11 Palermo Cove Secret Harbour

About SHSLSC

Secret Harbour SLSC (SHSLSC) is the focal point of surf lifesaving activities within the City of Rockingham.

About SHSLSC

Secret Harbour SLSC (SHSLSC) is the focal point of surf lifesaving activities within the City of Rockingham.

Our Vision

To develop surf lifesavers for life.

Our Mission

We save lives, develop great youth and build inclusive communities

Objectives
Maintain high standards of education and vigilance.
Continue our proud record of no lives lost during surf life saving patrols.
Be highly regarded by the local community as a volunteer service provider.
Foster and promote the ideals of healthy lifestyle to our members and the local community.

Our Values

SAFETY
Promote safety as a part of core activities
RESPECT
Respect and value all individuals and the club community
FAMILY
Embrace family values and promote inclusion
UNITY
To operate as a team including effective communication with and involvement of all stakeholders
INTEGRITY
Conduct of self and club affairs according to the highest standards of ethics and behaviour
EXCELLENCE
Strive for excellence in everything we do.

SHSLSC is not-for-profit and is governed by a Board of Management. View our club publications.

What we do

Secret Harbour SLSC (SHSLSC) is the focal point of surf lifesaving activities within the City of Rockingham. Our members are dedicated to ensuring the safety of all beachgoers, spanning 35 kilometres of Rockingham coast with many hazards including sharks, tidal surges, and rips.

Our club has been associated with Surf Life Saving WA since 1998. Due to the club and its committed volunteers, Rockingham’s beaches are patrolled during the busy summer months as an essential service for our community. To prevent fatalities SHSLSC proactively patrols Secret Harbour beach and the Penguin Island (Mersey Point) sandbar where abalone fishing is popular. Each year the club delivers over 6,000 patrol hours with over 300 rescues and 3,000 preventative actions.

  • Beach monitoring, lifesaving and safety patrols
  • Provision of youth-based development programs including nippers and cadets
  • Education and training
  • Surf sports training, competitions, and carnivals
  • Fellowship, leadership, social connectivity, and clubhouse facilities for members

Surf Life Saving Australia National Awards of Excellence

  • 2014 SLSA DHL Club of the Year
  • 2014 DHL Lifesaver of the Year: Rob Bates
  • 2014 Assessor of the Year: Sharee Hart
  • 2017 Official of the year: Carolyn Wilson
  • 2009 National Volunteer of the Year Garry Williams
  • 2021 National Trainer of the Year Garry Williams

Surf Life Saving WA State Awards

  • 2021 Trainer of the Year: Garry Williams
  • 2021 Youth Lifesaver of the Year: Nicholas Graydon
  • 2017 Official of the Year: Carolyn Wilson
  • 2016 Official of the Year: Carolyn Wilson
  • 2015 Patrolling Club of the Year (5th consecutive year)
  • 2015 DHL Volunteer of the Year: Carolyn Wilson
  • 2015 Haywood Shield for Administration Club of the Year
  • 2014 Club of the Year
  • 2014 Patrolling Club of the Year
  • 2014 Lifesaver of the Year: Robert Bates
  • 2014 Assessor of the Year: Sharee Hart
  • 2014 Lifeguard of the Year: Daniel Andrew
  • 2013 DHL Volunteer of the Year: Megan Williams
  • 2013 Assessor of the Year: Garry Hart
  • 2013 Patrolling Club of the Year
  • 2012 Patrolling Club of the Year
  • 2011 Patrolling Club of the Year
  • 2011 Official of the Year: Carolyn Wilson

Our club was originally established as the Warnbro Surf life Saving Club in 1980 with basic equipment but no clubhouse or storage facilities. As membership grew and more equipment was acquired support from Rockingham City Council, club fundraising and parental assistance saw the club establish a small gear shed at Waikiki Beach in 1983.

In the late 1980’s the club relocated to Golden Bay but was not able to establish a clubhouse at Golden Bay. In 1993 the opportunity to relocate to Secret Harbour arose and with the generous support of Secret Harbour Developments, The City of Rockingham, and the Lotteries Commission. Secret Harbour Surf Club opened its new club rooms on 9th December 1994.

For the next 20 years the club grew alongside the Secret Harbour community and the clubhouse infrastructure began to age and become unfit for contemporary needs. Construction of the current multi-million-dollar building commenced in 2015. The new building was completed in 2016 and now provides members with modern and dynamic club rooms to house equipment and technology for beach safety and patrols, general sport and recreation, multi-purpose meeting and function rooms, education and training areas, catering spaces and open-to-the-public gym. The pride of the club is the sundeck, where members meet for refreshments after a busy day on the beach overlooking the magnificent view of Secret Harbour beach.