Our most important role is providing a safe environment and we always need new volunteer lifeguards. Our Club will provide the instruction, training and equipment you need to learn the skills you need to gain your Surf Lifeguard or Patrol Support Award. We’re always looking for current and new lifeguards to volunteer their time to help, and we offer lifeguard training so you can join us as a volunteer.

Become a Lifeguard

​To be a qualified lifeguard you must be 14 years or older and pass your Surf Lifeguard Award exam. The exam comprises:


  • 400m pool swim in under 9 minutes

  • run/swim/run in the surf

  • resuscitation test

  • rescue test

  • theory questions

  • practical surf knowledge test


Candidates each receive a Training Manual and Workbook which must be completed before the exam. Club instructors will assist you over a number of sessions to help teach you how to be a Surf Lifeguard.

Each season active Surf Lifeguards must perform a refresher test. This includes a swim, resuscitation test and first aid questions. It is not designed to fail people but to ensure their fitness and knowledge is up to the required standard.

North Beach Surf Life Saving Club