Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches

Special Events

Special events are events that do not comply 100% with the surf sports manual and/ or are open to members who are not current members of SLSA. These events may include ocean swims, ski races, surfing exhibitions and much more.

Special events are not automatically covered by SLSA insurance and extra cover must be applied for through SLSNSW. A Special event application form must be filled in and returned to the branch office for approval. Pending the level of involvement from the club for each special event, other documentation may be required such as;

  • Council approval to use the beach/ reserve
  • Aquatic license from NSW Maritime
  • Public Liability Insurance from event organiser
  • Risk Assessment/ Management plan

All the relevant documents and application forms are available from the special events menu on the right of this page.

If your club is running the entire event please ensure that all paperwork is sent to the Branch Office together rather than in batches to avoid any confusion. The paperwork required for such an event is; The special event form, an aquatic license (if using the water), council approval, risk assessment and a map of the course/ event.

If you have any questions on how to run a special event or the requirements to conduct such an event please contact