Torquay Surf Life Saving Club was established in 1945, one of the oldest clubs in Australia and is at the forefront of lifesaving service with Torquay Beach being one of the busiest beaches in Victoria.
Our club is focused on nurturing an inclusive and supportive culture, with programs to engage all members. Whether it’s patrolling one of the world’s best surf beaches, earning a Bronze Medallion, undertaking first aid training, joining surf boat rowing teams, competing as lifesaving sport athletes, learning skills as nippers, using the club facilities and gym or taking part in many social activities and events throughout the year, there’s a place for you.
Torquay Surf Life Saving Club is recognized nationally as a premier competition club with many gold medals and many finalists at the Australian Surf Life Saving Championships over the past 50 years. Torquay can also proudly boast of many Olympians for both aquatic and non-aquatic events.
In 2018/2019, over 400 members and volunteers patrolled our beach from the last weekend of November until the end of the Easter period.
Below are some figures from our volunteer patrols.
- Our patrollers volunteered 4,700 hours
- Perform 13 aquatic rescues
- Supervised over 180,000 beach goers during volunteer patrol times
- Completed 73 first aid cases and 900 preventative actions