Member Recognition

Member recognition is such an important part of our organisation and a way of recognising and thanking our members who put so much effort and time into their roles within each Club.

We value the contribution made to the Branch by our members and there are a range of awards that are available to Clubs to recognise their members.


Rescue of the Month

There are many exceptional rescues and first aids performed over and above normal duties an which showcase an excellence in lifesaving skills and procedures which can go unrecognised.

Rescue of the Month aims to recognise excellence in lifesaving and service delivery.


Meritorious Awards

These are awarded to affiliated clubs or members  for outstanding deeds of bravery performed during lifesaving operations either during or outside of patrol hours.   Members of the public can also be nominated for a meritorious award.



Recognise outstanding team work, rescue skills, rescue management etc by members of the Branch. This recognition award includes rescue or application of lifesaving skills by members in exceptional circumstances on or off the beach.


Service Honours

SNB Clubs are able to nominate members for Life Membership and Service Honours at a Branch level.  Service Honours for SNB include Life Membership, Distinguished Service Outstanding Service, Prominent Service and Community Service.


Awards of Excellence

The culmination of a season’s efforts for all involved from patrolling members, competitors, officials to volunteers doing barbeque and kiosk shifts. SNB annually hosts their Awards of Excellence where awards for outstanding service in Administration, Surf Sports Lifesaving, Education and Member Services area presented.  Winners of Patrol Compliance and Most Outstanding Club are also presented on the night along with Life Membership and Service Honour pins.

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