Devonport Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1927. Devonport became the first officially recognised Tasmanian Surf Club when it affiliated with the national controlling body in Sydney during 1929. In 1930 the Devonport, Burnie and Ulverstone Clubs formed the Tasmanian Branch of the Surf Life Saving Association of Australia. The first interclub carnival was held at the Devonport Bluff on 15th February 1930.
The Devonport Surf Life Saving Club is located at Bluff Beach, a beautiful spot nestled between the Mersey Bluff headland and the mouth of the Mersey River at Devonport on Tasmania's North West Coast. "The Bluff" as it is known to locals, has always been an iconic family gathering point for swimming, sunbathing, picnics in the park, and Surf Life Saving.
The Bluff Precinct is a significant part of the Devonport landscape with playgrounds, covered BBQ facilities, walking paths, a public plaza and plenty of free parking, it makes for a great gathering point for people of all ages to relax and while the time away.
At the heart of the Bluff Precinct stands architecturally designed complex that houses Drift Cafe, Mrs Jones Restaurant and Lounge Bar, and of course the Surf Club. Established in 1927, we have been providing patrols during weekends and public holidays between 1st December and 31st March each year since. We always welcome new membership enquiries, there is a role for everyone in Surf Life Saving.