The Venus Bay Surf Lifesaving Club was established in 1961 and has been patrolling beach #1, rated one of the most dangerous beaches in Victoria, over the last 50 plus years. In that time we have performed over 1,000 rescues, 20,000 preventative actions and over 100,000 volunteer patrol hours.
As a club we take pride in our family friendly and inclusive culture and welcome all new members. Over summer we hold numerous social and fundraising events building a sense of community and raising much need funds for the club.
Our group of dedicated actives patrol beach #1 each weekend and public holidays from late November until Easter Monday. The club is run by volunteers and all of our funds need to be sourced via grants, the generosity of our sponsors, donations or through other means of fundraising.
Without this support we would be unable to provide the vital service to the Venus Bay community.
WINNER: VIC CLUB OF THE YEAR 2016
WINNER: TRAINER OF THE YEAR 2016
WINNER: MERITORIOUS AWARD 2016
WINNER: VIC CLUB OF THE YEAR 2017
WINNER: AUSTRALIAN CLUB OF THE YEAR 2017
WINNER: VIC CLUB OF THE YEAR 2019
2019 Victorian Winners
Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club has been named Club of the Year at Life Saving Victoria’s annual Awards of Excellence.
It is the third time the club has won the coveted Beaurepaire Shield, which recognises outstanding achievements in club development to help provide safer beaches and aquatic environments for the community.
It was one of many awards presented at Life Saving Victoria’s gala event which was held at the Pullman Hotel in Albert Park on Saturday 27 July 2019, and attended by several hundred lifesavers and dignitaries.
The club is now a finalist in this category at Surf Life Saving Australia's National Awards of Excellence on the 9th November at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. Venus Bay previously took out the National Club of the Year in 2017 after winning back to back Club of The Year for Victoria in 2016 and 2017.