Our Mission (Our reason for being)

Our mission is to promote beach safety awareness and professional water lifesaving standards and in doing so prevent injury and loss of life on Glenelg beach.

We accomplish our mission through public education, preventative strategies, rescue, junior lifesaving programs, training programs, exchange programs, competition and other means.

Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club will be proactive in embracing a leadership role in the education, preventive and rescue areas so as to provide support to, and be a valued partner to the members, community, families and the Club.

Our Goal 'To provide a safe environment to all beach visitors'

Our Vision (where we want to be in 5 years - our purpose)

Working effectively with the community and members to provide a positive and embracing Club environment for the development and benefit of tomorrow's future.

To be successful in all aspects of our operations including Education, Prevention, Rescue and Competition.

To be financially successful in all areas providing sustainable income streams to support all areas of the Glenelg SLSC.

To achieve our Purpose and Mission, we affirm our values of Integrity, Respect for People, Customer Focus, Community, Innovation, Teamwork, Performance, Leadership, and Quality.


We pride ourselves on the highest ethical standards, and our standards and processes will be of the highest quality.

Respect for People

We value our diversity as a source of strength, and we are proud of Glenelg SLSC's history of treating people with respect and dignity, recognising that all are individuals.

Stakeholder Focus

We are deeply committed to meeting the needs of our customers, being the members, families, community and other supporters (eg government - state, local and federal), and we constantly focus on satisfaction.


We have an active role in making the community in which we operate a better place to live, learn and work, knowing that the opportunities we provide to members and the community has a direct impact.


Innovation is the key to improving and in doing so continues to meet the changing needs of the Glenelg SLSC and community.

Team Work

To be a successful we know we must work together, frequently transcending boundaries to meet the changing needs of all.


We aim for continuous improvement in our performance, measuring results carefully, and ensuring that integrity and respect for people are never compromised.


We believe that leaders empower those around them by sharing knowledge and rewarding outstanding effort. Leadership philosophies are embraced to achieve goals, envisioning what needs to happen and motivating others, resulting in tomorrow’s leaders.


1.        To provide leadership to effectively and cohesively manage the development of policy, resources and personnel pertaining to operations of the Glenelg SLSC.

2.        Provide best practice lifesaving services.

3.        To develop, deliver and maintain best practice in education and training, including coaching and competition.

4.        To ensure financial stability and growth of Glenelg SLSC


Members of the Glenelg Surf Life Saving Club are bound by the Club's Constitution and any overarching SLSSA and SLSA constitution and policies.

THe latest copy including the by-laws can be located here ; GSLSC CONSTITUTION MARCH 2017