Surf Lifesaving

Surf lifesaving is a volunteer not-for-profit community-based surf rescue service that operates in the summer months at fixed locations during daylight hours.

You can find your nearest Surf Lifesaving Club in Tasmania here

The Red and Yellow Flags on a beach show safe places to swim, and where surf lifesavers watch people to keep them safe. This is called a patrolled area, and the lifesavers are there to help if you or a family member/friend need assistance in the water.

Patrol Teams

A minimum of four trained volunteer surf lifesavers make up a patrol team and during patrol hours, we can respond to an emergency both on the beach and in the water.

We welcome questions about the beach, estuary or water safety, so feel free to approach our surf lifesavers when you see them on the beach.

We always welcome more volunteers to help patrol our beaches, contact us or click on the link below.

Surf Patrols

Our beach patrols are based at the northern end of Freers Beach, directly in front of the surf club.

We patrol on all weekends and public holidays from the beginning of December until the end of March. For specific dates and times please check our calendar.

During busy holiday periods, we also conduct roving patrols to other nearby beaches and we observe activity in the Rubicon Esturary.

If you are new to Port Sorell or visiting our beaches, the best decision you can make to keep you and your family safe, is to swim between the red and yellow flags.