Patrol Season runs from mid September through to the start of May.
Memberships for the 2021/2022 season are now being accepted. Existing members have been sent a email reminder to renew their memberships and are encouraged to pay their membership before prices increase at the end of September.
All patrolling members must be financial by their first patrol. New and renewing members are requested to join/renew online via SLSA Online Members Area. This is a simple process for which step-by-step information has been provided below.
There are 4 main parts to joining our club:
- Completing online Membership Form
- Paying your Membership Fee
- Membership approval
- Holding, or applying for, a current/valid Working with Children check, or Blue Card
Sign up through the SLS Members Area
Renew your membership online by visiting your SLS Members Area (also available on mobile phones and tablets).
- If you do not already have one, create a ‘members account’.
- Enter your email address and password where required. Please check your details and update if anything has changed in 12 months, ensuring the Club has an active email address and mobile number.
- Renew and pay your Membership Fee online.
If you need further assistance please refer to the Renewal and Payment instructions, or contact the office Administrator on 5534 2180 (ext 2).
New members joining the Club can sign up using the SLSA Online Members Area. Help is available using the following how to join instructions. Please ensure that you provide an active email address and contact mobile number, crucial information should we need to contact you.
Do you have your ‘Working with Children’ Blue Card?
It is a requirement by SLSA that all patrolling members 18 years or over must hold a current Blue Card – Queensland’s ‘Working with children’ check. If you do not have a current Blue Card, or you need to renew, please use the Blue Card Online Application Portal ensuring you have a QLD Drivers Licence or Customer Reference Number to hand. You can also use the ‘How to’ guide to assist with this process.
ALREADY HAVE A BLUE CARD?
If you already have a Blue Card with another organisation, we are required to link this to SLSQ. You need to complete the Link an Applicant or Cardholder form.
Registered teachers and police officers remain exempt from requiring a Blue Card as part of their professional duties. However, when providing services which fall outside of professional duties, you must now complete a Blue Card Exemption application online and submit it to Blue Card Services.
Working with Children Training Requirements for members
- Child and Youth Risk Management strategies (CYRMS) training
- Child Safe Awareness course
All organisations falling within the scope of the blue card system are required to develop and implement a child and youth risk management strategy (CYRMS) which addresses eight minimum requirements. The SLSQ CYRM Induction Training is required to be undertaken by every member who holds a Blue Card and be updated in line with Blue Card renewal. The training is conducted online and takes approximately 20 minutes.
SLSA are serious about protecting children and youth. A new mandatory online course has been introduced A Child Safe Awareness course has also been introduced which members holding a Blue Card/working with children need to complete. This course is required to be completed before 31 October 2021.
To complete the e-learning, log on to the SLSA Members Area, select ‘e-learning’, select ‘training library’ and then select ‘SLSQ CYRMS’. Once you have finished this course, complete the ‘SLS Child Safe Awareness’ course. If you require help to find the course material, use this completing your Working with Children training guide.
Membership Fees – 2021-2022 Season
In surf lifesaving, we aim to keep our fees to a minimum. We value your time patrolling our beach and we hope that you know your membership enables the club to provide you with year-round access to:
- Breakfast / Lunch on patrol days
- All patrol awards and proficiencies free of charge
- Change rooms and showers
- Equipment (where available)
- Gym facilities
- Training sessions each week
- Supporters Club access with member discounts
Note, if you are a new member signing up prior to joining a Bronze Medallion course, please pay the ‘Active Patrolling member’ fee.
|Individual Membership Fees||Prior to 30 Sep||After 30 Sep|
|U8, U9 & U10||$80||$104|
|U11, U12, U13 & U14||$90||$117|
|Cadet Membership U15 – U17||$70||$91|
|Active Patrolling member 18+||$80||$104|
|Associate Member Nipper Parent||$110||$143|
|Family Membership Fees||Prior to 30 Sep||After 30 Sep|
|Family of 4||$280||$364|
|Family of 5||$300||$390|
|Family of 6||$310||$403|
|Family of must be at least 1 adult but no more than 2 adults plus children.|
|The maximum fee payable will be $310 prior to 30 September|
Participation at carnivals and other events will incur additional fees – an update to the Competitor Policy will be made in July 2021.