Supporting Local Surf Clubs

Port Waratah is very proud of our long-running partnership with Newcastle Surf Life Saving Club, which has provided $180,000 to the club over the last six years.

This partnership assisted in volunteers delivering over 22,638 patrolling hours, undertaking 9,276 preventative actions and 180 rescues.

Newcastle Beach is consistently visited by over 30,000 people per year during lifesaving hours, enjoying beach activities under the watchful eye of 160 patrolling members across seven patrols.

Newcastle Surf Club is also an important team member of the SLS 24 hour rapid response team, conducting rescues in time-critical life and death situations in aquatic environments. Contributions to this regional team include two members being fully trained in night time inflatable rescue boat operations.

Over the past three seasons the nippers programme has grown dramatically – now reaching 180 nippers from five to 15 years old. The nippers program educates children about the benefits of servicing the community in an activity that teaches life skills that can benefit not only themselves but others.

The value that this partnership has consistently delivered to the members of the clubs and the local community has encouraged Port Waratah to pursue partnerships with each of the six Newcastle Clubs – from Stockton to Merewether.