Lifesaving at Dee Why

Surf Life Saving is about having fun, being physically fit, learning teamwork and aquatic safety skills, competing in surf sports, and helping make swimming in our oceans a safer pastime. It offers a range of opportunities which will promote:

  • A healthy lifestyle
  • A sense of pride
  • A sense of responsibility and purpose
  • Positive social relationships

Information about joining our club is found in our memberships section.

Patrolling Duties

As an active patrolling member of our club you will be allocated to a patrol team and will be expected to attend each of your rostered patrols (typically 11 x half-day patrols each season).  Patrols are the most important component of Club activities.

While on patrol your duties will involve:

  • Observing swimmers
  • Attending to any minor first aid cases
  • Educating members of the public about water safety
  • Radio operations
  • Performing any rescues as directed by the Patrol Captain

A detailed description of patrolling activities / requirements is located in the Lifesaving Operations Procedures Guide (PDF).

Patrolling Season

Dee Why Beach is patrolled by Volunteer Lifesavers on weekends and public holidays from the 3rd Saturday in September to the end of April.

Click here to view our Patrol Roster.

Parking Permits

Northern Beaches Council provide parking permits free of charge to actively patrolling members.

To receive a permit you must be:

  • an active patrolling member,
  • rent in the council area or live outside the Northern Beaches Council area, and
  • have registered and paid for the coming season.

If you wish to apply for a Northern Beaches Parking Permit could you please email noting your name and address.

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