Welcome to Elwood Life Saving Club

The oldest lifesaving club on Port Phillip Bay, Elwood LSC has a rich history of service to the community. The club was established in 1912, quickly becoming an integral part of Elwood’s social fabric and remains so today.

Our volunteer lifesavers watch over around 150,000 beachgoers last season, patrolling Elwood foreshore on weekends and public holidays from late November to April.

Patrollers watch over Elwood beach on weekends and public holidays from November to April.

Qualified volunteers also perform water safety duties at numerous events including the 2XU Triathlon Series and Melbourne Teams Corporate Triathlon.

Elwood’s Nippers program teaches children aged 5-13 vital water safety and surf skills, with sessions usually held from November to February each Sunday.

Around 300 children take part in Elwood LSC’s Nippers program.

The club’s mission is to provide a safe, positive environment for all members where they can develop the knowledge and skills needed to enable them to fulfil their potential and gain enjoyment while supporting the club in providing lifesaving services to users of Elwood beach and the Elwood community.

See our membership and Nippers sections to find out more about being a part of Elwood Life Saving Club. A club for life.