Part-Time Bronze

Ever wanted to save a life? Missed out on Bronze Camp due to other commitments or because you were born in the 60’s?

Come and learn to become a Lifesaver! This course is open to ages 15 to 75. You will learn CPR, basic First Aid, how to Signal using the Flags and the best way to rescue someone using the Tube and Rescue Board.

Having earned your Bronze Medallion, you will be assigned to a designated “Patrol” and make a commitment to Portsea SLSC that you will come down and attend your rostered patrols to ensure that Portsea is able to safely patrol one of the toughest beaches in Australia and maintain its record of “NO LIVES LOST ON A PATROLLED BEACH SINCE 1949!!”

Becoming a volunteer lifesaver is one of the MOST REWARDING experiences you will ever have in life and teaches you key life skills such as leadership, decision making and responsibility. Every Active Member of Portsea loves the beach and has plenty of fun hanging out at the Club. But they also understand there’s a serious side to becoming a surf lifesaver. So before signing up for Bronze Camp, ask yourself “AM I PREPARED TO FULFIL THE COMMITMENT THAT COMES WITH THE BRONZE MEDALLION?” The right answer to this question is “YES”!!

Pre-requisites – you need to be able to swim 400m in a pool, jog 1 lap of a footy oval (slowly is ok) and be open to learning new things. Some of the theory work will be self-paced via youtube so internet access would be an advantage. The cost for the training is $100. Cost does not include the mandatory membership of Portsea SLSC. Encouraged to bring a wetsuit for water work at the surf club.


Dates of training (at Camberwell Hockey Club):

  • Wednesday 4th Nov 2020 – 7-9pm
  • Wednesday 11th Nov 2020 – 7-9pm
  • Wednesday 18th Nov 2020 – 7-9pm
  • Saturday 21st Nov 2020 – 9am-5pm (Portsea back beach)
  • Wednesday 25th Nov 2020 – 7-9pm


Registration date TBC.

All enquiries can be directed to Jim Unkles (