Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club is a beloved public asset, having served the community for over 70 years. With the existing clubhouse no longer fit-for-purpose, a new two-storey building was urgently needed.

The new clubhouse aims to foster community relationships, provide a hub of year-round activity and enhance the Club’s reputation as one of the state’s most-effective surf lifesaving bodies. It also aims to provide an exemplar of coastal environmental and socially sustainable development through high-quality design and amenity.

External timber finishes are expressed throughout, creating a domestic ambience that exudes warmth and draws on the surrounding coastal beach house context.

A large public lawn with terraced decking provides a welcoming interface that supports community events, food trucks and training programs.

The clubhouse is designed with civic generosity and a casualness that flows through the building and landscape, providing contemporary club facilities as well as engaging community spaces across both levels.


AIA Victorian Architecture Awards: Public Architecture





Gross Floor Area:

1096 sqm


Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club


PDS Group (Project Manager), Vistek (Structural and Civil Engineer), McKenzie Group (Building Surveyor), Waterman AHW (Mechanical, Hydraulic, Fire Services, ESD), Daly Engineering Team (Electrical Services), Stantec (Fire Engineer), Studio All (Lighting Design), Before Compliance (Universal Access), Slattery (Cost Planners), Pidgeon Ward (Signage/Graphic Design)


Lyons Construction


Tom Hunt-Smith