Bronze Medallion


  • Begin to develop a high level of skill through training for your Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion. The Bronze Medallion is the core award for active surf lifesavers.
  • Training sessions are designed to ‘test’ a person’s competency in a variety of areas. The training provided is to the highest standard, using both practical and theoretical components.
  • All skills taught in this course combine to help the candidate become an essential member of the surf life-saving team.
  • You must be 15 years and over on the date of the dry assessment to qualify for the award. If you are between 13 and 15, please visit our Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC) page.
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Provides participants with the knowledge of basic patrolling and surf awareness in order to be able to participate in lifesaving operations. The course runs over a period of approximately eight weeks and includes two sessions per week, one on Thursday and one on a Sunday.

Upcoming Bronze Medallion Course

If you are interested in participating in obtaining your Bronze Medallion, please contact the Director of Education.

  • Course Start: Thursday, 15th February 2024 – 7:00pm
  • Course Assessment: Saturday, 6th  April 2024

Session Dates & Times

10:45 am to  1.00 pm
Newport Beach SLSC

7:00 pm to 9 pm
Newport Beach SLSC

  • Every Thursday/Sunday following for the next 8 to 10 weeks until the wet assessment.
  • Due to limited resources, a maximum number of participants will be accepted.


Age minimum 15 years at the time of dry assessment. All participants must be able to complete a timed 400-metre pool swim within 9 minutes before starting the Bronze Medallion course, which will be completed during the first session.


To view costs and join, view our membership page »


Contact: Jessica Menzies, Director of Education, Newport SLSC