Gurmesh Singh MP


Surf Life Saving NSW clubs are set to benefit from more than $5 million to help the upgrade, restoration and construction of facilities, thanks to the NSW Government’s Surf Club Facility Program.

Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the NSW Government is investing in our coastal communities to ensure local clubs boast modern facilities to keep the community safe at the beach.

“The Coffs Coast has some of the most beautiful and popular beaches in the country and ensuring volunteers have safe, accessible and secure facilities to protect both visitors and locals is a top priority,” Mr Singh said.

“Whether you’re going to the beach to have a swim, surf or participate in nippers, our local surf clubs are the hub of our communities and our lifesavers are the unsung heroes, protecting swimmers in and out of the water.”

Minister for Sport Alister Henskens said rain, hail or shine, our volunteer surf lifesavers never waver in their commitment to protecting the community and ensuring safety at our beaches.

“This funding will ensure that from Tathra to Tweed Heads, surf clubs along the NSW coast can continue to deliver a world-class service while promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for their communities,” Mr Henskens said.

Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience Steph Cooke said SLSNSW clubs can each apply for up to $650,000 through the NSW Government program.

This funding will make sure our wonderful volunteers have the facilities they need to continue the critical work they do in protecting beachgoers,” Ms Cooke said.

SLSNSW President George Shales said ensuring volunteers have safe, accessible and secure facilities is a priority.

Applications are open until 1 November, 2022. For more information and to apply, visit: