How To Join
Membership is open to everyone from ages 5 and upwards. Children aged 5 & 6 are able to join only if they have an older sibling in the club or parents/guardians who sign up as associate members and help out on Sunday mornings.
To be an active lifesaving member of the club, you need to:
- Pay an annual membership fee;
- Complete and sign the membership form (members transferring from Queensland will also need to complete a transfer form);
- Complete an annual proficiency test/pool proficiency; and
- Do minimum patrol requirements.
Members must be financial in order to patrol, compete or attend club activities. This is a compulsory requirement, which covers legal and insurance policies. New members may join at any time during the season and if joining after 1st February, pay half the annual membership fee.
Membership fees are due on the 1st July and must be paid by 31st October. Renewal forms are sent out in July each year. Members who are not financial shall not be eligible to participate in Club, Inter-Club or State Championship Competitions and shall not enjoy the privileges of the club.
Members aged 5 – 13 are known as Junior Activity Members and the emphasis is on having fun whilst learning about safety in the water and on the beach.
Members aged 13 & 14 learn basic rescue skills and are awarded a Surf Rescue Certificate.
Members aged 15 & over are instructed in their Bronze Medallion and must also complete a 400 metre pool swim in 9 minutes or less. Members must also perform an annual proficiency check after they obtain their Bronze Medallion.
Membership application forms for new members can be downloaded below. Please complete and take to the club with your payment. The club accepts cash, cheque, credit card and eftpos payments. We suggest you check with the club first as some Junior age groups fill up quickly.
Renewal forms for existing members are sent out in July each year. The forms must be returned to the club with payment. Fees and how payment can be made to the club can be downloaded below.
Members transferring from Queensland will also need to complete a transfer form which may be downloaded below.
The office is open during the week or on Sundays during the surf season.
|Family (1 or 2 adults & dependant children aged 5-19)||$360|
|Minnows (5-6 years) and Nippers (7-13 years)||$100|
|Under 17 & Under 19||$130|
|Active Senior, Award||$200|
|Active Reserve, Long Service||$200|
|Senior Long Service (LS members aged 60 or more)||$110|
|Other fees include;|
|Surf Rescue Certificate Course||$50|
|Lost fob key replacement||$15|
Active & Active Under 19 members who have been accepted as members subject to qualifying for their Bronze Medallion.
Junior Activities Member
Members between the ages of 5 & 13 years.
Active Under 15 Members (Cadet)
Members aged 13 & 14 years of age as at 30th September each year. They are eligible for the Surf Rescue Certificate.
Active Under 17 Member
Members who are between the ages of 15 and 16 years as at 30th September each year. They are eligible eligible to gain their Surf Life Saving Bronze Medallion. They will then be rostered for Patrol Duty.
Active Under 19 Member
Members who are between the ages of 17 and 19 years as at 30th September each year. They are eligible to pass the Bronze Medallion Award and will be rostered for Patrol Duty.
A member who holds a Bronze Medallion and completes full patrol and club duties. They must complete an Annual Proficiency Test unless they obtained their Bronze Medallion during the season.
Active Reserve Members
Members who have completed 10 years satisfactory service since obtaining their Bronze Medallion. They shall be rostered for Patrol Duty as required by the Competition Committee.
Long Service Members
Members who have completed 4 years satisfactory service as an Active Reserve member or members who have completed 12 years satisfactory service since obtaining their Bronze Medallion. Eligible members must apply to the Club for Long Service membership. Long Service members are exempt from all patrol obligations.
Senior Long Service Members
Long Service Members who have reached the age of 60 on 1st October.
Granted to members who hold a Surf Life Saving Australia award.
Active members of at least 12 month standing who are absent from the metropolitan area for at least 6 months of the year, 3 months of which must be between 1st October and 31st March each year. Members residing in the country can apply for Country membership but must be a Bronze Medallion holder.
An associate member may take part in all club social activities and has access to the changerooms.
Members who have completed 12 years of outstanding service to the Club.
The Management Committee may select suitable Honorary members for such period as they see fit. They shall be entitled to all Club privileges as determined by the management Committee but shall not be eligible to be elected to office.