Governance and Administration

Dixon Park Surf Life Saving Club (DPSLSC) Inc. – ABN 36 248 962 500, is an incorporated association per the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (the Act) and is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC). DPSLSC Inc. (the Club) is a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) and is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).

The Club is affiliated with Hunter Surf Life Saving Inc. (HSLS or the Branch), Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) and Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA). The Club conducts its activities in accordance with SLSA, SLSNSW & HSLS policies and regulations which can be found at Surf Life Saving Australia, SLSNSW & HSLS. The Club’s affiliations and membership of each of these organisations reinforce the club’s commitment to the core values and goals of SLSA.

Key governance documents for the Club are - 

  1. Constitution as of 18th December 2016
  2. By-Laws as of 8th February 2017

Mission Statement

To Save Lives, Create Great Australians and Build Better Communities

Executive Committee for 2023 - 2024

Subject to the Constitution and the Act, the Executive Committee is responsible for the proper management of the business and affairs of the Club.

As a minimum, the Executive Committee will meet the governance standards prescribed by ACNC.

As at 27 August 2023:

Peter Brown

Vice President 
Geoff Padgett (temporary)

Director of Administration & Public Officer
Toni O'Donoghue

Director of Finance 
Paul Murray

Director of Life Saving
Peter Eden / Dean Rowe

Director of Education
Tom Newman

Junior Activities Manager
John Miller

Director of Surf Sports
Peter Wilkinson



Annual Reports (inclusive of Audited Financial Statements)

2022 - 2023



2021 - 2022









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