The Wye River Surf Life Saving Club (WRSLSC) was founded by an enthusiastic group of campers and surfers on 1 January 1958. Thus began a long and proud history of lifesaving at Wye River. Having grown from a small handful of men with a passion for the beach and the town, centred around a basic weatherboard shed the club now has over 400 members and an iconic building snuggled in the dunes.
WRSLSC prides itself on its egalitarian and inclusive culture and also its collaboration with and outreach to the local community and its important partnership with Colac College. The Club has been an important training ground for future leaders in the community and has alumni scattered far and wide. It is a core part of the emergency service infrastructure in Wye River and is always keen to accept new members.
Memberships for 2018/2019 are now open. Please click on the Get Involved tab for further instructions about the joining and renewal processes.
Patrols will commence on Saturday 1 December 2018 and run through until 22 April 2019.
This year we are celebrating 20 years of the surf lifesaving program run by Colac Secondary College in conjunction with Wye River SLSC. Over 400 students from the school have graduated from the program as lifesavers in those years and many have become lifelong participants in lifesaving.
A function to celebrate this partnership will be held on 27 January 2019 from 5pm at the Clubhouse. Entry is $10 (including 2 drinks and nibbles) and tickets will be available at the door. More substantial food will be available for purchase and the bar will be open all evening. All are welcome to attend. We hope to see as many former students as possible back at the club to catch up with old friends and reminisce about their lifesaving journey!