SurfCom Operator

Operations Support

Use your quick thinking and judgement to save lives as a key part of SLSQ’s Surf Communication Centres (SurfCom), off the beach.

As a SurfCom Operator, you will play a key role behind the scenes, liaising with on-beach lifesavers and coordinating SLSQ’s response to coastal incidents, rescues and major first aid treatments in real time. You will provide an important link to emergency services and will be responsible for liaising directly with police and ambulance officers when required. 

You will also take charge of monitoring activity along Queensland’s expansive coastline using state-of-the-art technology, including GPS tracking and SLSQ’s wide-reaching network of coastal surveillance cameras.


Successful applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age in order to commence training.

In addition, SurfCom operators are required to:

  • be a current financial member of a surf lifesaving club
  • hold a SLSA Bronze Medallion or Radio Operators Certificate and Observers Award.

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