An ordinary cooked snag tenderly embraced by a slice of white bread represents much more than a quick meal in Australia. Food may be an essential human need, but so too is having a sense of belonging. The humble sausage sizzle brings people together and galvanises communities. 

When the odds are stacked against us or our chips are down, more often than not, our neighbours will be there to lend a helping hand, closely followed by a barbecue crew to feed the volunteers. 

The sausage sizzle is also arguably the most quintessentially Australian fundraising method for community organisations and sporting clubs. It’s a tool that’s been used for a century to help fund the very important work of the sun-kissed Aussies who don yellow and red. 

Since the Bundaberg Surf Lifesaving Club’s inception in 1921, the Club’s volunteers and members have been keeping local beaches safe for ten decades. 

To commemorate this milestone the Club held a gala dinner in May and has released a ‘Celebrating Our Centenary’ book, available for purchase through their website. The book looks at the Club’s history and the people who built it from the ground up; patrolling local beaches, running carnivals, surf girl competitions and junior activities.


For more information visit the Bundaberg Surf Lifesaving Club Inc.