Merewether News and Events


Samaritans Christmas Collection 2-3/12/2023

As we move into Christmas and that is a time for sharing we also can take the opportunity to help out those less fortunate than ourselves.  On the weekend Saturday and Sunday, 2-3 December 2023, the IRB will be placed out the front of the Club as a collection point for donations.  Arrange for your …

2023 BEACH STORMERS SERIES – 18 NOVEMBER 2023 – Round Three: Merewether SLSC

Last weekend proved to be a great day for Round 3 hosted by Merewether Surf Life Saving Club. Over 50 competitors rolled up for the series representing their Clubs from – Hunter- Central Coast, Sydney and North Coast Branches. Hosting these events are only acheived by our committed members who put the effort in with …

New MSLSC Surf Cam!

Check out our new surf cam capturing 180 degree views of the beach.

Club Memberships Fees for 2023-2024

Club Membership fees are now due. Please renew by no later then 31 October 2023- to avoid cancellation. ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP FEES Senior Active (18+)$100Cadets$100 ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP FEES (NOT PATROLLING) Senior Associates$135Over 65,s Associates$65 COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP Community Membership (granted by Executive Committee)$55 NIPPERS AND PARENTS/CARERS (NOT PATROLLING) Junior Associate Parent/carer$100Junior Nipper (1st child)$95Additional Family Member (child …

MSLSC AGM 2022-2023 – 10am 09/07/2023

All members are notified accordingly and invited to attend the 2022-2023 Annual General Meeting. The AGM will be held Sunday 09/07/2023 from 10am in the Club’s Function Room. The Agenda: Presentation of the Annual Report and Club Financials 2022-2023.

MSLSC Annual Club Presentation Night 2022-2023.

On 27 May 2023, the Annual MSLSC Presentation Night was held at the Club. 120 Members joined in to celebrate and congratulate those members on their achievements over the past season. President Nick Newton hosted the Event with Club Captain Garry Semetka who also compared and handed out the Awards to the Winners. We also …

Club Member of the Year 2022-2023

Senior Patrolling Member Anthony Tietze has been awarded Club Member of the Year for 2022-2023. Anthony is currently Patrol Captain and Chief Education Officer at MSLSC and has been recongised by his fellow peers on the work he does to the betterment of the Club. We congratulate Anthony on his acheivements and thank him for …

2022-2023 MSLSC Presentation Night

On 27/05/2023 – 6pm, All Senior Members are accordingly invited to attend the Club for the annual presentation of awards for the 2022-2023 Patrolling Season. This year we recognise those members that have performed their duties above and beyond of the expectations of a Life Saver. Categories: Club Member of the Year Patrol Captain of …

Health and Wellbeing @ MSLSC

Looking to be part of our classes ranging from Yoga, Tai Chi to Karate. Come and join us @ all held within the Function Room at MSLSC.

Vale Patrol Captain Angela Tiedeman

In March 2023, Angela unexpectedly passed away, and as a Club we mourn her passing and share that grief with her family and friends. In 1999, Angela had joined our Club and on completion of her Bronze Medallion in 2004 became a patrolling member with Patrol 7.  In 2006, Angela was awarded her Silver Medallion …


We have announced the next Bronze Course to start up on 4 Jan 2023. Here is your opportunity to complete and obtain Cert 2 in Aquatic Rescue and become a volunteer Surf Life Saver at MSLSC. Come join a great team and iconic Surf Club! Numbers are limited and course is filling up quick. Contact: …

Ho Ho Ho Santa Arrives at Merewether Beach

Last Sunday the Merewether Nippers were distracted by Santa arriving on the back of the SLS Buggy. Lots a laughs and Christmas Lollies were thrown around the sand for the Nippers to collect and save for later. Its a great time of the year and its a great time to be celebrating the festive season …

