Emergency Management Disaster Resilience Scholarships

Eligible volunteers can receive financial support to access accredited vocational and higher education qualifications in emergency and disaster management fields.
They can receive up to $12,000 for completing vocational education and training and up to $25,000 for higher education. Round one scholarship applications will commence on 1 June and close on the 14 July 2017. Further information and guidelines can be found via www.aidr.org.au

Season 2017/18 Training Opportunities

Timed Swim: Largs Bay Swim Centre, Victoria Road – Wednesday 13 September 8pm
Senior First Aid: Required prior to

SRC/Bronze Training & Welcome First Aiders on Patrol

Saturday 2 September: 9am til 5pm at Semaphore Surf Club Book online at: http://e.mybookingmanager.com/E46171136144990 or phone State Centre 8354 6900 to book. If this date does not work please book into a public course with Surf Life Saving SA.

SRC Course/Top Up from SRC to Bronze Only
October school holidays – 29 Sept until 16 October
Likely to be over the 2 weeks with assessment 2 weekends after the holidays but will finalise once confirm availability of trainer. This will be a 4 day course for new SRC’s making it 5 days with First Aid and Top up Bronze participants need to attend 3 days. Those getting Bronze have additional option of adding the ARTC course by attending the dates below.

Bronze Course
Please note that from the start of Patrols there will be 2 set patrols that have First Aid only and SRC Patrol members will be linked with. All Training will occur on these patrols so please ensure that if you or your child wants to undertake SRC or Bronze training that you are linked to one of these patrols. It is important that those aiming for their award attend these sessions to ensure that we can make their journey to SRC or Bronze as fluid as possible.

ARTC: 14 & 15 October: 10am until 5pm – Will be signed in with Patrol including your proficiency – Register interest so that you can be sent link for the workbook which must be completed. Pre-assessment date to be organised. Assessment Monday 30 October – 6:30pm at Semaphore

Proficiencies & ATV Drivers Course
Please note as with this year all proficiencies and ATV Drivers courses will be completed during Patrol Times and that there is an expectation on members that if they are not linked to a Patrol or not able to attend on the date of the proficiency that they attend another set date.

Please email Jennie Charlton instructor@semaphoreslsc.com.au
if interested in undertaking these trainings or have interest in IRB Crew or Driver, Spinal, Pain Management or interested in becoming a Trainer or Assessor and have or would like to gain your Certificate 4 Training and Assessment.

Mental Health First Aid for Clubs- Introductory Offer

Recently SLSSA added Mental Health First Aid to its suite of delivered courses.

The course is designed for participants to learn skills and gain confidence to assist fellow members, the public. family and co-workers experiencing mental health problems. Mental Health First Aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The first aid is given until the appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.

Although there is not a Surf Award attached to this training it gives participants a useful and relevant extension to their current First Aid skills and knowledge.

The 12 hour course is provided by private providers for $250 however SLSSA is pleased to advertise an Introductory offer of $50 for members and $100 for non-members. ( $80 Members / $130 Non- members after July 30) This includes a Mental Health First Aid Manual and certification by Mental Health First Aid Australia.

Course Dates:
8th – 9th July 9am – 3pm each day
15th – 16th July 9am – 3pm each day

Venue: Surf Life Saving SA
2 Barcoo Road

For any queries please contact Gareth Morgan (Gareth.morgan@surflifesavingsa.com.au) or 8354 6900


Welcome on board Chris Main, Ray White Semaphore as a new sponsor with the “Real Estate Rewards” Program

With over 12 years in the Real Estate industry, Chris prides himself on his genuine and transparent approach to selling property. Chris has spent most of his life in the western suburbs and over the years involved himself in many sporting clubs as a volunteer namely Semaphore SLSC, Largs Bay Sailing Club and Port Adelaide District Hockey Club.
Chris is well connected and has a reputation as being honest, reliable and he acts with integrity. He has strong negotiation and communication skills and feels passionate about assisting people with one of the most important decisions in their life – selling their home.  Chris has an extensive knowledge and an innate understanding of the area’s unique property market and has developed and maintains strong long-term relationships with his clients.  How does Real Estate Rewards work?

