Junior: Children can join in junior activities or ’nippers’ from the age of 5-14 years. Children must be 5 years of age by the 30th of September in order to join.
Cadet: 15-18 year old members who hold a minimum SRC or Bronze Medallion award.
Active Patrolling: Members over 18 years who hold a minimum SRC or BM award.
Long Service: Long service may be granted to those members who have completed ten years of active service at the discretion of the Management Committee. Long service members are exempt from patrol obligations, but many continue to volunteer for patrols.
Associate: A non-patrolling member over 18 years of age.
Life Member: Life Membership may be granted to members who have rendered distinguished or special services over a long period of time. These are awarded by the Management Committee after a nomination and appraisal process is completed.
Surf Life Saving teaches all members and nippers to apply swim skills to ocean conditions. To ensure the safety of all juniors during water activities SLSQ have developed a Junior Skills Evaluation for each age group.
This includes a pool evaluation prior to inclusion in water activities at the beach, a ‘run-swim-run’ beach evaluation for inclusion in Sunday and training activities, and a ‘competency beach evaluation’ which allows nippers to nominate for club and inter-club carnivals. It is a pre-requisite for all Junior Activities to have an ability to swim.
If you are joining children up to our nipper program, please consult the Nipper Information regarding skills and age awards for pre-requisite swimming requirements.
All Bronze and SRC courses also have a minimum pool skills evaluation that will need to be completed. For more information on completing these courses, see Education.
All parents/guardians and volunteers of our club over the age of 18 years must hold a current ‘Working with Children’ Blue Card. Existing blue cards must also be linked to our organisation. This includes professions such as teachers, nurses and police officers, who are exempt. Forms are available at club ‘sign on’ days or a copy can be requested via email and there is no cost to volunteers.
Members of our Management Committee, Junior Activities Team, Coaches and Patrol Captains are also required to complete ‘Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy’ training at the beginning of each season.
Ready to Join?
We’re very excited to have you onboard and wish all new members a very warm welcome. Joining our club as a member is easy, and can be done via printed form or online.
Please be aware that all nippers (aged 5-14 years) must have at least one parent or guardian join as a member with them. This can be done by creating a family group in the parent’s name and joining all children to that group.
If using a paper form, please fill out a separate form for each member.