Trigg Beach is patrolled by the club during the peak beach use season. Members are rostered to attend either an AM or PM patrol period. The patrol roster times are:

AM – 9am – 12.30pm
PM – 12.30pm – 4pm
November and March
AM – 9am – 1pm
PM – 1pm – 5pm
December, January, February
AM – 8.30am – 1pm
PM – 1pm – 5.30pm

Additional Details

Patrol Teams

Patrol Teams consist of a leadership group of 6 members: A Captain, at least one Vice Captain, ART-AID, IRB Driver, IRB Crew & and a nominated Bronze Medallion holder, plus a number of other Bronze Medallion holders (or higher) and Surf Rescue Certificate holders. There are 17 Patrol teams plus 1 Carnival patrol (Campbell Patrol). In 2018-2019 13 teams will do 6 patrols, while the remaining 4 will do 7 Patrols. Campbell Patrol has 6 Patrols this year.

Patrol Roster

Each Patrol Team captain has had the opportunity to select a roster that suits their team. Each Patrol Team patrols on a mix of public holiday weekends, and AM/PM and Saturday/Sunday patrols.

Qualified members are required to Patrol

If you have not been already allocated to one of the teams, and are an SRC or Bronze Medallion holder (or higher award), then you must contact the Patrol Officer at to be allocated to a team. The Patrol teams and the Patrol Roster are listed on the club website.

Individual Patrol Agreements

For an IPA, contact the Director of Lifesaving and Education at However, these are reserved for emergency services, or long serving personnel due to the maintenance time required.

No Shows, Down Hours and Competing

You cannot compete for TISLSC if you have Default hours on your patrol record OR have not completed the minimum of 16 hours by 31 December 2018 (Down Hours). You can obtain extra Patrol hours by doing Voluntary patrols, Juniors water safety and Substitute patrol.

Substitutes (Proxies)

If you think that you may miss a patrol you must organise a substitute with like for like awards BEFORE the patrol. If your substitute does not show up, they will have those patrols hours recorded as Default hours.

Make Up Patrols

There are two ways to remove Default hours from your patrol record.

  1. Have already done a Substitute Patrol on a date prior to the Default, or
  2. Do an afternoon “Make Up” patrol after the Default.

Morning Make Up Patrols do not remove Default hours – hours gained will be listed as “Voluntary”

Members cannot participate in more than one patrol per day