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Club Membership, Membership categories and Annual Fees

Members need to fit into one of the following membership categories to join South Maroubra Surf Club. 

Below are the annual fees for each Membership category for the 2017-2018 season.

Nipper Membership (5 to 13 yrs) 1st Child $120
  2nd Child $100
  3rd Child $80
Active Cadet (13-15 yrs)   $60
Active Junior (15 - 18 yrs)   $60
Active Senior (18+ yrs)   $60
Active Reserve (10+ yrs Patrol Service)   $60
10 Years of patrol service    
Long Service (15+ yrs Patrol Service   $60
Award (holder of proficient SLSA Award)   $60
Associates (30 yrs & Over)   $100
General (Nipper Parent/Dolphin)   $35
Gym Membership Patrolling Member $50
  Non Patrolling Member $110
Club Entry Security Key   $20
Gold Members Includes Membership $200

Active Membership (18 years and over)

Active members shall have reached the age of eighteen (18) years on or before October 1st each season.

All active members are required to pass the annual proficiency test each season as laid down by Surf Life Saving Australia. Failure to pass the test within the required period will result in suspension from the Club.

All active members shall do lifesaving patrols and other duties in accordance with the Club’s rules.

Shall obtain the Bronze Medallion award within twelve (12) months of joining the Club.

Active (15-18 years) Membership

Shall have reached the age of sixteen (16) years, but not eighteen (18) on the 1st October each season.

Shall be required each season to pass the annual proficiency test.

Shall obtain the Bronze Medallion award of Surf Life Saving Australia within twelve (12) months

Shall be required to do lifesaving patrols and other duties in accordance with the Club’s rules.

Cadet (13-15 years) Membership

Shall have reached the age of thirteen (13), but not sixteen (16) on the 1st  October each season.  Must obtain the required certificate of Surf Life Saving Australia, within twelve (12) months of joining.  Shall be required to pass the annual proficiency. 

Shall be required to assist in lifesaving patrols in accordance with the Club’s rules.

Associate Membership

Shall have reached the age of thirty (30), except where physical disabilities prevent him from becoming an active member. In such cases he may be required to furnish a medical certificate from a nominated medical officer.

May be granted to persons who may or may not hold an SLSA award and all applications must be approved by the Board.

Shall not have voting rights, unless elected to office or position, which is provided with voting rights by the club’s rules.

General Membership

General Membership may be granted to persons who may or may not hold an SLSA award and all applications must be approved by the Board.

General members shall not have any Club voting rights and are not eligible to stand for an elected position at an Annual General Meeting.

Shall have limited privileges and access of the clubhouse to the time of Junior Activity Events or Dolphin Winter Swimming Activities/Social functions

Gold Membership

Gold Membership is an internal membership that incorporates a persons Membership Category, includes invitation to the annual ‘exclusive’ Gold Members Function,  VIP entry to South Maroubra Carnival Sponsors Luncheon, VIP entry to Oktoberfest Sponsors Tent and 1/2 price entry fee to the clubs Sportsman Day, Gold Members Shirt, Entry to the Gym for the season and a security fob key.

Annual Membership Forms

Paper Forms

It is a requirement of our governing body, Surf Life Saving Australia that each member, each year, complete and sign a membership form.  These forms are available in our club office or from the brochure holders on the clubhouse ground floor. (membership forms are listed under the members section - documents of this website)

Online Forms

Membership Forms can also be lodged on line.  New Members need to browse to and complete the online membership application.  Existing members need to go to the Members Areal - and create a login account.  Once you have created your log in account you can access the Members Area.  Once inside the Portal click on RENEW link for South Maroubra Surf Life Saving Club.   If you experience difficulties setting up your account please call the SLSA helpdesk on 1300724006

Child Protection Forms

The Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 and the Commission for Children and Young People Act 1998, require Surf Life Saving New South Wales (SLSNSW) to ask all members, and volunteers, working with children to sign the Volunteer/Student Declaration Form. All SLSNSW members, and volunteers, over the age of 16 who work with children (eg: 16yr olds who help train the U/8 Nippers, provide water safety for Nippers, etc) MUST sign the Volunteer/Student Declaration.   Once a member has signed the form it must be verified at the club office with a photo identification.  This form only needs to be completed once.

Becoming a Surf Lifesaver

Want to change your life this summer ?
What are the benefits of being a member of the SOUTH MAROUBRA SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB.

Surf lifesaving is about satisfaction. Having fun, being physically fit, learning teamwork and aquatic safety skills, competing in surf sports, and helping make surfing a safer pastime.

South Maroubra SLSC can offer a range of opportunities which will promote:

- A healthy lifestyle
- A sense of pride
- A sense of responsibility and purpose
- Positive social relationships

There is a place for everyone in surf lifesaving.

Membership of South Maroubra SLSC is open to anybody, regardless of age, race, religion or sex.

What do I have to do to become a Surf Lifesaver?
The "Bronze Medallion" now known as Certificate II in Public Safety (Aquatic Rescue) is the minimum requirement for an active surf lifesaver. To obtain this award you must be over the age of 15 and demonstrate proficiency in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue procedures, emergency care plus anatomy and physiology.

Before commencing training for the Bronze Medallion/Certificate II you will be required to be able to complete a 400-metre swim in nine minutes or less, in a swimming pool of no less than 25m, or over a measured open water course.

Once this has been completed, our club provide qualified instructors who will train you to the level of a proficient surf lifesaver.  At the completion of your training, which will take around 6-8 weeks, your physical fitness will be tested by a run-swim-run (a 200m run followed by a 200m swim and then another 200m run) which has to be completed in under eight minutes. You will also be examined on theory, basic resuscitation and first aid and participate in a simulated rescue situation using a rescue board and tube.   All these skills combine to train you to be an effective member of a patrol team.

As a surf club we have an obligation to provide the appropriate training of awards for all members and our club has a proud record of education and training which we continually review and update as per the program from Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA).

We have a dedicated team of Training Officers who volunteer and commit to the instruction of our members and we are extremely grateful for their interest in this area in developing our most important asset - our members.

You the member will also have an obligation of your membership and that is all active members must train and gain their age appropriate award and carry out patrol duties on the beach in assisting to continue to provide a safe aquatic environment for the community.

This means that all members 13 years of age must complete the Surf Rescue Certificate Award and all active members 15 years or older must complete the Certificate II/Bronze Medallion Award.

Your commitment :
- Candidates for the Bronze Medallion must be able to swim and will be required to complete a 400 metre swim in 9 minutes.
- Candidates for the SRC must be able to swim and will be required to complete a 200 metre swim in 5 minutes.
- To attend theory training at the clubhouse - minimum one or two nights a week for approx 1.5 - 2 hours.
- Practical training on beach/in the water Sundays for approx 1.5 - 2 hours.

South Maroubra Club Objectives

To ensure a safe beach and aquatic environment, including maintaining and improving life saving standards at the southern end of Maroubra beach.

To continue to encourage our competitors to compete in sanctioned Surf Life Saving competitions throughout the season.

To encourage strong membership.

To provide suitable premises and facilities for its members.

To encourage the physical and social welfare of its members.

F076 Member form May15 (8).pdf472.86 KB
17-18 Nipper Age Chart.pdf151.66 KB
SMSLSC - Join or Renew Online.pdf132.21 KB