Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club

Welcome to Port Campbell Surf Life Saving Club!

Members of the P.C.S.L.S.C. patrol the beach at Port Campbell on every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday from mid November until Easter Monday. Every year, some 1400 hours of volunteer time are required from members to provide these patrols. members, leaders and trainers also give more than 1300 hours of their time in either gaining higher qualifications or training other members for these achievements.

The role of the P.C.S.L.S.C. is not limited to "normal" life saving patrol activities (as required by the Surf Life Saving Association). The club also provides a coastal rescue service along 60 kilometres of the Shipwreck coast which faces the Southern Ocean. In the past it has responded to call-outs from East of Johanna to Childers Cove, West of Port Campbell. Port Campbell is the only place a rescue craft can be launched between Apollo Bay and Warrnambool. This service is operationally ready every day of the year-the volunteer members make themselves available for call out 365 days of the year. Services provided have included:

  • Surf rescues at various beaches
  • Rescues from overturned boats
  • Recovery of overturned boats
  • Attending and assisting disabled craft
  • Rescues of skindivers caught in currents
  • Working in co-operation with Port Campbell S.E.S. cliff rescue squad.
  • Providing backup support for the Police rescue squad and Water Police as required for operations in the local area
  • Searches for missing persons
  • Assisting Victorian Police in investigations
  • Assisting Vic Roads in sea cliff base geological survey along the Great Ocean Road
  • Penguin colony counts surveys for national parks
  • Investigation of reported oil slicks
  • Water safety for film shoots and surfing competitions

The Port Campbell Surf Life Saving facilities are the designated Displan Emergency Centre in Port Campbell and have been used in this role on a number of occasions.

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