Who we are:

  • The Gove Peninsula Surf Lifesaving Club is a dedicated bunch of trained volunteers performing life-saving services on East Arnhem Land beaches.
  • Men, Women, Junior members protect the wider community through patrols at scenic local beaches.
  • Patrolling members are passionate about community service and Surf Life Saving, they are committed to keeping East Arnhem Land beaches safe.
  • A Nipper (ages) programme trains up the youth of the region to be our up and coming heroes.

What we do:

  • Each season, members are trained to be proficient in beach safety, rescues and resuscitation.
  • The GPSLSC Lifesavers are equipped with a rescue devices, including rescue tubes, boards, inflatable rescue boats (IRBs), and rescue water craft (RWC).
  • Surf Life Saving Australia is one of the biggest volunteer organisations.

Where we are:

  • The Gove Peninsula Surf Lifesaving Club is located in North East Arnhem Land in the town of Nhulunbuy
  • The GPSLSC home beach is Gadalathami (Nhulunbuy Town Beach). Special patrols are held at Middle Beach and Baringura / Little Bondi
  • Yolngu (Aboriginal people of Northeast Arnhem Land) are the traditional owners of lands consisting of approximately 101,000ha. The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act of 1976 recognises Yolngu as the owners of this land under Australian law.


  • Our beaches can be hazardous.  Entering the water is at your own risk.  The GPSLSC takes all reasonable precautions to keep people safe when at the beach.  Our main hazards are the surf, stingers (Irukandji), crocodiles, buffalo, exposure.  These hazards can be compounded by the remoteness of some of the locations that are patrolled