Friday, January 20, 2017


Hey All,

We have had a terrific response to both our Marchers and Volunteers for the 2017 Mardi Gras parade.  For the first time, we have now filled all spots, before the end of January.  Plus we have a list of people ready in case anyone drops out.

Looking forward to seeing you all at our first rehearsal on Monday 12 February down at the Bondi pavilion (not the surf club)

It's all getting close, and is going to be a lot of fun.

Gary and the LWP committee

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Hi all

Registrations for "marchers" in the parade have now closed, but there are still spots for "volunteers"!

So if you have missed out as a "marcher" you can still register as a "volunteer" and assist during the parade as we wind our way up Oxford Street .... hand our water to the "marchers", carry flags, dress in full uniform and walk with our group etc etc ....

Gary and the LWP Committee.

Thursday, December 15, 2016


We are already at our half way mark for registrations for the 2017 Mardi Gras parade.  Over half of our allocated spots have already been takes so you'll have to move fast to get in before we close them off completely.

We have already picked our song, and the routine is being put together as we speak.  It's all coming together for a great season. We are really looking forward to having you on board to share the fun and excitement.  So get in before it's too late.

Registrations can be accessed from the following link using the password LWP2017

Gary and the LWP Committee.

Friday, November 11, 2016

2017 Mardi Gras Parade Registrations now open

The LWP Committee are really excited to open registrations for the 2017 Mardi Gras float capped at 100 participants.  These are expected to be full by Christmas to be fast to register.  Only current and former lifesavers can enrol to march.  The parade is on Saturday 04 March 2017 and you need to be able to make the following rehearsals at the Bondi Pavillion (not Bondi SLSC);

Mon 13 Feb 7.30 - 9.30 High Tide Room (out the back near the amphitheatre)
Wed 15 Feb 7.00 - 9.00 Seagull Room (upstairs)
Mon 20 Feb 7.30 - 9.30 High Tide Room
Wed 22 Feb 7.00 - 9.00 Seagull Room
Mon 27 Feb 7.30 - 9.30 High Tide Room
Wed 01 Mar 7.00 - 9.00 Seagull Room

Be sure to follow us on our social media platforms:
Webpage :
Instagram: lifesavers_with_pride
Twitter: @LWP_2017

And always tag your posts with both the LWP and Aussiebum hashtags to ensure our sponsor gets plenty of good coverage, and continues to support us.

Registrations can be accessed from the following link using the password LWP2017

Gary and the LWP Committee
See you soon, it's going to be fun!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Australian Marriage Equality are putting together a series of commercials and have asked LWP for assistance.  It's a series of relaxed stand-alone scenes that will be compiled together as a montage with background music and a voiceover.  It will be you and your 'family' and the idea is to create a 'vibrant, fun and positive' production.

They are also on the lookout for anyone interested in doing publicity for media appearances, press interviews and social media content about why Marriage Equality is important to them.

Anyone interested, please contact directly Helen Ross-Browne directly on 0478 818 821 or in the next day or two as their timeline is tight.

We'll all be keeping an eye on our screens for faces we know, otherwise see you down at the beaches when it warms up.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

2015/16 VIDEO

Hey All,

Thanks a heap for those who made it to the End of Season bash down at Palms last Thursday night.  It was a lot of fun to see everyone again and watch the excellent video that Mike put together.  Thanks to Mike, and the committee, old and new for their efforts.

Find a copy of the video here.

For those who would like their own copy, please let us know and we'll send them off in the next week or two.

The committee will now lay low for a few months, but feel free to contact us if you have any ideas, thoughts, suggestions, brainwaves or flashes of brilliance before next season kicks off.  We're always happy to take on new ideas and improvements.

Stay warm over the winter and see you next season.

Gary and the committee

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


Hey, we have finalised details for our end of season bash.

Come along to Palms Nightclub, 124 Oxford St, this Thursday from 7.30 where we will have the venue to ourselves, and can watch the parade DVD, have a few drinks, catch up with each other, and generally enjoy good company, plus a few boring formalities.

Those taking Friday off for a very long weekend can then carry on when the venue opens to the public around 9pm.

Can't wait to see you all there.

Gary and the Committee

Wednesday, April 06, 2016


The SBS DeepWater filming has had to be rescheduled again, and is now on Wed 20 April.  I am told it is locked in, although have been told that twice already.  Again, all past and present LWP members, plus their friends are welcome.

Let me know so that I can confirm numbers with the production team.  More info to come when I have it.

Gary and the committee.

Saturday, March 26, 2016



Filming has been rescheduled to Fri 22.  Same details remain Full day from 10am or from 4pm at Bondi Surf Club.  We might head out for a drink afterwards before the long weekend too.

Let me know if you are available

Gary and the committee.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


Hey, as mentioned, SBS are filming a show which includes LWP.  There's a drama and a doco being filmed concurrently, and some footage was taken on parade night with some LWP members heading for stardom.

They now want to film a rehearsal scene which will require us reconvening for a dummy practise.  This will be on Thursday 21 April.  All attendees will be paid, and the day will be catered.  There are a few scenes in the day, involving preparing a parade truck which anyone is welcome to, and then the rehearsal scenes start at 4pm for about four hours.  You can just come to this part if you like.  Bring your branded swimmers.

They'll make up numbers with extra's but it would be good if we could fill it ourselves.  Bring your friends if you like, and volunteers and previous parade entrants are also welcome.  Not sure if we are filming set pieces or they are just filming us do our thing but Bravo will be there to lead the way.

Let me know if you are interested so I can get numbers to them.

See you soon.
The national group of gay and lesbian Australian surf lifesavers and their friends