If a club member is considering selling their property OR knows someone that is considering selling their property, Chris SIMPLY ASKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY to have his name put forward so that he can introduce himself to the prospective sellers (vendors) and offer his services.

Chris can provide an honest obligation free appraisal of the property.  He will provide an unbiased opinion based on experience, up to date area and industry information and past sales of similar properties in the area.   He can also assist the vendor in preparing the property for sale and determine a sales strategy and marketing plan of their home.

Chris can offer very competitive rates on both commission and property marketing.

The club will receive a donation on behalf of the Vendor and Chris Main upon sale and settlement of the vendors’ property.

As an additional complimentary service to club members, Chris is happy to help or provide advice on purchasing a property, buying at auction or any real estate services you require.

For more information give contact Chris.

Sales Specialist

(08) 8242 4777

0417 820 665


Ray White Semaphore
1 Military Rd
Semaphore South South Australia 5019 Australia

4 members announced in Surf Sport Youth Performance Academy Program

The Surf Sport Youth Performance Academy Program has been developed to help develop and grow youth athletes in SA.

The Academy now primarily focuses on Athletes from the following age categories, Under 14, Under 15 and first year Under 17. The content delivered by both Flinders University and Surf Life Saving SA through this process is tailored to the new age groups and we will be encouraging coaches and to participate in the sessions. Surf Life Saving SA are extremely excited to announce the four coaches/mentors that will deliver the ocean/beach sessions and also assist with forming the final structure of the Academy. These Coaches/mentors have been recognised for their ongoing commitment to Surf Sports in SA.

Head Coach Sean McKenzie – Semaphore SLSC
Under 17 – Connor Tunbridge
Under 14 – Teagan Richards
Under 14 – Ella Andrews
Under 14 – Will Larven

We congratulate all our club members on being selected in to the Academy.

Casual RP Badged Bar Position

The club is looking to employ a casual Responsible Person badged bar attendant. If this is you, and you would like to work with the awesome team at the club, send your CV and cover letter to corporate@semaphoreslsc.com.au

IRB Crew Course

What better way to get some good use out of your wetsuit than completing your IRB crew certificate this winter. Neil Bissett will be running a crew course on the weekends in July with the exam early August. People must me current financial members, be at least 15 years of age with their bronze medallion as pre-requisites. Members with their crew certificate will be required to help out on patrol and water cover as required during the season.

An information night will be held at the Club Thursday Night 22nd June at 6pm for all interested parties to formally register , if you are unable to attend but would like to complete this Course please text Neil B 0417-478-512 for further course information.

Senior Competition Training

Senior training has begun for the season and we would love to see all our seniors out, whether you are competitive or just training for fitness.

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
AM             8am


Club (Location will change weekly)


PM 5pm






West Lakes Canoe Club




Adjacent West Lakes Canoe Club



West Lakes Canoe Club


Board training

Tiranna Drive

(the lake)


Club swimming

Largs Bay Swim Centre $4



  • Please meet at kayaking at 4:30 or as close to as possible. Unfortunately, I cannot make this session any later since we will be working in with the kayaking club. More sessions will be introduced ASAP
  • Sunday training will change often depending on weather and availability.
  • If you require a club board please meet at the club at 4:45pm, if you have a board at home please meet at the location at 5:15 ready for a 5:30pm start. If you can not make it to the club at 4:45 but still want to train, please let Sean McKenzie know (0428953000) and a board can be loaded for you.
  • Please be aware some training’s may be cancelled or postponed due to weather.
  • Everyone will be required to be wearing high visibility tops and lights on their boards
  • The most up to date information about location or cancelling of training’s will be posted in the senior competition Facebook group.
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Youth Program is waiting for you!

Love the beach, swimming, surfing or dreamed of being a lifeguard? Surf Lifesaving could just be the sport for you!
If you, or someone you know has a friend or child, who will be between the ages of 13 and 16 as at October 1, and is interested in trying surf lifesaving please get in contact with the Semaphore SLSC via facebook or email Sean McKenzie.
We are a family friendly Club and welcome all newcomers.