Merewether News and Events


Hunter SLS Awards Night 18/06/2021

Last Friday Night the Hunter SLS Awards Night was held City NEX and well represented by 13 SLS Clubs throughout the Hunter Region. Merewether SLSC was well represented with nominations in most catergories. Administrator of the Year – Club Secretary Jamie Paras Volunteer of the Year -Club Captain Dave Hoar Athlete of the Year ( …

2020-2021 Awards Presentation Night

On 29 May 2021 Saturday Night we hosted the Annual Patrol Awards and was well attended. A great night of celebration and acknowledging those members who have been recognised for their devotion to surf life saving.  Highlights of the evening: Club Person of the Year; President/Life Member Nick Newton Patrol Person of the Year: Kris …

114th AGM for MSLSC 2020-2021- 11 July 2021 at 10:00am

AGM Agenda 2021Download MSLSC will be holding its AGM on 11 July 2021 in the Club’s Function Room.  All members are invited to attend from 10:00am – 12pm. Due to current restrictions a maximum of 80 members will only be permitted in the area. Any changes will be addressed accordingly. 

Patrol Member of the Month

Congratulations to Jason Simmons from Patrol 8 the worthy recipient of Patrol Member of the Month. Jason and his wife moved to Canberra at the start of last season and since then they have combined their monthly trip to Newcastle for Jason’s patrol with visits to relatives. For his patrol on Saturday 6 February Jason’s …

Our Newly Qualified IRB Drivers and Crew

The IRB CVA was run at Nobbys Beach on 5 December. Thanks to the training efforts of our IRB Captain Nathan Wright MSLSC now has 3 new drivers and 4 new crew. Congratulations to all for your hard work and dedication.

Congratulations to the MSLSC Bronze Squad

The CVA was run last Saturday at Nobbys Beach.  The MSLSC Bronze team performed with great skill in the challenging conditions, bringing credit to our club.  A celebration BBQ was held on Sunday and the uniforms were presented.  Congratulations to our new patrolling members.

Patrol Member of Month

The inaugural Patrol Member of the Month (OCTOBER 2020) was awarded to Josh D who is with Patrol 1. Josh has been recognised for his diligence and commitment whilst on Patrol. Josh was awarded with a Club Polo Shirt for his efforts by Club Secretary Jamie Paras. Congratulations to Josh!

First Aid Refresher Course

16 MSLSC Patrolling Members participated in renewing their First Aid Accreditations last Saturday 06/03/2021. Senior First Aid Trainer Richard Taylor took the members through all the latest in first aid training covering all aspects of injury and wound management. Being equipped and ready to respond to emergencies is paramount for surf life saving and to …

MSLSC Bronze Medallion Course Starting Soon

The MSLSC Bronze Medallion course will commence on the evening of 7 October, 2020. Contact Anthony at to register. Look at Training Courses under the Education tab for more information.

Bronze Skills Maintenance (Proficiency)

All Bronze Medallion holders must complete their skills maintenance at the start of each season. This year members must complete the online component accessed through eLearning via the Members Portal. Members must also attend a proficiency session. The first of these sessions will be held at 9:00am on Sunday 13 September, 2020 in the MSLSC …

Membership Renewals for 2020-2021- NOW DUE

Membership Type Fee Senior Active & Cadets (registered on or before 31st October) $100.00 Senior Associates (Not patrolling) $135.00 Over 65’s Associates $65.00 Junior Active member (1st child) $95.00 Additional junior active members $75.00 Junior Associate (parent) $100.00 Community Membership (limited) $ 65.00 Family Membership (1 adult, 2 children) $200.00 Additional family members $75.00 LATE …

2019-2020 Annual Report for MSLSC.

2019-2020 MSLSC Annual ReportDownload

COLDIES – Friday from 5pm & Sunday from 4pm.

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Latest Shoredump April 2020

Shoredump – End of Season 2019-2020 – 15 AprilDownload

Nominate a Club Member!

Club Person of the Year 2020 Club Patrol Person of the Year (1 nomination from each patrol please) Patrol Captain of the Year 2020 Most Improved IRB driver Patrol of the Year 2020 Seagull Award (for someone who has done something particularly silly or funny) Costa Concordia Award (for underwhelming achievements in the IRB) Please …


As part of the Nations response to COVID-19, SLSNSW and the Hunter SLS, have decided to lower the Flags for 2020. This is a challenging time for all volunteer surf life savers and surf life saving clubs all around Australia. In the meantime, Newcastle City Life Guards Life will continue to provide their services to …

Nippers Presentation Sunday 22/03/2020

Please be advised that due to current circumstances we have postponed this Nippers Season of 2019-2020 Presentation Awards until further notice.

IRB Crew and Silver Medallion IRB Driver Course Starting Soon

MSLSC will run an IRB crew course and a Silver Medallion IRB Driver course, commencing with a theory session on the evening of Thursday 19 March, 2020. Contact Nathan Wright at to register your interest.

New Bronze Medallion & SRC Award Holders

Congratulations to our new Bronze Medallion and SRC award holders. Our participants did the club proud at the CVA just before Christmas and are now active patrolling members of MSLSC.

Champions MSLSC Boat Rowers reunion.

Surf life saving at Merewether has very long history and like with these boys all been loyal supporters and serving their local community throughout the years. A get together with Life Member and Champion Boat Rower Garry Miller who met up with all the retire boatrowers at MSLSC Coldies on Sunday 12/01/2020. Celebrating memories and …

Bronze Medallion & SRC Commencing 13 October

The next Surf Lifesaving Award (includes Bronze Medallion) and SRC course will both commence on Sunday 13 October, 2019. Click on Training Courses under the Education tab for more information.


