How to Join

Bondi Surf Club has three major types of membership

Active Members

Our active members are trained volunteers who patrol Bondi Beach during the weekends and public holidays over the months of October - April. Patrol duties include aquatic rescues, preventative actions, first aid and emergency care and providing surf safety information to the public. 

To become a Surf Life Saver you must be over the age of 15 and complete the SLSA Bronze Medallion course to learn and demonstrate proficiency in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures as well as emergency care. If you are interested in the Bronze Medallion please find details on the here, check our Facebook Page for induction sessions or contact to register your interest. 

Active members are entitled to compete for the club at all levels in beach and surf events. Training sessions are run throughout the year to help improve swimming, board, ski and other surf skills while increasing fitness too. Advanced levels of Surf Life Saving training are available to our active members, at no cost, including advanced first aid, Inflatable rescue boat. 

If you already have a Bronze Medallion from another surf club you can transfer to Bondi Surf Club through the SLSA members portal.  Please also email the club in advance of the transfer request

Junior Member (Nipper)

Bondi Surf Club has been training junior lifesavers for over 50 years. Children between the ages of 5 to 14 are able to start on the path to getting the famous red and yellow uniform, joining the weekend patrols on Bondi Beach and compete for the club. Please visit our Nippers Page for more details.

Associate Member 

If you are unable to be an Active member you can still be part of the Bondi Surf Club community with:

  • Use of the club facilities including gym, change rooms, showers and steam room 
  • Pilates and yoga classes at no additional cost
  • Social events at the club house in the stunning Bondi Blue Room overlooking the beach 
  • Participation in club functions, events, BBQ's, fundraising activities

Associate members do not undertake patrol duties or compete for the club. 

How to Join the Club

There are two ways to join: 

Option 1:  JOIN ONLINE

Join at the Surf Life Savings Online Portal: 


Come down during office hours, ring the doorbell on the front of the club.  

Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach (next to Bondi Pavilion) Google Map

  • MON - FRI  - 9 - 3.00 pm
  • SUN - 9 -12

Contact Details:

Mail:             P.O. Box 7007 Bondi Beach NSW 2026
Phone:  +61 2 9300 9279
Fax:  +61 2 9300 9596


* Note: new joiners for Active (18+) who choose to obtain the Bronze Medallion have a $490 joining fee if you don't have a bronze medallion from another surf club. This includes a joining fee of $100, membership for 2 seasons ($180), Resource Fee, Uniform and First Aid course. 

Membership Fees Per Annum

Active (18+), Active Reserve and Long Service  * $90.00
Active (15-18 years) * $40.00
Cadet (13-14 years) $30.00
Associate $280.00
Other Fees Due
Craft storage fee (non competitor)
Locker Fee $60.00
Gym Access (15-18 years) $110.00
Gym Access (18 years plus) $270.00
New Security Tag (if lost only)


Donation – please consider making a donation, every little bit helps. A tax receipt will be supplied.