ANZAC DAY 2022 – Merewether

For the first time since 2019, Merewether-Hamilton-Adamstown RSL Sub-Branch held it’s annual Anzac Day Service at the Memorial Gates – Townsend Oval Merewether. Each year the Sub-Branch invites both Merewether and Dixon Park Surf Life Saving Clubs to participate in the Service by acknowledging those who lost their lives in defending their country. This Year …

Club Member of the Year 2022

Last Saturday Night the Annual Awards Presentation Night was held in the Events Centre @ MSLSC. Patrolling Member Mr Kris Wall was awarded the highest club accolade for 2021-2022. Kris has shown a strong commitment to his Club and contributed to advancement of surf lifesaving at Merewether SLSC. Congratulations also to following Patrolling Members. Jamie …

Winter Edition Shoredump 2022

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Community Recognition for Club President

On Friday 22 April 2022, The Federal Member for Newcastle, Ms Sharon Claydon awarded Club President & Life Member, Mr Nick Newton with the Community Service Award recognising his dedication and commitment to surf life saving. Mr Newton is a stalwart member of our Club and his committment to MSLSC and surf life saving has …

115th AGM for MSLSC 2021-2022- 10 July 2022 at 10:00am – Club Event Room

AGM Agenda 2022Download All financial members are invited to attend from 10:00am – 12pm. Presentation of the Annual Report 2021-2022 Nominations for Committee Members 2022-2023 Financial Reports for 2021-2022 General Business Nick Newton Club President

New IRB Crew members!

MSLSC is fortunate to have 4 new IRB crew members, following the IRB CVA which was held at Nobbys Beach on Sunday 3 April.  Sofia Royds, Mike Parsons, Michael Ovenstone and Steve Baines did the club proud with a faultless display of skills.  And Charlotte Owen joined the MSLSC team for the event.  We’ll look …

Life Member, the late Laurie March awarded OAM

Life Member Laurence Hedley MARCH who sadly passed away in February of 2021, received posthumously the Order of Australia Medal for 2022 for his service to surf life saving. Laurie is survived by his wife Linda who along with his family received the OAM Medal with great honour. On behalf of the members of MSLSC …

Newly qualified Bronze Medallion Graduates – Summer 2022.

Congratulations to our new Bronze and SRC Candidates that have successfully passed CERT 2 in Aquatic Rescue. Thanks to our Education Team who once again delivered another successful Bronze Course. On behalf of us all of here at MSLSC, Welcome to the team and see you all on Patrol!

ShoreDump Summer 2021

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New Caterers @ MSLSC

Friday 5 November from 4pm sees the re-opening of the PUMPHOUSE BAR and EVENTS CENTRE. We are excited to announce local restauranteur and surf club member Liam is premiering his new venture, The chip ! Serving all your favourites, from burgers to Schnittys every Friday and Sunday Nights from the 5th November . Great view …

Club Re-Opens 11 October 2021

As of this Monday 11 October 2021, the Club will re-open. Members can have access to all amenities and facilities accordingly. Conditions of Entry: 1: Be Financial 2: Be Fully Vaccinated 3: QR CODE in and out of the Club. 4: MASKS to be worn at all times when indoors. Be 1.5 meters apart from …

2021/2022 MSLSC Patrol Season Opens 18/09/2021.

Merewether Surf Life Saving Club – Patrols recommence their volunteer service at Merewether Beach from 9am – 5pm every weekend and pubic holiday starting this Saturday 18/09/2021 till 25/04/2022. Our volunteer Life Savers have been training behind the scenes to be ready for the upcoming challenges that NSW Surf Life Saving faces as a whole. …

MSLSC Training Calendar 2021-2022

210727 MSLSC Training & Events CalendarDownload

MSLSC 2020-2021 Annual Report

The Annual Report for 2020-2021 has been published showcasing our Club achievements for the past 12 months. Highlights – Bronze Training – Members Awards. Congratulations to all our Members for a great season! 2020-2021 Annual Report July 2021Download

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 …

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!


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.

Spinal Management Training

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

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).

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

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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.