Palm Beach

If the Gold Coast had a middle child it would possibly be Palm Beach, nestled between Tallebudgera Creek on one side and Currumbin Creek on the other. But don’t for one minute think this destination is dull. Similar to its Florida namesake – which was named America’s best place to live in 2013 – Australia’s Palm Beach has thrice been crowned Queensland’s cleanest beach. In another US link, borrowing from New York in this instance, Palm Beach’s avenues are also numbered, in this case from first to twenty-eighth, making navigating this corner of the coast a cinch.

Reference: Destination Gold Coast


If you squint into the sunshine and cast your mind back a little over a century ago, you can almost picture the Southport of old; one of the Gold Coast’s earliest and most fashionable seaside destinations.

This area has a rich and romantic history, which in the 1890s, attracted the well-heeled for its sideshow theatres and pier. Now the bustling CBD for the Gold Coast, Southport’s eclectic appeal still remains. Just north of Surfers Paradise, this business, shopping, dining and residential hub overlooks the dazzling Broadwater and Southport Spit, mixing a touch of city spice with natural beauty.

Reference: Destination Gold Coast

We will be holding our final Aquafutures conference at the Palm Beach Currumbin Sports Club. Palm Beach Currumbin Sports Club is proud to support the local community. They have a great location on the banks of the beautiful Currumbin Creek and over looking Salk Oval.

Aquafutures 2021 Conference four will start on Thursday 2 September and registration will be open from 8am with the first session discussing First Response following an incident which will start at 9am. The first day will end at 2pm approx. when you will be able to join us at our networking function at the Tugun Bowls & Community Club.

The second day will start on Friday 3 September at 9am with an official opening and a key note speaker, with lunch starting at 12pm and wrapping up at 3:30pm with pre-dinner drinks and networking and dinner starting at 7pm.

Day 1

8:00am Registration Opens

9:00am First Response following an incident

9:45am Chemicals and their proper storage – Les Mole

10:30am Queensland Health Guidelines – Daniel Field

11:15am Cert IV Swimming Pool & Spa (CPP41319) Qualification – Les Mole

12:00pm Day 1 Conference Finished

2:00pm Network Function Tugun Bowls & Community Club

Day 2

9:00am Official Opening and Key Note Speaker – Jess Thackeray Autism Swim Australia

10:00am Robust Risk Management in Aquatic Facilities – RJ Houston

10:45am Mid-Morning Break

11:00am Aquatic Facility Safety Inspections – RJ Houston

11:30am Coronial Investigation – Deputy State Coroner Bentley

12:00pm Lunch Break/ Trade Show

1:30pm New Lifeguard Competencies – Paul Barry

2:45pm Pathway to water safety – Nikki Thornhill

3:00pm Understanding the workforce

3:30pm Bystander Rescue the “D” in DRSABCD – Em. Prof John Pearn

4:00pm Conference closing address

6:00pm Pre-Dinner Drinks/ Networking

7:00pm Dinner

Conference Program, Sessions, Time(s) and Speakers are subject to change

We will be holding our new Swim Teacher in Water Safety, along with our First Aid and pool Lifeguard Update course at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport.

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre (GCAC) is a world-class swimming and aquatic venue located in the Gold Coast’s stunning Broadwater Parklands. A star performer during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, GCAC was the venue for the swimming and diving events.

Our courses will be held over 2 days, starting on Saturday 4 September and ending Sunday 5 September 2021.

Saturday 4 September 2021
First Aid: 9am – 5pm
Swim Teacher: 9am – 5pm

Sunday 5 September 2021
Pool Lifeguard Update: 8am – 4pm
Swim Teacher: 8am – 4pm

Please be aware if you enrol in to do the Swim Teacher course you will be unable to enrol into the First Aid and Pool Lifeguard Update and vies versa.

We do have a special offer for anyone who registers to attend the conference will also get 40% off full RRP.

  • First Aid – Full RRP $120.00, when registered for the conference it comes down to $72.00
  • Pool Lifeguard Update – Full RRP $140.00, when registered for the conference it comes down to $84.00
  • Swim Teacher in Water Safety – Full RRP $360.00, when registered for the conference it comes down to $216.00