Membership Fees & Categories

JUNIOR ACTIVITIES ‘NIPPERS’ (5-13 YEARS)
Junior Activities focus on participation and fun for kids aged between 5 and 13 years (age for a season is calculated as of midnight September 30 each year).

The program is designed to provide an educational experience in a wide range of subjects and skills within the aquatic environment including surf safety, surfing, board paddling, board rescue, beach activities, basic resuscitation and first aid.

Each age group progresses through a Junior Development Certificate and the program also develops skills in leadership and teamwork.

ACTIVE CADETS (13-15 YEARS)
Cadets are aged between 13 and 15 years calculated on a seasonal basis. Cadet members train to complete the Surf Rescue Certificate (SRC), which is the minimum requirement to become a patrolling surf lifesaver.

Active Cadets are the first line of being an active patrol member and upon gaining this award, cadets will be placed on a beach patrol roster to perform patrols under supervision.

This allows the cadet to receive on-the-job training from experienced patrolling members.

ACTIVE JUNIORS (15 – 17 YEARS)
Active Juniors are those members between the age of 15 and 17 years who hold a Bronze Medallion Certificate II Award.

Active Juniors are involved in all areas of lifesaving and are also required to perform beach patrol duties in accordance with their membership and qualifications.

Members in this category are also able to gain further lifesaving awards to increase their knowledge and skills including Advanced Resuscitation, Inflatable Rescue Boat Drivers and Crewman’s Certificate, Silver Medallion Life Support, Senior First Aid and a Training Officers Certificate.

ACTIVE SENIORS (18+)
Active Seniors are members over the age of 18 who hold the minimum Bronze Medallion Certificate II requirement.

Members are also strongly encouraged to gain additional awards to improve their lifesaving skills and knowledge.

Award Members are members who are proficient holders of one or more of the following awards: Radio Operators, Resuscitation Certificate, Advanced Resuscitation Certificate, First Aid or a Surf Rescue Certificate. Members with these qualifications can assist with patrol operations.

ASSOCIATE
An Associate member may or may not hold any lifesaving awards.

Associate members do not have affiliated club voting rights unless they are elected to an office or club position.

ACTIVE RESERVE
Active Reserve members are members who have completed eight years of voluntary service.
Members at this level perform a minimum number of patrol hours.

LONG SERVICE
A Long Service member is a lifesaver who has completed ten years of active service or eight years of active service plus four years of reserve active service. Members in this category are exempt from all patrol obligations.

LIFE MEMBERSHIP
Life Membership may be granted by clubs and /or branches to members that have rendered distinguished or special services over a period of time. Each club differs in their level of service.

Membership Type FEE 2017/2018 Description
Active Senior 18+ $80 holds Bronze Medallion, currently proficient and a patrol member (over 18 yrs)
Active Junior 15-18yrs $70 holds Bronze Medallion, currently proficient and a patrol member (15-17 yrs)
Cadet 13-15yrs $60 holds Surf Rescue Certificate, currently proficient and a patrol member (13-15 yrs)
Long Service $80 By application after 10 years of patrol service and approved by Management
Active Reserve $80 By application after 8 years of patrol service and approved by Management
Award $80 holds proficient Radio, SRC (over 15 yrs), Resus, ART or FA award and patrols regularly
Associate $95 does not hold proficient awards or is not a patrolling member
Family – 1 Nipper with 1 Active Adult $135 Junior Activity member (5-13 yrs) & Adult holds Bronze Medallion, currently proficient and a patrol member (over 18 yrs)
Family – 1 Nipper with 1 Associate Adult $150 Junior Activity member (5-13 yrs) & adult does not hold proficient awards or is not a patrolling member
Family – 2 Nippers & 2 Adults $200 Junior Activity member (5-13 yrs) & 2 Adults in any of the above categories (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 18 years old living at the same ‘family’ address)
 Family – 3 Nippers & 2 Adults $220 Junior Activity member (5-13 yrs) & 2 Adults in any of the above categories (based on 2 adults and 3 children under 18 years old living at the same ‘family’ address)
 Family – 4 Nippers & 2 Adults $250 Junior Activity member (5-13 yrs) & 2 Adults in any of the above categories (based on 2 adults and 4 children under 18 years old living at the same ‘family’ address)
 Family – 5 Nippers or more & 2 Adults $250 Junior Activity member (5-13 yrs) & 2 Adults in any of the above categories (based on 2 adults and 5 or more children under 18 years old living at the same ‘family’ address)
Surf Sports Levy $75 member of any category of membership who wishes to train with the Club in any training conducted by the Club Coach and/or compete in carnivals for the Club.