The Star Gold Coast serves up craft beer to toast 25-year partnership with SLSQ

To celebrate 25 years in partnership with Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ), The Star Gold Coast is helping raise funds, as well as glasses, by serving up a special craft beer at two of its venues.

From Monday 14 October, ,Gold Coasters can enjoy Nineteen 09 on tap at Harvest Buffet and M&G Café and Bar, with a portion of proceeds from the sale of the coastal ale to go towards supporting volunteer surf lifesavers.

The craft beer, concocted by SLSQ and Newstead Brewing Co. as a fundraising initiative, pays tribute to the first recorded rescue in Queensland in 1909.


The sale of the beverage at The Star also coincides with SLSQ’s major annual fundraising appeal, Support our Savers (SOS) Week, which is on from October 14-20.

The Star Gold Coast Chief Operating Officer Jessica Mellor said she was proud to raise a glass and toast the outstanding 25-year anniversary between the organisations – the property’s longest serving partnership in Queensland.

“For us, it’s a partnership we’re incredibly proud of and we want to keep raising awareness of the crucial work SLSQ carry out both on and off the beach,” she said.

“We are pleased to get behind the existing initiative between SLSQ and Newstead Brewing Co. by purchasing this beer to raise funds and create more awareness for the great work SLSQ do.

“Congratulations to everyone behind this initiative and to SLSQ for continuing to be a cornerstone of our community on the Gold Coast.

“We know the funds will help enable SLSQ to not only fund lifesaving equipment, but deliver services such as vital training for volunteers, as well as increase awareness and education about beach and water safety throughout the Gold Coast community and beyond.”

SLSQ CEO Dave Whimpey said The Star Gold Coast had donated more than half a million dollars over the past 25 years to help protect the lives of countless beachgoers along Queensland’s coast.

“Last year alone, almost 4,000 people were rescued across Queensland’s beaches, including almost 1,000 on the Gold Coast,” Mr Whimpey said.

“Locally, 4,400 volunteer lifesavers from 23 clubs performed over 13,000 first aid treatments and more than 34,000 preventative actions to warn beachgoers of potential risks.

“This work could not be achieved without the help of our supporters, such as The Star Gold Coast, and for this we are extremely grateful.

“I encourage Gold Coast locals to get behind SOS Week by sampling Nineteen 09 at The Star Gold Coast, donating online, or dropping a few coins in the tins of volunteers who will be out and about next week.”

Nineteen 09 will go on sale Monday 14 October at The Star Gold Coast and will be available until Monday 4 November 2019.

To make a donation as part of SLSQ’s SOS Week, visit