ILSAR 2024 - Inverloch Lifesaving Search and Rescue Camp

The Inverloch Lifesaving Search and Rescue Camp (ILSAR) is a unique and comprehensive program designed to provide individuals with relevant lifesaving skills and knowledge, applicable to incidents at Inverloch. After a highly successful debut, we are excited to announce the return of ILSAR in 2024.

Camp Details

Dates: Wednesday, 2nd October to Sunday, 6th October 2024
Location: Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club (ISLSC)
Participants: Limited to a maximum of 20 spaces*
Cost: $250 per candidate (meals will be fully catered)
Applications Close: Sunday 18th August

*Subject to change based on trainer availability

Program Highlights

  • Incident Management: Participants will learn how to effectively manage incidents, ensuring safety and efficiency.
  • Communication: The camp will emphasize the importance of clear and effective communication in all aspects of lifesaving operations.
  • Inter-Agency Operations: Training will include coordination and collaboration with other agencies and parties to handle complex situations.
  • Understanding LSV Structure and Processes: Participants will gain a thorough understanding of Life Saving Victoria’s structure and processes, ensuring they can operate effectively within the organization.


  • Hold a current Bronze Medallion.
  • Have completed 20 Patrol Hours in the most recent season.
  • Hold a current IRB Crew and/or ARTFA Qualification.

Application Process

To apply for a place in the ILSAR Camp 2024, please complete the application form, available via the link below. Successful candidates will be contacted directly. Due to the limited number of spaces, we encourage early applications to secure your spot.

Applications Close Sunday 18th August.


The camp will be held at the Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club clubhouse with candidates sleeping in the club bunkrooms.

If you would like to chat to us about alternative accommodation arrangements please email

Food and Snacks

The camp’s food will be prepared and catered for by Inverloch SLSC. Candidates are welcome to bring any personal food (eg. lollies or snacks) or any other food that may be desired during the week. If you have any dietary requirements please specify them on the camp medical release form to ensure we can cater for your needs.


Inverloch Surf Lifesaving Club values the relationships between peers within the club and through the Bronze Medallion course we hope to foster positive relationships between candidates, encouraging teamwork and support for others. In previous years we have found candidates attending bronze courses form a special bond over the week resulting in long term friendships. As the camp leaders are active patrolling members, candidates also have the opportunity to become familiar with more senior members of Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club.

During the course candidates and leaders are representing Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club and are expected to behave in a manner that supports Inverloch Surf Life Saving Club and Surf Life Saving Australia’s values.

Behaviour expectations – All participants are expected to participate in all activities to the best of their abilities. All participants are expected to show respect, tolerance and inclusion to all fellow participants and course leaders. Participants should expect to be afforded the same treatment from fellow participants and course leaders.

Unacceptable behaviour – Will be addressed immediately, with the participants requested to cease such behaviour. In the event a participant does not comply, or if the behaviour is deemed serious, then parents/guardians will be notified and the participant will be requested to leave the course.

ISLSC has zero tolerance for bullying, harassment and discrimination of any kind. Such behaviour would be deemed seriously unacceptable, parents/guardians will be notified and may result in participants being requested to leave the course.

Mobile Phones – Use of mobile phones outside free time should be kept to a minimum.

Substances – There is a zero tolerance policy for drugs, alcohol and cigarettes. Any individual found with these in their possession will be requested to leave the course.

Contact Information

For more details or any queries, please email Lucy at