Our History

From strength to strength

Carlton Park Surf Life Saving Club was officially established in 1975 following the merger of Hobart Carlton and Park Beach Surf Life Saving Clubs. Both Hobart Carlton and Park Beach made significant and colourful contributions to surf life saving in Tasmania, and original members of both Clubs can still be found at Carlton Park today.

Research into the Club’s history was completed for Carlton Park’s 40th anniversary in 2015, and an outline of significant events is provided below. Further details will be added here over time.

Information and photographs relating to the Club’s history can be forwarded to Amanda Mackinnon on 0427 076 802 or amandalmackinnon@bigpond.com

CPSLSC Timeline

1957
January 4

Affiliation of Hobart Carlton SLSC

Affiliation of Hobart Carlton SLSC
1959
December 5

First ever surf carnival held on Carlton Beach

December 5

Affiliation of Park Beach SLSC

Affiliation of Park Beach SLSC
1962
December 5

Interstate carnival held at Carlton Beach on February 25, attracting over 20 000 spectators.

Interstate carnival held at Carlton Beach on February 25, attracting over 20 000 spectators.
1975
December 5

The April 20 amalgamation of Hobart Carlton and Park Beach SLSC’s gives rise to Carlton Park SLSC.

The April 20 amalgamation of Hobart Carlton and Park Beach SLSC’s gives rise to Carlton Park SLSC.
December 5

Purchase of the clubs first Suzuki 4WD to tow the only IRB in the south of the state.

1980
December 5

Carlton Park awarded Premier Club by SLST for 1979/1980 season

December 5

Women welcomed as lifesavers at Carlton Park, in line with the national policy change by SLSA.

Women welcomed as lifesavers at Carlton Park, in line with the national policy change by SLSA.
1982
December 5

Carlton Park awarded First in State Patrol Competition

1983
December 5

Carlton Park awarded Premier Club for 1982/83

December 5

First in State Patrol Competition

1985
December 5

New clubhouse opened

New clubhouse opened
December 5

Carlton Park Junior and Senior Clubs amalgamated

1986
December 5

Carlton Park hosted Tasmanian Championships 1st and 2nd March

1988
December 5

First in State Patrol Competition

1989
December 5

Roof of the clubhouse destroyed by a freak gust of wind on March 10

Roof of the clubhouse destroyed by a freak gust of wind on March 10
1993
December 5

Carlton Park hosted Tasmanian Championships 27th and 28th February

December 5

First in State Champion Patrol and First Aid Competition

December 5

First new surf boat acquired

First new surf boat acquired
1996
December 5

Carlton Park hosted both State Senior Championships and State Junior Championships on consecutive weekends

1999
December 5

Carlton Park first in points score at State Championships

2005
December 5

Introduction of Surfguard – national membership database

2006
December 5

Carlton Park awarded Premier Club for 2005/2006

2007
December 5

Year of the Surf Life Saver

December 5

Clubhouse renovations and improvements completed, including new water tanks.

2008
December 5

Clubhouse renovations and improvements including upgraded toilets, change rooms and new water tanks

December 5

Spirit of the Seahorse annual trophy introduced for juniors

Spirit of the Seahorse annual trophy introduced for juniors
December 5

Carlton Park win Junior State Titles points score

2009
December 5

Carlton Park win Junior State Titles points score

December 5

Introduction of Navy Surf Boat Series (2009/10)

Introduction of Navy Surf Boat Series (2009/10)
2010
December 5

Upgrade of First Aid Room

Upgrade of First Aid Room
2011
December 5

Clubhouse broken into three times (2011/12)

December 5

Inaugural CPSLSC Surf Festival -17 December

2012
December 5

Kitchen upgrade as part of the capital works program

December 5

Carlton Park first in State Lifesaving Championships

December 5

Participation in the Bass Surf Life Saving development camp- VIC

2013
December 5

New IRB purchased with assistance from Westpac Grant

New IRB purchased with assistance from Westpac Grant
New gear trailer, nipper boards and boat oars purchased. Grants enabled purchase of new Commander ATV and a speaker system.
December 5

Demise of the ‘Mavis’ tent at the Junior State Titles in Burnie when wind blew it onto the railway line.

2015
December 5

Opening of new storage facility – 21st March

Opening of new storage facility – 21st March
December 5

20 year anniversary of the Ocean Swim Series

December 5

40th Anniversary of Carlton Park SLSC

2016
December 5

Opening of new beach access at river end of the clubhouse

Opening of new beach access at river end of the clubhouse
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Dodges Ferry, 7173
carltonpark@slst.asn.au

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