As a Club we are immensely proud of our patrolling members and would like to highlight the achievements and extend our congratulations for these very well -deserved accolades. Highlights of the night.  Jamie Paras –    Club Person of the Year Terry Flynn   –    Patrol Person of the Year Dave Hoar    –    …

New IRB Drivers and Crew

MSLSC has three new IRB drivers and there new IRB crew. They all passed with flying colours at the CVA held on Stockton Beach on Sunday 14 April. Many thanks to Nathan and his team for their training and expertise.

New Bronze Medallion Team

Congratulations to our new Bronze Medallion team. They all did MSLSC proud at the CVA on Stockton Beach on 13 April. A celebration BBQ was held on Sunday 14 April, where the patrol uniforms were presented. Many thanks to the training team for their dedication, time and expertise.

Bronze Medallion Course

Some of our participants of the current MSLSC Bronze Medallion course. We have 15 members on the team working towards the CVA (Central Venue Assessment) on Stockton Beach on 6 April (and very importantly having a lot of fun in the process).

Spinal Management Training

Our Surf Lifesaving Award team have been refining their spinal management skills on Merewether Beach.

Radio Operators Course

MSLSC will be running a Radio Operators Course on Wednesday 20 March commencing at 6:00pm. The course is completed over a single evening. See Training Courses under the Education tab for more information.

Bronze Medallion

The MSLSC summer Bronze Medallion course will now commence on Wednesday 30 January, 2019.  Please look at Training Courses under the Education tab for more information.

Spinal & ART Proficiency

Proficiency sessions for your Advanced Resus and Spinal Management awards will be run on Sunday 10 February. Check the Training Courses Calendar under the Education tab for times. Email for more information.

Santa on the Beach

Santa came early to the iconic Merewether Beach on the Sunday before Christmas. The nippers had a ball.

MSLSC Surf Lifesaving Award

MSLSC Bronze Medallion team in their new patrol uniforms at the celebration BBQ.  We have fifteen new Bronze Medallion holders from the last course, all now patrolling at Merewether Beach.

SHOREDUMP Winter Edition 2019

Shoredump Winter 2019Download

Radio Operators Course at MSLSC

The Radio Operators Certificate course was run at MSLSC on Wednesday 7 November.  Henry Scruton from Hunter Branch kindly gave up his time to deliver the course.

Spinal Management Proficiency Session

MSLSC will be running a Spinal Management proficiency session on the evening of Wednesday evening 31 October at 6:00pm.  It will largely practical and held rain, hail or shine.  You will need warm gear and wetsuit.  Duration will be around 1 1/2 hours and the meeting place is the MSLSC Patrol Room. Please see Training …


An Advanced Resuscitation Techniques course will be held at MSLSC over two evenings on Wednesday 10 October and Wednesday 17 October.  For more information look under Training Courses on the Education tab on the home page.  Email to register.


MSLSC will be running the Apply First Aid course over two evenings, the first session on 26 September and the second session on 3 October, both commencing at 6:00pm. Contact to register.


Would you like to become an active patrolling lifesaver at Merewether SLSC? Please note that we have pushed the start back to 12/09/2018.

Raising of the Flags 2018

On Saturday 29/09/2018, patrol season for 2018-2019 was officially launched at Nobbys Beach. All SLS Clubs in the Hunter attended and paraded their Club Flags. Hunter Surf Life Saving celebrate 100 years of patrolling our beaches along the Hunter/Port Stephens coastlines. It was a moving event that acknowledged our gallant life savers who were most …

Silver Medallion Beach Management Course

To be run by Hunter Branch SLS on the evening of Tuesday 18 September. This course is mandatory for people wishing to become a Patrol Captain.  See Training Courses under the Education tab for more information. To register your interest please contact Anthony Tietze at email

Shore Dump Newsletter March – April 2018

Hello everyone, the latest Shore Dump newsletter is on the club website, and to encourage you to read and share it we have a great quiz and prize available. Here are the questions: 1. Where are the AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) located at Merewether Beach? 2. When does the IRB Crew Course start? 3. Who …


Our Merewether Surf Lifesavers are trained male and female volunteers that patrol on the weekends and public holidays throughout the summer. They undertake a number of roles including aquatic rescues, providing first aid and emergency care and providing surf safety information to the public. To become a lifesaver you require The Bronze Medallion/Cert II Public Safety …

MSLSC Annual General Meeting 2017-2018- Sunday 10am-15 July 2018 –

    Members are invited to attend the AGM for 2017-2018, that will be in The Function Room on Sunday, 10:am- 15 July 2018. The 2018 Annual Report and Financial Statements will be available at the Club on the day.

2016-2017 MSLSC Annual General Meeting

All members are invited to attend the Merewether Surf Life Saving Club Annual General Meeting 2016-2017, will be held in the Club’s Function Room on 16 July 2017 at 10:00 am. The Annual Report and Financial Statements will be available on the day.   N. Newton Club President    

IRB Racing

Round 1 Caves Beach 29 & 30 April 2017 Round 2 Mollymook 20 & 21 May 2017 Round 3 Ocean Beach 3 & 4 June 2017 Round 4 Cape Hawke 17 & 18 June 2017 State IRB Championships South West Rocks 1 & 2 July 2017 Email Nathan for more info.