SURF LIFE SAVING
The Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club was established in June 1965 at a meeting held at the Freemasons Hotel, Gympie.
This meeting established a committee consisting of a chairman, secretary, treasurer and 14 committee members.
The joining fee was set at 1 pound 10. Initial fundraising efforts included the raffle of a suckling pig, and a dance at the Veteran’s Hall. The Widgee Shire Council (now Gympie Regional Council) was a major instigator of the establishment of the Rainbow Beach Surf Life Saving Club.
The club arranged its first bronze medallion course with the help from Noosa Surf Life Saving Club, and during the training the original clubhouse, the old school building at Tamaree, was transported to its existing site.
Becoming a Life Saver
Surf Life Saving provides a community of friends with common interest and goals to develop new skills, patrol our beach, compete in surf sports and most importantly, have fun!
With a joining age of our Nipper’s at 5 years old, no one is left out and our skilled leaders provide the necessary training to everyone willing to have a go! While many of our dedicated members patrol our beach, Rainbow Beach SLSC is run by members and their families. So, if patrol is not for you, please ask us how you can still be a valuable member of our Club.
We offer a range of training opporunities to develop and learn new skills for both new and active members. Many courses that we offer are transferable to the workplace and nationally recognised.
For all enquiries and to learn more, please contact our administration officer on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 5486 3249.