Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches

Patrol Uniforms

Minimum Uniform Requirements

The minimum requirements for the national lifesaving patrol uniform are defined as:

  • Patrol shirt – red and yellow DHL shirt as supplied by SLSA.
  • Patrol shorts – red with yellow piping as supplied by SLSA.
  • A red and yellow quartered patrol cap – Available for purchase through SLSA Surf Shop.
  • Swimming costume


Recommended requirements:

The recommended requirements of the uniform are:

NB: Members are strongly encouraged to wear a wide brimmed hat or peak cap over the patrol cap when not performing duties in the water, and a rash shirt when performing duties in the water

Also available:

  • Wide brimmed hat or peaked cap
  • Waterproof Patrol Jackets – available for purchase through SLSA Surf Shop.


How to Order Patrol Uniforms

All Clubs now order their patrol uniforms directly from the SLSA Surf Shop - Each Club is allocated a number of uniforms for each season based on their patrolling membership numbers and bronze medallion awards processed for the preceding season. The Club is then given a credit at the surf shop for the number of uniforms required and sent an email with the details. Clubs can then log on to the shop and order the quantities and sizes they require. These are then delivered to the address that has been supplied to the Surf Shop. Clubs can order uniforms at any time – they do not all need to be ordered at the beginning of the season. If Clubs find they do not have enough uniforms allocated to cover their new awards, please contact SLSA to discuss.

Ordering Process

  • Early in the season Clubs will be notified of their allocation
  • Credit will be in the Club account at the SLSA Surf Shop.
  • Clubs order uniforms as necessary through the SLSA Surf Shop.
  • Uniforms are delivered to the address supplied.