Our role is to develop techniques that allow us to provide emergency life-saving procedures to injured patients in an extreme, remote environment without the presence of a physician. – Chris Hadfield
Welcome to Tamarama SLSC

Tamarama Beach is located between Bondi and Bronte and is one of Australia’s most dangerous patrolled beaches. It is a tiny, peaceful beach loved by local residents and sun worshippers, most of whom would like to keep this paradise a secret. Surfers, body boarders and swimmers are all regulars on the beach. The surf can be tricky with a decent rip on most days.

The beach is patrolled on summer weekends (October to April) by dedicated teams of volunteer lifesavers who are proud of its safety record. Around 160 active Members participate in patrols as well as support the Club. Members skill base and physical condition are continuously upgraded with training to ensure the beach is safely patrolled. Activities include: IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat), TOSS (Tamarama Ocean Swim Squad), surf ski, and surf boats.

The Clubhouse is situated on the north side of the beach with spectacular views of the surf and down the coast. Loyal Members enjoy the charm of the Club and we encourage you to come and join up. Members of other clubs wishing to join can transfer to Tamarama SLSC.

A Way of Life: a film by Tamarama SLSC

The launch of the film on Thursday 17 July was a wonderful event. Many of our Life Members, along with their family and friends joined Club members and the community for a fantastic night at the Randwick Ritz Cinema. The film is the end product of a project to capture Life Members memories and stories for posterity.

The spirit of community, camaraderie and courage at Tamarama Beach – one of Australia’s most dangerous and loved beaches – is now available on DVD (Blue-Ray pending). Go to our online shop to order your copy.

There is a heap of information including the trailer, t&c’s around hosting a screening, and background to the making of the film at Club Stories. For information on the broader Heritage Project go to AboutUsHeritage.

Clubhouse Upgrade

The Club is very pleased that the Development Application for our clubhouse upgrade has been approved by Waverley Council. Submissions to Council indicated agreement between the community and Tamarama SLSC regarding our wish to preserve the peaceful community feel of our neighbourhood and Clubhouse. Whilst a small number of individuals wondered if the existing building was being retained, most understood that our much loved Clubhouse is being protected in the proposed upgrade. The architects entrusted with this preservation and sensitive upgrade are the internationally awarded Choi Ropiha Fighera Architects.

The Club is seeking Sponsors and Donors as we need to raise over $2million for a complete renovation of the Clubhouse. You can make a donation to our building fund and also buy a “brick” or make any donation online through our shop.

You can assist fundraising for the Club renovations by signing up to the Friends of Tama email list. The more people that sign up, the better chance the Club has of getting government funding for much needed renovations and repairs.

For more information on the project, click here.