Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Established in 1950, 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 visitors avoid danger (surveillance, safe swimming area, shark alarm, identification of rips, stinger sweep, and first aid);
– Surf safety information through community education programs;
– Youth development programs; and
– 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.

View our Dates & Events on the calendar page.

2020 - 2023 Strategic Plan

The Club Council has endorsed a new 2020 - 2023 Strategic Plan for immediate implementation at the recent 2020 AGM. A PDF copy of the one-page plan is available under the 'Forms and Documents' section. The timing of this strategic plan coincides with unprecedented times due to the Covid 19 pandemic that will impact on every part of our club and its operations. The core elements of this strategic plan support our vision through; good Governance - Member Development - Club Development – and building the right club Culture. There are some key elements to this plan that are worthwhile highlighting: • Deliver our charitable purpose as a priority, to support our expanding community • Ensure ongoing solvency is maintained and sustainable practices are developed to steer the club through uncertain and difficult economic conditions. • Increase our focus on providing an environment that safeguards all children and young people that are part of our club, and • In the 40th year of women in lifesaving, we will deliver greater gender equity and opportunity for women in our club. The face of this strategic plan is Lauren Kettleton who joined as an Under 8 nipper, has gone on to become a great lifesaver, a long term Patrol Captain, a member of the IRB team, and professionally is a practicing lawyer. Interested in being involved? Contact treasurer@dickybeachsurfclub.com

70th Anniversary Celebrations

This season (2020/21) marks the 70th anniversary since the North Caloundra / Dicky Beach Surf Life Saving Club was established. We will be celebrating this important milestone with a special event on Saturday 1st May 2021. We invite you to join in the celebrations which will commence outside Dicky Beach SLSC at 11.00am. From there we will be walking to the site of the old clubhouse for a short ceremony. This will be followed by a BBQ and an afternoon of family fun and entertainment back at the surf club. We are immensely proud of our club's achievements over the past 70 years and record of service without any loss of life between the flags. We hope you will be able to be a part of the festivities.

Important Dates For 2020/21

PLEASE CLICK ON LINK TO OPEN THE DICKY BEASH SLSC COVID SAFE PLAN – DBSLSC COVID Plan – 2 September 2020

Club Championships – to be held on Saturday 1st May 2021 at 8am

70th Birthday Celebration to be held at the old Club site on Saturday 1st May 2021 starting at 11am followed by a BBQ and celebrations at the Club

Club AGM and Annual Dinner to be held on Saturday 17th July 2021

NIPPERS – Keep an eye here for upcoming Nipper information and sign on days. These will be end August / early September 2021 with Nippers starting in September 2021

The next Bronze/SRC Course will be held in October/November 2021.  Keep an eye on this page for further information.

OFFICE OPERATING HOURS –

Monday – 9am – 4pm – Kerry and Robyn

Tuesday – 9am – 4pm – Kerry and Robyn

Wednesday – 9am – 4pm – Kerry and Lorelle

Thursday – 9am – 4pm – Kerry and Lorelle

Friday – 9am – 4pm – Kerry

Email – lifesaving@dickybeachsurfclub.com

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