Torquay SLSC. Come & be Part of Something Special!

The Torquay Surf Life Saving Club is located right on the shores of one the most popular and iconic beaches in Australia.

First established in 1945, our club is one of the oldest clubs in Victoria, and has a rich history of World, National and State Life Saving Champions not to mention Olympic athletes!

More than that though. We’re a Surf Club that was founded by a group of friends and remains a Surf Club that feels like a group of friends.

We pride ourselves on having a club where everyone feels welcome. Torquay SLSC existed before there was a Life Saving Association and custodians of one of the most famous beaches in the world, we pride ourselves on having a culture that is everything you imagine a surf club to be. Only better. 

Maybe you’ve been part of Torquay since before there was a Bunnings, maybe you’re new to the area, maybe you just come for the summer – come and join the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club and be part of the melting pot that is the heart of Torquay!

Our Nipper program is one of the biggest in the state, and has been operating for over 50 years. Our Nippers love belonging to the club that sits right on the beach they visit with their family, they learn to navigate waves and work towards becoming patrollers on their own local beach.  Friendships forged at Nippers are friends for life.

What better gift can you give your kids than hours of fun this summer, confidence in the water, an appreciation for the ocean and life-long friendships?


Our club genuinely has something for everyone, of all ages, with opportunities to meet friends for life and give back to your community through social and fundraising events.

What better place to be than right on your favourite beach every weekend!

Thank you for wanting to join our club, we can’t wait to have you on board, at the club and in the water.

To have a conversation about becoming a member contact [email protected].

Now for the serious stuff:

  • All memberships are annual and current from the joining date to the April 30 the following year
  • Please make sure you renew your membership using the SLS Portal, following all the steps and then Pay your membership fees. Paying your fees without updating your details does not renew your membership and we’ll have to call you to fix it!
  • All members 18 years and over must have a current WWCC (Working with Children Check) – this ensures that all members can feel safe!
  • All Junior Activity Members (Nippers aged 5-13) must join with a parent in a Family Membership
  • A Family Membership is inclusive of all other Nipper Holiday Programs
  • Information advertised is for this current season 2024 – 2025
  • New SLSA Policy Regarding all Official club water activities require the wearing of an approved High Visibility Rashie 
  • $25 Joining Fee applies to all new memberships (we have to do some work behind the scenes to verify and administer new memberships).
  • $25 Individual or $50 Family surcharge is applied to all applications/renewals after 31st October 2024.
  • Family Memberships apply to 2 Adults and ALL dependents under 18 (as at 1st May 2024) who live in the same household.
  • Rebates. Please contact the club if you are interested in a rate for Single Parent Families or families in financial difficulties. We assess these cases on a case-by-case basis.

If you have any queries with the renewal or joining process please call the Torquay Surf Club office on 5261 4110 or email [email protected].  Joining and renewing is not as easy as it should be because we need to connect into the Australia wide network – download and follow the quick guides to make your life and ours easier! Remember! With your Working With Children Check please make sure you enter the “Torquay Surf Life Saving Club” and use the address “PO Box 193 Torquay, 3228” as the address of the club. The contact email of the club is “[email protected]” and “5261 4110

Families & U/18





2 Adults and ALL dependents under 18 as at 1st May 2024




Also known as Junior Activity membership for ages 5-13 yrs.

Must Join as part of a Family Membership



Cadet Member for ages 13-15 yrs

Active Member for ages 15-17 yrs

May participate in Nipper Training sessions

Training to achieve SRC to be rostered on patrols

Family Membership


per member





Non-active membership


 Active Senior

18 yrs +

Bronze Medallion & minimum 25 hours on
rostered patrol


Reserve Active

Refer to Constitution


Long Service

Members who have patrolled 10 years+


 Life Member

Members awarded with Life Membership


Thankyou for your service