Cairns Surf Life Saving Club Welcome to our family club, scroll down to see more...


Contact Details

  • (07) 4059 1263
  • surf.admin@cairnssurfclub.com.au
  • 135 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove QLD 4879
  • http://www.cairnslifesaving.org.au/life-saving/
  • Club News is available through the handbook, newsletter, noticeboard, social media & website

Meet our Committee

Club President - Col Sparkes
Deputy President - Rob Paterson / Fundraising - Tania Paterson
Club Secretary - Fiona Grant / Club Training Officer - Annabel Grant
Treasurer - Brian Heggie with Sue
Club Captain - Max Rivett
Director of Surf Sports - Alex Rogers
Youth Development Officer - Zara Chauvin-Hartmann
Junior Activity Coordinator - Tiera Mikuzis

Meet our Club

Club Administrator - Jill Boltz
Safety Officer & Water Safety Officer - Fran MacFarlane
Gear & Equipment Officer - Paul Stevens; Junior Team Manager - Asha Stevens; Zara & Bayley Stevens
Club Photographs - Tina Stevens & Sonia Lukin
Grievance Officer - Ed Lukin
Senior Coach - Al Yeabsley
Green Caps Age Manager - Adam Saitta
Green Caps Age Manager - Tamra Johnston
U8 Age Manager -Alisha Davy
U9 Age Managers - Asha Stevens & Tia Rivett
U10 Age Manager - Paul Mead
U11 Age Managers - Ash Wilkinson & Laurie Green (Coach)
U12 Age Manager - Scott Pearson
U13 Age Manager - Max Rivett
U14 Age Manager - Ed Lukin
U14 Age Manager & First Aid Officer - Mark Colbridge
U15 Age Manager - John Menzies

Gear & Equipment shed

The Beach Patrol Hut
Patrol Gear on the beach - a rescue board; a rescue tube, fins, bottles of vinegar, a yellow flag
The Beach Report Signs will give you important information about the condition of the beach, water and weather
Side by Side Vehicle (SSV)
Patrol & Lifguard equipment includes a Surf ski, Life jacket, Helmet, Spinal Board, Rescue Tube, Rescue Board, SSV, IRB, First Aid equipment.

Surf Sports

Surf Sports events are held throughout the season, including Carnivals & Clinics

Accredited Coaching & Official Courses are available for parents. At carnivals a club must have 1 Official for every 8 competitors.

At Carnivals we need parents to help with tents & equipment

Water safety standards include:

  • 1 officer to 5 children (1:5 ratio)
  • High visibility rash shirts and caps
  • Risk assessments documented
  • One water safety personnel for every 10 competitors at a carnival

Family Participation


Overall, our Junior Activities Program aims to build:

  • Life Skills - from surf skills in the water to resuscitation and basic first aid.
  • Lifesaving knowledge - surf awareness, sun and beach safety, ecosurf, flags & signals
  • Friends for Life
  • Career Opportunities
  • Family Connections
  • Confidence
  • Future Lifesavers
  • Fitness

Family involvement in sport builds families as well as communities. Active parents provide positive role models for children for engaging in sport and for maintaining lifelong activity.

On average, it takes over 50 people to run a Junior Activities program of 200 junior members. Involvement can provide you with fitness, new skills development and new interesting experiences.

We would love you to engage and will send you our Family Participation form to fill in, here are some of the areas where parents can get on board:

  • Helping with the BBQ / Canteen
  • Assisting with Club Fundraising or raffles
  • Assisting with Nipper activities beach set up/pack up
  • Gear and Equipment Maintenance
  • Education or Training of Members
  • Being an official at carnivals
  • Being a coach assisting with training
  • Assisting with Water Safety at the club
  • Being an Age Manager
  • Completing my Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate and Patrol
  • Completing my Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate and assist with Water Safety at the club
  • Completing other Awards and Patrol
  • Youth Activities or Development
  • Being a member of the Junior Activities Committee
  • Becoming a member of the Club Management Committee

Surf Life Saving offers exciting pathways for juniors and adults - enjoy exploring our pathways website:

Cairns Surf Life Saving club is one of five clubs that are part of our North Queensland Branch, the most Northern Branch of Surf Life Saving Queensland.

  • Surf Life Saving in Queensland is made up of 58 surf clubs from Rainbow Bay to Port Douglas
  • 6 Branches - Point Danger, South Coast, Sunshine Coast, Wide Bay Capricorn, North Barrier and North Queensland

Queries or Concerns

  • In the first instance, speak with your child’s Age Manager
  • Depending on your query, you may like to speak to the JAC
  • Depending on your query, you may like to speak to the JAC
  • Your query may be referred to a member of the club’s Management Committee i.e. training query to Chief Training Officer
  • Ultimately, there will be someone in the club who can help:
  • Club Administrator – Jill Boltz
  • JAC – Tiera Mikuzis
  • CTO – Annabel Grant
  • President – Col Sparkes
  • Grievance Officer – Ed Lukin
  • Secretary – Fiona Grant
Created By
Surf Life Saving North Queensland