Our lifeguards

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Waverley Council lifeguards patrol Bondi, Bronte, and Tamarama beaches. They are a group of professionals who are highly trained in rescue and resuscitation techniques, and work all year round to help keep the community safe.

Want to know more? See below

What do lifeguards do?

The role of our lifeguards is to assess beach conditions throughout the day and monitor the safety of all who visit.

On top of their frontline work, they also visit schools and community groups to educate the public about water safety.

Lifeguard hours of operation

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Difference between lifeguards and lifesavers

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Both lifeguards and lifesavers work hard to keep beach visitors safe. Lifeguards are employed by Council whereas lifesavers are volunteers who give their time to patrol beaches, particularly during busy periods.

The easiest way to spot the difference between lifeguards and lifesavers is by their uniform. Lifeguards wear a blue uniform while lifesavers wear red and yellow.

There are four volunteer Surf Life Saving Clubs (SLSC) located in the Waverley LGA:

Lifeguard qualifications

If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard, check out the job criteria here. If you wish to apply, please see Jobs for latest vacancies.

Waverley Council is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all candidates. We strongly encourage applications from women and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Need more information? Contact

Customer Service Centre
Phone: 9083 8000
Email: info@waverley.nsw.gov.au

Beach Wheelchairs booking

Phone: 9083 8400
bondipav@waverley.nsw.gov.au