New Members

Throughout NSW there are over 20,000 volunteer lifesavers patrolling our beaches during the season. Patrolling is a wonderful way to create new friendships, live a healthy lifestyle and save lives.

All patrolling members are required to gain and maintain proficiency in one or more nationally recognised surf lifesaving awards.

The core courses for patrolling members are:

  • the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) which our Nippers complete during their U14 season (minimum age 13); and
  • the Bronze Medallion / Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) (minimum age 15).

At South Curly we typically run one SRC course and 2 Bronze Medallion Courses per season.

The SRC course commences in October (after the long weekend) and runs for around 9 weeks with one mid week and one Sunday morning training session per week.

The Bronze Medallion Spring course runs from October to December, and the Bronze Summer course runs from later January (after Australia Day) to late March/early April.  Training sessions are currently Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.

If you would like further information, please send an email to