The Portsea Surf Life Saving Club was formed in 1949 by a group of local residents to protect the lives of swimmers at the notoriously dangerous Mt. Levy Beach, commonly referred to as the Portsea Back Beach. The beach is part of the Pt. Nepean National Park, which is managed by Parks Victoria. Since 1949 members have been responsible for saving over 5,000 lives on our beach. Since 1949 the Club has assisted over 2,000 young men and women to gain the Surf Life Saving Australia's coveted Bronze Medallion.