Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club

Brunswick Heads is a long established fishing village at the mouth of the Brunswick River. It came into existence in the 1850s when cedar cutters began felling timber, using the beach and entrance to load their logs. The river entrance is now trained by two prominent walls that clearly define the northern end of the beach.

Formed in 1935 to safeguard bathers and fishermen, Brunswick SLSC is responsible for patrolling the area from the Belongil Creek mouth in the south to the surf beaches of New Brighton and South Golden Beach to the north on weekends and public holidays from September to April.

Brunswick Surf Club is located 400 metres south of the entrance wall and offers parking, a large park and picnic area – a vehicle and foot bridge across Simpsons Creek provides easy road access to the club. The beach sweeps to the south east toward Byron Bay, terminating after 10.5 km at the mouth of Belongil Creek.

Brunswick Heads is popular with bathers and fishermen, however both have to be wary. The Brunswick river mouth bar is notorious for upending large and small boats, while the surf beach has not only a double bar system dominated by rips, but a prominent rip that runs out against the southern training wall. In addition are strong tidal currents and breaking waves between the training walls.

New Members Welcome

Brunswick SLSC is always looking for new members to help us patrol and we welcome members from other clubs that have moved to the Brunswick Valley. For the youngsters our junior ranks, or JAC, caters for ages 5 years to 14 years.
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Our History


Brunswick Surf Life Saving Club was formed at a meeting on Friday 8th November 1935 from a motion that the public of Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads co-operate to form a Surf Club to patrol the south beach at Brunswick Heads.
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Our Location

South Beach Rd
Brunswick Heads NSW 2483

Our Sponsors

Acknowledgement of Country

We would like to acknowledge the Arakwal people of the Bundjalung Nation who are the Traditional Custodians of this land on which we live, work, and stand on. Arakwal people retain a strong connection to Country; actively caring for flora and fauna and land and waters. We ask that you respect and help look after Country and Culture. We also acknowledge and pay our respect to Elders both past and present and the extended Aboriginal community.

Diversity and Inclusion

Brunswick SLSC is committed to having an inclusive and diverse membership which reflects our community. We are an all-inclusive organisation that protects, educates, prepares and embraces everyone.