Wonderland Art Festival 2023

"Seascapes of the East" 

Throughout Covid-19 and even without a clubhouse at Tamarama, we continue to present WONDERLAND ART FESTIVAL… and this year we celebrate our 4th edition over 5 years.  

OPEN: Free entry across all days from Thursday 9th, Friday 10th & Saturday 11th November - from 7am to 9pm daily.
VENUE: Join over 30 artists at BRONTE SURF CLUB each day of the festival for a drink and some cool tunes (Bar opens from 5pm - 9pm daily)
OPENING NIGHT: Thursday 9th November, from 6pm (Free Entry - All Welcome)


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Notice of Meeting for the 117th Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the 117th Annual General Meeting of the Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club Incorporated will be held at 1400 hours on Sunday 6th August 2023 at Bronte Surf Life Saving Club, Bronte Road, Bronte in the State of New South Wales.

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Tamarama Awards Night on Saturday 1 July 2023

Please join us and bring your friends to this year's Tamarama Awards Night to be held at Bronte Surf Club from 6.00pm. 

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Wonderland Art Festival 2022

Join us at Bronte Surf Club for Wonderland Art Festival!

Please join us in celebrating our ‘Exhibition Opening Night’ at the upcoming 3rd Wonderland Art Festival at Bronte Surf Club. See below for your special invitation and exhibition program - tickets just $10. On the festival program is an exciting FREE ‘Art Auction’… with lots more on offer over three special days from 12th to 14th October, 2022.


Season 2022-23 nominations

Season 2022-23 Club Office Bearer Nominations

President: Matteo Salval
Nominated: Zoe Scott-King. Seconded: Michelle Cowans. Accepted: Yes.

Vice President: Sandra Fox
Nominated: Matteo Salval. Seconded: Zoe Scott-King. Accepted: Yes.

Captain: Richard Hamilton
Nominated: Alex Jang. Seconded: Michelle Cowans. Accepted: Yes.

Secretary: Charlotte Grace
Nominated: Arnaud de La Chaise. Seconded: Albert Gillies. Accepted: Yes.

Treasurer: Thomas Love
Nominated: Michelle Cowans. Seconded: Richard Hamilton. Accepted: Yes.

CTO: Arnaud de La Chaise
Nominated: Albert Gillies. Seconded: Michelle Cowans. Accepted: Yes.

JAD: Jon Hancock
Nominated: Brad Charters. Seconded: Albert Gillies. Accepted: Yes.


116th Annual General Meeting notice

Notice is hereby given that the 116th Annual General Meeting of the Tamarama Surf Life
Saving Club Incorporated will be held at 14:00 hours on Sunday 7th August 2022 at Bronte
Surf Life Saving Club, Bronte Road, Bronte in the State of New South Wales.
This notice has been made available via email and on the Club Website. Tamarama SLSC
respects the environment, and so unnecessary mailed paper notices have ceased.
Nominations for Club Officers and Support Roles are open 18 July 2022 and close 2pm
Sunday 31 July 2022. All nominations must be received by this time via email to
[email protected]. Each nomination must be proposed and seconded by active
members of Tamarama SLSC and be accompanied by the written consent of the candidate.
A complete list of nominees, proposers and seconders will be posted by 6pm on Sunday 31
July 2022 on the Club Website.
This year the Annual Report and Financial Statements will be available via the website at
http://tamaramaslsc.org/theclub/annual-reports/ before the meeting.
We hope to see you at the Annual General Meeting, which is a time for us all to meet and
plan for another successful season together.

Yours Sincerely

Albert Gillies


Building project is well underway

The project to rebuild Tamarama Surf Life Saving Club is well underway. Those that would have walked past would have seen little progress as the project has experienced an enormous amount of rain delays. There have also been a lot of delays as the project team put in a lot of work in carefully demolishing the original building without affecting the iconic façade. 

Now there have been strong foundations built, some asbestos has been carefully removed and there has been a lot of effort put into reinforcing the retaining walls. The building is now ready for the concrete slab for the base of the building which will be poured in the next couple of weeks. 



Celebrating women in surf

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2022 at Tamarama SLSC by Sandra Fox 

Women have always been at Tamarama. From our First Nations women of the Bidjigal and Gadigal People who lived in the area, to colonial women through to modern times, women have been and always will be a big and valuable part of this community.

In its founding year of 1906, Tamarama Surf Lifesaving Club (SLSC) commenced a proud tradition of keeping the public safe in and around the water of our beautiful beach. Women were part of that effort too, they were the wives, sisters, mothers, daughters, friends, aunts, carers, friends and grandmas of the surf lifesavers who supported and enabled their efforts.

Women in Surf Lifesaving

Surf lifesaving began on the beaches of Sydney then spread around the country, first to Western Australia and Queensland then later to the other states. The Royal Life Saving Society, which originated in Britain, placed lifelines on beaches and held classes. Records show that the first ‘Bronze Medallion’ training and qualifications are awarded in 1910 at Bondi and Coogee.

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International Women's Day 2022

Tamarama Surf Lifesaving Club is excited to be hosting the inaugural “Celebration of Women in Surf Day”, taking place on Tamarama Beach, on Sunday 13th March 2022, as part of celebrations for International Women’s Day (IWD). The theme for this year's IWD is #Break the Bias.

For us, the reason to get together is to celebrate women's involvement in Surf Life Saving Australia and highlight female participation at the Tamarama club. This closely aligns with one of the key priorities of our club's strategy which is to increase the number of active female members. We would like to showcase Tamarama SLSC as the inclusive, diverse, welcoming club that we are, and encourage and enable more women to join our club. 


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Welcome to our new Bronzies


We are so thrilled to announce that we now have an amazing 27 new "Bronzies" and Club members joining our ranks! This is an extraordinary number of new members to complete the course in one intake, particularly considering the rough seas that they have been training in. The rest of the Club are really keen to have these fit, skilled lifesavers join our Club. 

We want to thank all of the trainers that supported this season's Bronze Medallion Course which was particularly challenging without a Clubhouse and in the tough conditions. A big shout out to our extraordinary Chief Training Officer, Michelle Cowans and her trusty offsider - Assistant Chief Training Officer, Arnaud de la Chaise. Thanks to the other trainers: Taga Stacey, Jimmy Burnett, Hugh French, David Murphy and particularly Troy Longworth who has returned to the Club after recovering from a long illness. Great work to the  probationary trainers Sid Russell and Oliver Hunt who were great support as well. Thanks also to all of those that helped with water safety, particularly (Uncle) Derek Bagatourian who was there every week of the course supporting his daughter, Lucy who successfully completed the course.

Of these 27 new Bronzies, one third are going straight into IRB Crew training this Saturday which shows how keen this group are. 

Welcome to Tamarama Surf Lifesaving Club Bronzies! We hope you enjoy your first season at our great Club.