Services - Portsea Surf Life Saving Club
The Portsea Surf Life Saving Club 03 5984 2444 was formed in 1949 by a group of local residents to protect the lives of swimmers at the notoriously dangerous Mt. Levi Beach, commonly referred to as the Portsea Back Beach. The beach is part of the Pt. Nepean National Park, which is managed by Parks Victoria. Since 1949 members have been responsible for saving over 4,500 lives on our beach.
In recent years attendance at the Portsea Back Beach has increased due to improved access to the Peninsula. In response to this the committee embarked on a recruiting drive to ensure a solid base from which to extend club operations into the future. Active membership currently stands at 300 with a further 1,200 associate members.
The Club constantly provides members to present lectures and give demonstrations on water safety to organisations and schools in the Mornington Peninsula area. The Club also conducts a live in Bronze Medallion Camp in December of each year. This camp provides intensive training for over 50 young people in the skills required to become a qualified Surf Lifesaver.
Children between the ages of 8 and 14 are encouraged to join in the fun of Surf Lifesaving by attending the Nipper program of instruction conducted through January of each year.
The Australian Surf Lifesaving Association provides young people with the ability to contribute to the safety of the community while at the same time gaining personal fitness and character development.