My Beach

Applications are now open for Surf Life Saving Australia’s National Leadership College 2024, taking place from February, 4 – 10, 2024 in Sydney.

The National Leadership College (NLC), for members aged between 20 and 30 years, is an annual leadership and development program recognising young leaders in Surf Life Saving (SLS). Participants come from a variety of clubs, roles, and SLS backgrounds and is an essential step in the SLS Leadership Pathway.

The NLC provides an exciting opportunity for young people within the movement to further develop their leadership skills and continue to positively contribute to the success of SLS. As well as learning new skills and creating opportunities for personal growth, NLC will open new networks with other likeminded passionate members across the country, who are also committed to making a difference within the movement. The NLC is designed to challenge participants intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically. The skills gained are designed to be taken back to clubs and into other areas of the participant’s daily environment, with the aim of contributing to SLS’s mission statement of saving lives, creating great Australians, and building better communities.

Reflecting on her experience, 2023 National Leadership College alum Maddie Walker from Yanchep Surf Life Saving Club, one of three WA representatives, shared:

“𝘕𝘓𝘊 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘴𝘶𝘤𝘩 𝘢 𝘳𝘦𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘷𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧-𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘥 𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘸𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘴𝘬𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘴, 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭 𝘢𝘴 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘵𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘧𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯 𝘚𝘓𝘚 𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘸𝘪𝘥𝘦.”

Once again, SLSWA will be cover the $950 fee participation fee for the successful applicant/s.

For a information on the program details, eligibility, and more, please refer to the SLSA Circular 21.

  • Download the Application form here
  • Download the Multicultural and Indigenous Scholarship form here.

All nominations require state endorsement and must be submitted to SLSWA Member Development Coordinator David Somers by Monday, 13 November 2023.

Read more about last year’s National Leadership College here.