About Us

Tugun Surf Life Saving Club is a volunteer based not-for-profit community service association located at the southern end of the Gold Coast.

Our volunteer lifesavers have been Patrolling since 1925.

Tugun Surf Life Saving Club provides an essential educational and emergency rescue service to all users of the local beaches and plays a fundamental role in building a healthy community.

The Surf Life Saving movement is a part of the history, fabric and future of Australia. It represents the lifestyle, values and beliefs of the Aussie culture. Surf Life Saving seeks to protect life, saves lives, educate the community, promote youth development and pathways and encourage healthy lifestyles.

Tugun Surf Life Saving creates a safe environment in and around the local community, through patrols on, in and above the water through education and training programs, both at the beach and in the wider community.

As a not-for-profit movement, Tugun Surf Life Saving Club exists only through community donations, fundraising and corporate sponsorship. Activities address many community and government policies such as safer communities, obesity, physical activity, youth development, training and education, and family.

Tugun Surf Life Saving Club comprises approximately 600 members with up to 120 patrolling members who are all committed to saving lives and positively impacting on their local community.

Tugun boasts a strong competitive history with a number of elite athletes across all surf lifesaving disciplines coming from our grassroots. The Club recognises the importance and balance provided by the competition side of surf lifesaving, promoting competition across all lifesaving surf sport disciplines


  • To promote the spirit of camaraderie and citizenship which should govern and prevail in the Surf Life Saving movement.
  • To provide a safe beach and aquatic environment throughout Australia.
  • To supply services that minimise danger and prevent the loss of life or injury on the beach and aquatic environments.
  • To be recognised in the community as the authority and provider on matters related to beach and aquatic safety management service.