In early 1980, the Port Douglas Surf Life Saving Club was established by a small group of volunteers. The Club was allocated a small block of State Government land on the foreshore of Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas to start a Surf Life Saving Club.

Fund raising by the local community allowed the construction of a small building to house the rescue equipment and a place to conduct training for members.

The membership in those early years was 6 adult males only. At the present time we have 18 male & 17 female qualified Lifesavers who conduct regular patrols on the beach. In 1990 rapid change took place with the commencement of “Nippers” which is for ages 5 and up. The Club now has over 100 Nippers.