Trivia Night 21st October 2017

SOLD OUT – As of Sunday 15th October.  Sorry if you were hoping to come along to the Trivia Night and haven’t yet registered your table, we have full house and cannot fit any more into the club house.  Look out for the next one and get it quick.


Our first social event of the 2017/18 season is just around the corner.  Get your table organised and buy your tickets asap, they’ll be hot property!

Resident Caretaker – Role Vacancy

Applications are invited for the Resident Officer position at South Curl Curl SLSC.

Details of the role description may be found here.

Please submit your application to the Club Secretary at or by post to PO Box 18, Freshwater 2096

by Sunday 27th August.

Interviews for the position will be held between 1st and 10th September 2017.

It is expected that the position for the successful applicant will be available commencing early October 2017.

Stinger Treatment

New Treatment For Non-Tropical Bluebottle Stings – 16/08/2007

Hot water is now the recommended treatment for bluebottle stings, following scientific research and review by Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and the Australian Resuscitation Council (ARC).

Each year trained surf lifesavers and lifeguards treat between 20,000 to 30,000 people for stingers, making SLSA the leading provider of bluebottle treatment in the country.

Dr Natalie Hood, SLSA’s medical advisor and a member of the ARC, said that an extensive review of all the scientific evidence published over the last 50 years had led the ARC, the peak authority for medical and first aid practices in Australia, to recommend the use of hot water for non-tropical bluebottle stings wherever possible.

‘For many years the ARC’s recommended treatment for bluebottle stings was the application of a cold pack or ice, however after extensive scientific review, the best available evidence is that hot water can offer improved pain relief,’ she said.

The newly approved treatment for non-tropical bluebottle stings is:

  • Don’t allow rubbing of the sting area
  • Pick off any remaining tentacles with fingers – a harmless prickling may be felt
  • Rinse the stung area well with seawater to remove any invisible stinging cells
  • Place the victim’s stung area in hot water – no hotter than the rescuer can comfortably tolerate
  • f the pain is unrelieved by the heat, or if hot water is not available, apply cold packs or wrapped ice

SLSA has endorsed hot water as the recommended treatment for bluebottle stings.

Tropical Stings

Stings by tropical jellyfish require completely different treatment, in particular the immediate calling of an ambulance and, if available, dousing the stung area in vinegar to neutralise any remaining stinging cells from injecting more venom into the skin.

Non-tropical treatment priorities are based on pain relief, because life-threatening stings are highly uncommon.
Thus, freshwater (hot or cold) will cause stinging cells to inject more venom into the skin, but this is of little medical consequence.
Tropical treatment priorities are based on saving a life, with pain relief as a secondary focus; vinegar does not relieve pain, but may save a life in the event of a Box Jellyfish or Irukandji sting.

SLSA’s Director of Lifesaving, Peter George AM, said that wherever it is logistically possible, surf lifesavers and lifeguards in non-tropical areas will have hot water available to treat patients, however if local circumstances don’t permit this, cold packs and ice can still be used as a second line option for pain relief.
’There are clearly some logistical challenges for surf lifesavers who generally operate in the middle of a beach without access to electricity,’ he said.
’Nevertheless, SLSA will work with all clubs and services to help implement the new treatment wherever it is possible.’

A fact sheet outlining this treatment is available here.

Water Safety

Page under development, for any questions please refer to our Contact Us page

Golf Day

Watch this space for news of our next Golf Day.

Typical Format – 4 Ball Ambrose


  • Registration: 7.00 –7.30 am
  • Breakfast: 7.00 am
  • Briefing: 7.30 –7.45 am
  • Shot Gun Start: 8.00 am
  • Lunch (SCC Surf Club): 1.30 pm
  • Prizes / Auction / Raffle: 2.30 pm


  • TBC – last year Early Bird $100 per player if paid before TBD via online gateway
  • TBC – last year $125 per person if paid via online gateway after TBD
  • TBC – last year $140 per person if paid on the day
  • Includes: Bacon&Egg Roll, Green Fees, Lunch at SCC & Drink Voucher.


Hole Sponsorship:

  • TBC (last year $300.00 per hole)
  • TBC (last year $700.00 including 4 players)

Breakfast or Lunch Sponsorship:

  • TBC (last year $1000 or $1,400 for sponsorship & 4 players)


To register to either play or to sponsor a hole please complete the registration form or contact any of the below:





South Curl Curl Surf Life Saving Club welcomes membership enquiries from all-comers regardless of age and skill levels. Training is available in all facets of surf life saving and members are encouraged to obtain the various life saving qualifications. For further details, please see ‘Education’.

As a minimum requirement, all active senior members must acquire their Bronze Medallion. This award requires a basic level of fitness and swimming competency and instruction in rescue and resuscitation techniques.

The Club has a relatively small and friendly membership base and all interests are catered for whether competitive or social. Nippers are especially welcome and we endeavour to ensure the emphasis is on fun.

Membership Categories

We have a number of different membership categories, as follows:-

  • Junior Activity Member (5-13 years)
  • Cadet Member (13-15 years)
  • Active (15-18 years)
  • Active (18 years and over)
  • Reserve Active
  • Junior Activities Associate (Nipper parent)
  • Associate
  • Life Member

To join, please see the instructions on the ‘Registration’ page

Member Images on Video and in Photographs – Non Consent Form

South Curl Curl Surf Lifesaving Club has a long and proud history that we seek to maintain and promote. As such, during the course of the year photographs may be taken of members during general club activities, carnivals and presentations.

A number of photos are chosen throughout the year to be part of the South Curl Curl Annual Report, as photos for display within the clubhouse and/or one of the club’s slideshows. The club values the use of these images and may choose to use them on our website.

If you are a parent of a junior club member, you may wish to discuss this issue with your son or daughter. You may also wish to view this website for examples of photographic use.

To meet the requirements of the Privacy Act, South Curl Curl SLSC has created this generic note to members and parents requesting individuals and parents to inform the club if permission is not given for images taken to be used for club initiatives.

Member/parent/child permission will be sought for images that are requested for use for special purposes outside of the surf club context.
This only requires a response if permission is not granted. By not responding, the club will assume that permission to take and use images of individual members has been granted.

Download the Member Images on Video and in Photographs – Non Consent Form here. This can be placed in an envelope and handed to your patrol captain or age manager.


Page under development, for any questions please refer to our Contact Us page