Patrols are the foundation of surf lifesaving. Our volunteer lifesavers patrol Queenscliff Beach from the pool to the pipe north of North Steyne on weekends and public holidays from the end of September and finish on ANZAC Day every year. We have 13 patrols at Queenscliff led by very capable Patrol Captains, Vice Captains, Bronze and Surf Rescue Certificate members.
There are two patrols each day running from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm during daylight saving and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm during the rest of the season. Each patrol has around 10 shifts a season.
Patrolling members are required to undergo skills maintenance (proficiency) for their relevant awards each year in order to remain as an active patrolling member covered by insurance during any one season.
Nipper parents are particularly encouraged to do their Bronze Medallion.