Be part of your community Surf Club and make “Our Club Your Club”
Everyone is welcome to join Shoalhaven Heads Surf Life Saving Club. There is something for anyone and at any age at the Heads and it’s a fun way of giving back to your community as a Patrol volunteer, Junior Nipper or club supporter while gaining and sharing skills and making new friendships.
NIPPERS Register your kids 5-13 for Nippers and get them involved learning about beach and ocean safety, surf swim and board skills and surf sports, become a General Member as a parent and join up the whole family! Join as a Cadet life saver 14-17 or adult member 18+ and complete your Bronze Medallion to join our patrol teams as a Life Saver or to do Water Safety as a helper for Nippers. you’ll need to do basic Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC). You can also become a club supporter as an Associate member and help us in other ways off the beach and out of the ocean.
We have a club “parent joins too” policy for Junior Nippers Activities where at least one parent/carer must also register as a club member.
Senior Patrol memberships and registration of trainees for Bronze Medallion 15+ or Surf Rescue Cert 13+ courses can be made at any time throughout the year and we will advise of the date of the next course.
SLSA MEMBER INSURANCES – No member, adult or junior, participating in activities is covered by SLSA insurances until all registration admin requirements are complete and your membership or renewal accepted by the Club Board. This includes the online registration, payment and supplying proof of ID age documents for all members, plus additional criteria for patrolling members.
HOW TO JOIN UP
All membership registrations and payments are done online via the Surf Life Saving Australia/ Surf Life Saving NSW website. Here are the links for this or go direct to sls.com.au/join
Includes adults 17+ New to SLS who have never been a surf club member at any club in Australia.
Joining either as Active patrol member; Bronze Medal /SRC trainee; General Member (a junior’s parent/carer joining under “parent joins too”) or Associate Member for other supporters and volunteers not involved in direct patrolling
Any child or youth member who has never been a surf club member at any club in Australia
Any adult, child or youth who has been a member of Shoalhaven Heads or another surf club in Australia at any time
Each person in your family needs to have an individual membership registration. Families can also select to group all their individual family members under 1 lead parent/carer -select “create family group” for this option. This may avoid receiving multiple member mailing messages. See note re Active Kids voucher*
Please ensure that you complete all details in the online membership agreement including immediate payment via a credit/visa debit card.
- *An Active Kids Voucher can be redeemed direct in the registration portal. Do this before you make any other payments that are due for members not using a voucher.
Please enter registration for each child separately using the child’s ref number as the type of payment. A voucher can only be used for the named child and not for unform.
IMPORTANT-If you are first time club member(s) you will need to provide an official gov proof of age ID document for each member (drivers licence/passport for adults16+) and by birth certificate for juniors 5-15 and have this checked at the club. Do not send any document by email. If requested by the club registrar existing members may be required to update records.
We process all memberships on Thursdays so please get your online rego/renewals in before 1pm. In the busy start of season period, it may take 2 weeks to approve requests, and longer if yours is an inter club transfer to Shoalhaven Heads that requires release by Branch or State. You are not an accepted member until you receive final confirmation of your club membership via email from Shoalhaven Heads. There can be no participation in any SLSC activities until your new membership or annual renewal is accepted by the club. This is a SLSA insurance requirement
Use the SLSNSW IT Support You Tube guide for assistance to renew your existing membership or to sign up as a new member for the first time. There is also a help link from the online form pages
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Surf Life Saving NSW advocates for keeping young people safe in our club and community and has policies in place to protect all volunteers and members. Some club members helping regularly in roles with juniors are required by the Club Executive to register for a Working with Children Check (WWCC) for volunteers in line with Surf Life Saving NSW Safeguarding Children and Office of the Children’s Guardian policies. https://sls.com.au/childsafe/
All MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO UPHOLD THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP AS SIGNED WHEN REGISTRATION IS COMPLETED ONLINE (or as a manual form) & ACT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE STANDARDS & WITH SHOALHAVEN HEADS SLSC INC CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS.