Together with six other surf Clubs, Coogee was a Foundation Member of Surf Life Saving Australia. Originally called The Foundation of the Coogee Surf Life Saving Brigade, the club was formed to assist with people getting into difficulty and even drowning at Coogee Beach.
The first squad went into serious training to ensure qualified lifesavers would be available on the beach in the spring of 1907. From humble beginnings where we operated out of a wooden shack, our first Clubhouse was built in 1910 and all members performed patrols on weekends until a roster system was eventually devised.
Coogee has always been at the forefront of Surf Life Saving. The first mass rescue, night surf carnival, major surf carnivals and the development of the resuscitation technique all happened at Coogee. This has created a great sense of camaraderie and loyalty to the Club.
Our Patrolling season starts in September, and goes through to April. We patrol every weekend, and all public holidays. Coogee is also home to the Coogee Island Challenge every November and April, and the Coogee Minnows, our very own Nippers program.
The Coogee SLSC Clubhouse is located at the south end of the beach and offers a real sense of community spirit. Joining the Club offers a great way to meet new people, support the community, keep fit and have fun.
Coogee Beach is also a beautiful spot, and it’s sometimes hard to believe we are only 15 minutes from the hustle and bustle of central Sydney. There are many activities to enjoy in our little slice of paradise. Spot a whale or two during migration season, see a pod of dolphins swim by, or take a stroll on the coastal walk and enjoy an array of popular cafes, restaurants and pubs.
Our Coogee Surf Lifesavers are highly skilled in many areas and are there to ensure your safety at the beach, and if needed, they can apply their lifesaving skills in rescue and assistance.