Types of Membership

Membership fees for existing members are open on 1st September, 2020. Membership renewal/application requests should be submitted and paid via your Members Portal (see Renew Your Membership). All members aged 18 and over MUST hold a Working With Children Check (see Working With Children Check).

 

Active Senior (18yrs and over)

Patrolling members 18yrs and older. Must fulfil patrol and Club obligations and gain/hold Surf Bronze Medallion or Senior First Aid as a minimum and hold a current Working with Children Card. Active Senior members are required to complete a minimum of 16 hours per calendar year.

Active Junior (15-18 yrs)

Patrolling members 15-18yrs (referred to as Youth Members). Must fulfil patrol and Club obligations and gain/hold a minimum of Surf Rescue Certificate, preferably a Surf Bronze Medallion. Active Junior members are required to complete a minimum of 16 hours per calendar year.

Cadet Member (13-15 years)

This group is for people aged 13-15yrs (includes U14 Nippers). Upon turning 13 the Surf Rescue Certificate can be attained. Upon turning 15 cadets are able (and encouraged) to complete their Bronze Medallion.

Junior Activity Member (5-13 years)

Nippers is the name given to the Junior Activity Members of the surf club. They are aged 5-13yrs. Nippers begin learning about surf lifesaving and surf awareness and are required to gain the relevant Surf Education Certificate for their age group through the Nipper Program, with the emphasis being on participation and fun, as well as being introduced to competition.

Reserve Active

Reserve Active membership may be granted by the Board to a member who has held a Bronze Medallion and fulfilled patrol and Club obligations for a minimum of seven (7) years and continues to be qualified in an annual proficiency test. Must hold a Working with Children Card. Reserve Active members are required to complete at least 8 hours of patrol per calendar year.

Long Service

Long Service membership may be granted by the Board to a member who has held a Bronze Medallion and completed active service for ten (10) years and continues to be qualified in an annual proficiency test. Must hold a Working with Children Card. Long Service members may need to patrol as required.

Associate

Non-patrolling members of the club – includes nipper parents, not rostered to water safety and spouse or partner of an Active member. Must hold a current Working with Children Card if over 18yrs.

Life Membership

The highest award granted by the Club to a member who has provided exceptional service to the Club. Must hold a current Working With Children Card if over 18yrs and involved in child related activities.

Honorary

Honorary membership may be bestowed upon any person the Board deems fit. Must hold a Working With Children Check. Honorary Members shall be entitled to the use of Association premises and facilities only.

 

An Honorary Member who has been an SLSA Bronze Medallion holder shall have the right to be present, to debate and to vote at General Meetings of the Association.

 

An Honorary Member who has not been an SLSA Bronze Medallion holder shall have the right to be present and to debate at General Meetings, but shall have no voting rights.

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