There are many ways in which you can get involved as a Surf Life Saving volunteer.

Surf Life Saving has opportunities for people to be an active patrol member saving lives on the beach, an age manager for Nippers on the weekend or as a volunteer club official working behind the scenes to ensure things run smoothly.

Join a Club

There are three clubs in the NT - two in Darwin and one in Nhulunbuy. There are a number of membership categories available so there is bound to be a level that suits everyone. Read More


The surf lifesaver is an Australian icon. Each member who wears the red and yellow uniform is a recipient and guardian of a proud and precious heritage.

Learn about volunteer lifesaving in the NT and the qualifications required to become involved.

Nippers & Cadets

The fun of surf life saving starts from when you join as a nipper.

If you're thinking of introducing your child to surf life saving, then nippers is the best place to do it. Nippers and Cadets are open to children from the age of 5 through to 14 years old. Read More

Search and Rescue Team

The Search and Rescue (SAR) team offers a 24/7 marine rescue service for recreational boat users. Members are all highly skilled lifesavers that have undertaken extensive training in search and rescue techniques. Read More


Surf Life Saving NT is a registered provider of Australian Lifeguard Services - the largest provider of professional lifeguards in Australia. Read More

Participation Pathways

Developed by Surf Life Saving Australia, explore our participation pathway to discover the exciting opportunities available at Surf Life Saving. This pathway will take you on a journey helping you discover: how to become involved in Surf Life Saving, how to join your local club, how to transition from one role to another, courses, qualifications and much more. Read More