Waverley Council commences lifeguard recruitment from July – August each year in preparation for the peak beach season. If you’re interested in becoming a lifeguard, please follow Waverley Council’s careers page across these two months to get updates.
As surf beaches, Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte provide a number of unique and varying challenges. Bondi Beach is approximately one kilometre in length and it accommodates up to 50,000 beachgoers on a busy summer’s day. This beach was the location for the beach volleyball competition during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It also the finishing point for the world renowned, annual City-to-Surf footrace. The surf is enjoyed by swimmers, bodysurfers and boardriders of all ages. The promenade and the beachfront are used by walkers, joggers and people out to enjoy our wonderful summer and winter sunshine.
The 30 or more lifeguards are employed as permanent, seasonal or casual employees. These professionals are required to prevent rescues and to respond to lifesaving emergencies as required. Surveillance plays a major part in preventative actions being taken.
Additionally and no less important are the functions of administering first aid, providing public information, advising the public of any local ordinance issues and generally managing any activities on the beaches.
Applicants should have experience in surf lifesaving or professional lifeguarding on open ocean surf beaches in a wide range of conditions. Applicants should also have:
- A current NSW Class 1A Driver’s Licence
- A Workcover accredited Senior First Aid Certificate
- A VETAB accredited Advanced Resuscitation Certificate
- A NSW P.W.C. (Personal Water Craft) Waterways Licence
If you would like to become a lifeguard, send us an email to register your interest.