Once inhabited by the Gumbaynggirr people, the seaside town of Sawtell was commonly referred to as Bonnie Bonville until the mid-1920s.

Initial attempts to form a Surf Life Saving Club in 1926 were not successful and it was not until 1932 with support from Coffs Harbour Surf Club that Sawtell SLSC was established.

On February 7th 1932, nine members obtained their Bronze Medallions.

Over the following years the Club has at times struggled and at other times thrived but can proudly report “no lives lost” whilst the beach has been patrolled.

To find out further information about how you can become involved in the Club, visit the website or the Facebook page.

SLS Board On Beach

Cap Colours