The North Coast Branch is a part of 12 Branch's in New South Wales and is home to eight of the onehundred and twenty nine clubs up and down our Eastern Coastline.
Our clubs educate, protect and help the public on and off our beachs. With over 100Km between our furthermost clubs, our volunteers are on call 24/7.
Running competitons from 12 years and up our members are also constantly educting club members as well as the public in all the skills needed to rescue someone in need.
Surf Life Saving is Australia's major water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority. We create a safe environment on Australia's beaches and coastline through patrols, education and training, public safety campaigns and the promotion of health and fitness.
With 165,820 members and 311 affiliated surf life saving clubs, Surf Life Saving is the largest volunteer movement of its kind in Australia.
The majority of our services are provided by surf lifesavers who complete surf patrols voluntarily. We also operate the country’s largest lifeguard service, contracting to local government and other coastal land managers.
In the 2011-12 season, our volunteer patrol members were involved in 12,610 rescues, while our paid lifeguards rescued 2,818 more, taking the total number of lives saved since 1907 to over 615,000.
Surf Life Saving is a not-for-profit movement that exists only through community donations, fundraising and corporate sponsorship. We are an active part of Australian local communities. Our movement prides itself on offering mateship, education, experience and in doing so gives back to the community.
For people young and old, Surf Life Saving inspires a positive and uniquely Australian attitude. Because every member, every club, the entire movement, embraces and promotes a 'can do' attitude to life. It protects life, it saves life, it promotes life.
Vision and Mission
To save lives, create great Australians and build better communities.
To provide a safe beach and aquatic environment throughout Australia.
Our Driving Forces
To save lives in the water.
To promote a healthy, inclusive, clean, family lifestyle.
SLSA has developed a new strategic direction, SLS2020, that will guide the Surf Life Saving movement through the next decade. The focus of SLS2020 is to further build the capacity and capability of the movement to save more lives, create better Australians and build better communities. There are four pillars of strategic intent that we will pursue to achieve our mission:
1. Extend lifesaving coverage to meet community needs.
2. Develop our people.
3. Ensure the movement’s long term sustainability.
4. Involve all Australians and make a valued contribution to the Australian society.