weekends – 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Friday 2nd – 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Monday 5th – 12:00 – 5:00 pm

* Reductions in patrol status owing to bad weather must be communicated to SurfCom, via radio, for the information of the Duty Officer, in order to maintain oversight of organisational operational capability.

Note: All members wishing to be on patrol must be proficient and financial members before being approved to be on patrol.

Patrols

Goolwa Beach is patrolled Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at a minimum during the summer season beginning early October and finishing April. The patrolling lifesavers are trained volunteers that are members of the Goolwa SLSC.

Surf lifesavers undertake a number of roles including aquatic rescues, providing first aid and emergency care and providing surf safety information to the public. The Surf Rescue Certificate is a stepping stone to the full Bronze Medallion that is generally the minimum standard required for full patrolling duties. The Surf Rescue Certificate was originally intended for young people aged between 13 and 15 years, however, anyone over the age of 13 can qualify at this level. The Surf Rescue Certificate is the minimum standard required for water safety at Nippers and similar events.

Become a Surf Life Saver

WHAT IS A SURF LIFE SAVER?
A surf lifesaver is a trained volunteer that patrols beaches. The undertake a number of roles including providing safety information to the public, administering first aid and emergency care, and performing aquatic rescues. Being a surf lifesaver is satisfying, fun and rewarding. You can lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, gain new skills and qualifications, compete in surf sports events, make new friends, and give back to your local community. You may even save someone’s life one day.

WHAT’S INVOLVED?
To become a surf lifesaver you need to join your local surf life saving club. To wear the red and yellow and go on patrol, you need to gain your Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze Medallion. You will be allocated to a patrol group and roster – each club has different requirements.

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Nippers

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Youth

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Patrols

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