About the Club

Edithvale Life Saving Club was founded in 1919 and occupies the oldest lifesaving clubhouse in Port Phillip Bay. ELSC has a proud history as an active club, performing many rescues, first aid treatments and reuniting parents with their lost children during the patrol season. While the original clubhouse still stands, the club underwent major renovations in 1999 adding the balcony and a more functional radio observation deck. Our members consist of family groups, children, teenagers and adults all with one thing in common, a love of our beach. With a passionate committee and membership group, we are committed to upholding the longstanding tradition of protecting the public on our beach.




ELSC Committee

The committee is made up of club members who occupy a position for a 12 month period. All executive and office bearer positions are made vacant and available to be filled at each AGM, usually held November. Any vacant positions subsequent to the AGM can be filled at any time throughout the year by contacting the club secretary. Your nomination will then be considered by the committee.


Like all not-for-profit organisations, we rely heavily on our members to assist and contribute wherever possible. In short, the club does not exist without members who put their hand up to ensure you can enjoy the facilities and activities offered by the club. If you feel that you may have skills that will assist the club in moving forward, we would welcome your participation. The committee meet every month. If any member wishes to view general club documents they may do so by contacting the secretary secretary@edithvalelsc.com.au to arrange a suitable time.




Committee of management 2021/22


  • President Dianne Montalto
  • Vice president Kerry Bell
  • Secretary Farley Griffin
  • Treasurer Andrew Firmin

Officers of the Committee

  • Club Captain Mikaela Prest
  • Chief Instructor Kerry Bell
  • Communications Manager Amanda Mountain
  • Nipper Manager Bianca Bell
  • Committee Hamish Mountain
  • Committee Derek Witham
  • Committee Steve Horvanatic


Club Positions

  • IRB Captain  Jayden Bell/Tui Griffin
  • Nipper Instructor  Hamish Mountain
  • Patrol Manager   Kerry Bell
  • Social/Fundraising  Emily Bell
  • Merchandising Manager  Emily Bell
  • Membership Manager - Derek Whitham
  • Member Protection Officer   Andrew Firmin/Derek Witham
  • Safeguarding Children Officer  John Nightingale
  • Gear & Equipment Manager   Dianne Montalto
  • Club Photographer  

Please contact the club secretary if you would like details or would like to nominate for any position.