Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club

No Lives Lost at Bondi Beach


The beginning of Bondi Surf Club

Bondi Surf Club was founded on 21st February 1907.  It is clear that thoughts were turning to surf safety by the turn of the 20th century, but as it was illegal to swim during daylight (due to the Police Offences Act of 1838) there had been no need to start formal organisations to protect the […]

2016 – Harold William Pearce – Mick – RIP

Nov 20, 2016 Harold William Pearce ‘ Harry’ also, known as ‘ Mick’ was an active member of the Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club from 1948 to 1959. Mick was a country boy from Dubbo, who moved to Sydney for a new life and work opportunities. He loved every aspect of the surf club […]

2017 – Bare-footed Prime Minister visits lifesavers at Bondi

A relaxed Malcolm Turnbull took off his shoes and walked bare-footed across the golden sands of Bondi beach last Saturday while mingling with surf lifesavers, officially launching the 2017-18 surf lifesaving season for the four Waverley district clubs and christening three generously donated inflatable rescue boats. The Prime Minister and Member for Wentworth called in […]

1970s – “Jean Junction” and how the West was Lost

Jan 16, 2017 Back in the 70’s, the Bondi Club was struggling to get members, the suburb had changed and there were fewer young families living there. As well as that, members tended to drift away after their 10 years doing patrols and move to the burbs. There were no Lady members, no Masters competition […]

2017 – Celebration of Lee Bowman’s Life

Jan 05, 2017 Celebration of Lee Bowman’s life The service will be held at Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club at 3pm on Sunday 22nd January. This will be the only service for him officially. If you want to speak on the day please contact either Michelle Rogers or Jacob Waks. Due to the possible […]

1966 – The (Old) Boys from the Sewer

Nov 22, 2016  Last Saturday (19th November 2016), the eagerly awaited Bondi / Bronte Rugby Club Reunion saw a procession of old blokes limping up the stairs at Bondi Surf Club to relive past glories. As the beers flowed, knee and hip replacements were long forgotten. Name tags were necessary as the young men with […]

Bondi Lifesavers and Bondi-Bronte Lifesavers Rugby Clubs reunion

Oct 11, 2016 50 years ‘Rebirth’ celebration Former players and supporters are invited to attend a Reunion of the Bondi Lifesavers and Bondi-Bronte Lifesavers Rugby Clubs to be held at the newly renovated “Blue Room” (formerly the Scenic Lounge) at the Bondi SBLSC on Saturday afternoon 19th November 2016, commencing at 1.00pm. Cost is $70 […]

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