Our History

Club Origins

The Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club was born out of a public meeting held at the Anglesea RSL Hall on 2 January 1952 and in its first season had 30 Active members.

From these fairly humble beginnings Anglesea has grown into one of the nations leading surf life saving clubs, noted for its innovation, its support to the overall development of members both as lifesavers and citizens, and its reputation as a family oriented club.


Along the way it has consistently provided a high level of patrol efficiency on the Anglesea beach and has underpinned this with a strong focus on lifesaving competition with an enviable record of State and Australian Champions and Finalists.

Since the late 1960’s, the Club has also placed a strong emphasis on the Junior Activities area, using this to feed into our member development program and we celebrated 40 years of nippers in 2008/2009. More recently this program has been extended to the development of targeted programs for our Cadet area and the introduction of the Youth Involvement Program, aimed at our 15 to 18 year old members.