South Coast Branch (Queensland) was formed in the summer of 1945-46 mainly as a result of the expanding lifesaving activity in Queensland, but hurried along by a problem existing in the 1930’s and 1940’s in relation to the administrative control of Surf Life Saving in Queensland.

On April 6, 1945, the governing body of Surf Life Saving in Australia, announced the appointment of a committee of top officers, empowering them to make findings on a dispute over boundaries at the time.  One of the final directions of the Committee of Inquiry was that the area controlled by the Point Danger Branch be reduced by fixing its northern boundary at Currumbin Creek (ultimately altered to Tallebudgera Creek) and that the clubs situated north of the creek and Southport be formed into a new Branch.

In the mid seventies, thoughts turned to the branch establishing headquarters – a home of our own.  Behind Mermaid Beach AEME SLSC clubhouse was an old council toilet block that had become redundant because of the inclusion of public toilets in Mermaid’s new clubhouse.  A word with our good friends at the Gold Coast City Council resulted in an arrangement for the old building to be partly demolished and then repaired to our specifications.

The building has served us well and is utilised for office administration, meetings, training courses and occasionally used by other organisations in the locality. Recently renovated offices downstairs now hosts SurfCom headquarters together with the Duty Officers.

Board Members

President George Hill ESM
Deputy President Ian Tannahill
Director of Property & Finance Darren Woodward
Director of Lifesaving Jason Argent
Director of Education Richard Morgan
Director of Surf Sports Dean Love
Director of Junior Activities Vacant
Director of Membership Services Vacant

Life Members

*Denotes deceased

Annual Reports