DICKY BEACH SLSC
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WHO WE ARE
Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) is a non-profit community service organisation, situated on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast. The Club provides an essential emergency rescue service to beach-goers, creating a safe environment both on and around Dicky Beach. Throughout its history, the club has proudly held intact its vision of “Zero Preventable Deaths” within our patrol environs. In addition to emergency rescue and medical services, our volunteer members provide the following community services:
– Preventative programs to ensure beach safety
– Surf safety information through community education programs;
– Youth development programs
– Healthy lifestyle programs.
Steeped in the rich tradition of the Australian Surf Life Saving movement the Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club has seen many young men and women pass through the ranks and go on to become world class champions and active, committed and generous members of our community.
Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club (formerly known as North Caloundra SLSC) was established in 1950.
The rigid rules concerning public bathing (men and women bathing together) were relaxed around the turn of the century (1900). Surfing quickly became popular and drownings began to occur. Prior to, and immediately after World War II, Dicky Beach was only patrolled during the Christmas/New Year and Easter holidays by patrolling members from Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC at Kings Beach. In the early 1950’s, as the area around Moffat Beach and Dicky Beach became closely settled, the need for regular weekend patrols became obvious.