The role of our Lifesavers is to designate a flagged area for people to swim, supervisor swimmers and provide advice to the public. When required our Lifesavers perform Rescues, Provide First Aid and liaise with Emergency services i.e. NSW Police, Ambulance and Fire & Rescue.

Becoming a Lifesaver

We are always looking for new members interested in joining our Club to become a lifesaver. The first award a Lifesaver needs to gain is their Bronze Medallion, you must be a minimum of 15 years old to complete this award. We also offer a pathway from our Nipper program into lifesaving by way of the Surf Rescue Certificate. In 2020 Surf Lifesaving introduced a new curriculum for the Surf Rescue Certificate and Bronze Medallion. The new curriculum provides a simple transition pathway with accredited training options. Find out more about the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) and Bronze Medallion (BM) here:

For more information about the Surf Rescue Certificate, Bronze Medallion or the range of other training opportunities we provide please contact our Chief Training Officer at:

A list of awards available to members through Fairy Meadow Surf Club or in conjunction with Surf Lifesaving NSW can be found here:

Training Opportunities

Fairy Meadow offers members the opportunity to complete a range of courses, including: 

  • Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Radio Operator, Surf Rescue Certificate
  • Bronze Medallion (Cert II in Public Safety – aquatic rescue)
  • Advanced Resuscitation Techniques
  • Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crewman and driver.
Members following successful completion of their Bronze Medallion – 2019

Our Education team can also assist members to register and prepare for the following the awards:

  • Provide First Aid
  • Provide Pain Management
  • Rescue watercraft (RWC) operator
  • Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue
  • Silver Medallion Beach Management
  • Silver Medallion Advanced First Aid
  • Gold Medallion
  • Training and Assessing qualifications.

Further information about any of these courses can be found here:

OR by contacting our Chief Training Officer through: