About the Club

The Bilgola Surf Life Saving Club was formed in the summer of 1949 when a small band of locals commenced patrols on Bilgola Beach. In 2019 the Bilgola SLSC celebrated 70 years of service to the local community.  Bilgola Beach is nestled in between Avalon and Newport Beach in the picturesque region of Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Our volunteers are committed to keeping the beach safe and serving our community.  We patrol Bilgola beach on weekends and public holidays during the Patrol season, which starts in September and goes through to late April.

Every summer, Bilgola is home to several major surf sports events, including the Billy Swim and the Bilgola Boat Carnival.  We have a thriving nippers community and a genuine family friendly atmosphere.


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Bilgola Patrol | Bilgola SLSC
BIlgola Boat Carnival Patrol | Bilgola SLSC

The Clubhouse

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Bilgola SLSC Clubhouse | Bilgola SLSC

 The Bilgola SLSC clubhouse is a the focal point for our club and local SLSC community.  The facilities include new and upgraded toilets and showers, a gymnasium, BBQ areas and glazed undercover areas.  It has a spacious hall and bar area for club training, meetings and private functions,  as well as junior clubrooms and storage for our lifesaving and competition equipment.  The clubhouse has a fulltime  caretaker onsite.

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Office Hours

The Club office is located at the ramp on the side of the building nearest the carpark.  The office is staffed by Anna, our Club Coordinator, during these hours:

Monday: 9am -3pm

Friday: 9am – 3pm

*Excludes public holidays

Club Executive Team 2020 - 2021

Club President
Club Captain
Peter Fenley
Adrian Wegryzn
Administration Officer
Club Media
Ian Macdonald
Romilly Madew
Club Operations
Club Finance
Mark Parsons
Tracey Rock

Management Committee 2020 - 2021

Juniors Officer
Training Officer
Michael O’Sullivan
Jonathan Papworth
Peter Fenley
Surfboat & Competition
Facilities Officer
SRC and Cadet Officer
Mark Parsons
Mark Hooley
Rob Farr
Member Protection Officer
Licensee and Functions
Membership Officer
Rob Farr
Jean Walsh
Claire Reading

Member Contacts

Club Coordinator
Clubhouse Caretaker
Juniors Secretary
Anna Zilioli
Zac Cracknell
Georgia Gough
Juniors Activities
Surfboats & Competition
SRC and Cadet Officer
Andrew Gough
Mark Parsons
Rob Farr
Licensee and Functions
Facilities Officer
Disability Services
Jean Walsh
Mark Hooley
Club Coordinator
Board & Ski Officer
IRB Officer
Andrew Gough
David Madew
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Emergency / After Hours Contact


Emergencies (Life Threatening)

In case of a life threatening emergency, call 000 and they will be able to mobilise the appropriate emergency services including Surf Life Saving NSW, whether we are on the beach or not:

Phone: 000

Surf Emergencies

Where a surf incident occurs at an unpatrolled location/time:

Phone:  137 873 (13SURF)

After Hours Contact

Bilgola SLSC Clubhouse Caretaker: 

Phone: 0420 227 884