There are three Surf Life Saving Club's (SLSC) in the NT - two in Darwin and one in Nhulunbuy. You can join from the age of 5 years - there's no upper limit!  

How do I get involved?

We are very proud of our members because they:

  • Commit personal time and energy to maintain a safe beach and aquatic environment for their local community
  • Recognise that families and teamwork are the building blocks of great communities
  • Support volunteerism as a highly valued Australian characteristic
  • Participate in a range of sporting and recreational activities to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle

It’s great that you’d like to get involved in the movement and to make a difference. 

You can do this by becoming a surf lifesaver, getting your kids involved in our Nippers junior activities program, volunteering to be an age manager or helping out with the club barbeque on the weekend. Off the beach, you can help us with fundraising and sponsorship, learn first aid or CPR so you can help save a life one day, or simply donate to keep lifesavers on our beaches. The possibilities are endless.

By joining a club you can become a coach, official, athlete, fundraiser, supervisor for junior activity programs, committee member, radio operator, trainer and assessor, or rescue boat driver.

Click here to join a Surf Life Saving Club.

The advice on this page is generic and each club may have slightly different membership requirements. Each membership category attracts a club membership fee and again, clubs will differ slightly.

Darwin SLSC

Formed in 1982, Darwin Surf Life Saving Club (DSLSC) has provided in excess of 25,000 hours of patrol time at no cost to the community.

DSLSC currently has a membership made up of Junior members (8-13 years), Youth members (U15s, U17s & U19s), Senior members (19 years upwards), Associate and Social members.

The clubhouse is situated on Daribah Rd in the Casuarina Coastal Reserve.  The bar and club house is open for members use on Friday evenings and is available for function hire on other nights.

For more information check out their Facebook and Website (links below).

 Gove Peninsula SLSC

Established in 1971,  Gove Peninsula Surf Lifesaving Club (GPSLSC) was the first Surf Life Saving Club formed in the NT. GPSLSC is located on Town Beach in the North East Arnhem mining town of Nhulunbuy.

GPSLSC takes pride in being a key part of the Nhulunbuy community, providing lifesaving services on local beaches and activities for junior members. The natural beauty of the club location together with club facilities provide an ideal backdrop for member families to enjoy.

The surf club bar is open on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons during the dry season. The club grounds overlook the Arafura sea. The club is also available for private functions for club members and their guests.

For more information check out their Facebook and Website (links below).

Mindil Beach SLSC

Founded in 1996 as the Arafura Life Saving Club, which originally patrolled the open water areas of East Point and the adjacent Lake Alexander. The Arafura LSC briefly moved operations to Cullen Bay before settling at the popular Mindil Beach on the southern end of Fannie Bay. The club officially changed its name to Mindil Beach Surf Life Saving Club on 14 March 2008. 

For more information check out their Facebook (link below).