For membership purposes, ages are determined at midnight 30 September. Our membership categories are:
Active Senior (18yrs plus): Age 18 or over active surf lifesavers (either are a lifesaver or have decided to train to become one). Members must have a proficient bronze medallion and do patrols.
Active (15 – 18yrs): Active life savers but under 18. Members must have a proficient bronze medallion and do patrols
Cadet (Under 15): These members gain their Surf Rescue Certificate to allow them to become a Cadet Lifesaver and do patrols. They then train to become fully qualified surf lifesavers. There is no need for a parent to register. Members who are Under 14 need to register as Nippers and have a parent registered as well.
Active Reserve: These members have satisfactorily patrolled for over 8 years consecutively, or 10 years (broken) and as such, are only required to do a minimum number of patrols each season.
Long Service: These members have undertaken a total of 10 years satisfactory full patrolling (or 8 years of full patrols and 4 years Reserve Active patrols and are no longer required to do patrols (but are welcome to continue patrolling).
Life Member: A special prestigious category of membership reserved for those who are honoured in recognition of many years of ongoing commitment to the Club. Nominees for this category are discussed and voted on at the Club’s Annual General Meeting
Restriction On Membership
In relation to membership restriction the following shall apply: –
- An non-financial, suspended, excluded or expelled member of a club shall not knowingly apply to join another Affiliated Club nor shall a club knowingly admit, accept or retain in membership any past or present member of any other club who is indebted to in any way, or is currently suspended or expelled from any club.
- A club shall immediately provide the relevant State Centre the names and addresses of members who have had their membership cancelled or suspended and such information, including the period of suspension/cancellation of membership shall be set out in a register provided for that purpose.
- Should a member of more than one club be suspended or expelled by any club they shall not be allowed to compete in competition for any other club of which they are a member or in any other club competition or in any other SLSA competition, while under suspension or expulsion.
- Any dispute/s shall be referred to the relevant State Centre.