SurfHouse was officially opened on 18 March 1979. The building is heritage listed.
The space is suited towards social & community activities, for eg: mother's groups, yoga classes, pilates classes, as well as corporate & work meetings, if you feel the need to get out of the hustle & bustle of Wollongong.
We are just on the outskirts of the Wollongong CBD.
At Surf Life Saving Illawarra, we create a safe environment on our beaches and coastline through our Surf Clubs from Helensburgh Stanwell Park to Windang. Our members patrol our beaches, educate and train both new and existing Life Savers and members of the general public. We also train and develop our young members, conduct public safety campaigns and the promote of health and fitness. With over 8,000 members and 17 affiliated surf life saving clubs, Surf Life Saving Illawarra is part of the largest volunteer movement of its kind in Australia. The majority of our services are provided by surf lifesavers who complete surf patrols voluntarily on weekends, and public holidays. We also have a dedicated crew of volunteers who are part of our Support Operations who are an on call 24/7 emergency response team. Surf Life Saving is a not-for-profit movement that exists only through community donations, fundraising and corporate sponsorship. We are an active part of Australian local communities. Our movement prides itself on offering mate ship, education, experience and in doing so gives back to the community. For people young and old, Surf Life Saving inspires a positive and uniquely Australian attitude. Because every member, every club, the entire movement, embraces and promotes a ‘can do’ attitude to life. It protects life, it saves life, it promotes life.