Sign In System Policy

As some may have noticed we have been operating with a sign in system last month at the club in order to meet our Restricted Club Licence.

A restricted club licence in Victoria, Australia, authorizes the supply of alcohol to members and their guests for consumption only on the club premises.

This means if you are a non-member over the age of 18 visiting the 13th Beach Members Lounge during bar operating hours you will need to sign in using any driver’s license.

Failure to comply with the sign in system requirements will mean you will not be able to access our Member’s Lounge or consume any alcohol on our premises.

Any Member who hasn’t received their QR code in their emails please send an email through to

-13th Beach Team

  • 13th Beach Cafe

    Our downstairs cafe is now open Saturday 7:30am - 4pm and Sunday 8:30am - 2:30pm

    Great coffee, house made paninis, snacks and the best views on the coast are available for all to enjoy!


  • Footy Tipping Competiton

    13th Beach is holding a public footy tipping for the community!

    We will have all footy games playing on our TV's from our Members Lounge. Along with drinks and meals available.

    To join in on the fun click the link to register and you will receive an email with our team details on ESPN!

    Click Here to Join! 
  • 13th Beach SLSC Golf Day

    Join us for the inaugural 13th Beach SLSC Red and Yellow Golf Day @ Barwon Heads Golf Club

    Thursday 11th April 1pm shot gun start tee off

    Sponsorship packages and individual places available

    More information and book here 

About Our Club

Since its formation in 1961 the club has patrolled 13th Beach every season. We are a dedicated volunteer organisation, committed to supporting the missions of Life Saving Victoria and Surf Life Saving Australia, to prevent aquatic related injury and death. 

From humble beginnings operating out of a tin shed, the club has progressed to modern facilities we are proud to use today. During this time Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC has been at the forefront of patrolling excellence, having won the State Patrol Efficiency Award on four occasions and the District Patrol Efficiency Award on a regular basis. 

Our Nipper programs are a filled with fun and enthusiasm where we welcome all families and children regardless of prior beach exposure and skill levels. Through our programs children develop self confidence, surf skills and knowledge to keep themselves safe while at the beach while also developing life long friendships. 

As well as our fine patrol record, our members have also had success in the competition area, particularly in the IRB where we have not only won State Titles, but provided members to assist with the important task of running carnivals on a state and national level.

  • Patrol Operations

    Patrolling 13th Beach is our clubs primary responsibility. Volunteer lifesavers patrol weekends from November until April.

    Learn More 
  • Nippers

    The nippers program is a great way for children to get involved in surf education

    Learn More 
  • Competition

    Junior or Senior competitions during summer or winter - there is a carnival for all

    Learn More 


Barwon Heads 13th Beach SLSC warmly welcomes new members in both a general and social capacity.

With a range of roles, activities and social opportunities available, each member is instrumental in the club’s commitment to providing a safe beach for the community. 

From the Nippers program to patrolling members to club visitors, your support through membership is a fundamental foundation of the club.

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