Our 2018/19 Nipper season began on 16 September 2018, but it is not too late to join.  New memberships are still being taken through the Surf Club office on Monday to Fridays between the hours of 9am and 5pm.  Please ensure that you have all your correct documentation listed below completed and you can lodge them at the office during these times.  Memberships are NOT taken on Sunday mornings before Nippers.


New Members – Things you need to bring with you when you sign up:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate or Passport required for first time nippers.
  • At least one parent/carer must join as a financial member.
  • Signed Parental consent/Behaviour statement form
  • A Pool Proficiency needs to be completed prior to participating in Nippers.
    Any level 1 swim coach can sign off your child’s swim proficiency.
  • Junior Swimwear available to purchase on Sign On Day & Nipper Sundays.
  • Payment can be made by cash, cheque, credit card or on-line – see details below.






































Under 6….. Kick on wall with face in water / 30 sec survival float
Under 7….. Push off wall with face in water / 30 sec survival float
Under 8….. 25m freestyle / 1 min survival float
Under 9….. 50m freestyle / 1 minute survival float
Under 10… 100m freestyle / 1.5 minute survival float
Under 11… 100m freestyle / 2 minute survival float
Under 12… 200m freestyle / 2 minute survival float
Under 13… 200m freestyle / 3 minute survival float
Under 14… 200m freestyle in 5 minutes plus 3 minute survival float


This proficiency is be completed at the beach in the ocean and allows children to participate in water events. If they cannot complete the Beach Evaluation they are limited to knee-depth water activities at the discretion of the Age Manager until they can complete.
Under 6 & 7… No requirement
Under 8………. 25m run, 25 wade, 25m run
Under 9………. 50m run, 50 swim, 50m run
Under 10…….. 50m run, 50 swim, 50m run
Under 11…….. 50m run, 100 swim, 50m run
Under 12……. 50m run, 100 swim, 50m run
Under 13……. 100m run, 100 swim, 100m run
Under 14……. 100m run, 100 swim, 100m run

This proficiency is be completed in the ocean so nippers are able to compete at carnivals.
Under 6 & 7… No requirement
Under 8………. 25m run, 25 wade, 25m run
Under 9………. 150m swim
Under 10…….. 150m swim
Under 11…….. 288m swim
Under 12…….. 288m swim
Under 13…….. 288m swim
Under 14…….. 288m swim


Membership fees for 2018/2019 season

We believe that North Burleigh SLSC offers value for money considering what your membership entitles you to, especially compared to other activities. There are NO hidden extra costs on top of the nipper fees.

It is essential that at least one parent per family join as an Associate member and hold a Working With Children Blue Card. Associate membership entitles you to use of club facilities, life saving award training, insurance cover for all approved surf life saving and complimentary membership to the Supporters Club which entitles you to 10% discount on food and discount on beverages.

2018/2019 Fees:

Junior Memberships (Nippers):                               $120.00

Junior Associate Members (Parents):                      $90.00

Active Members (Parents):                                         $70.00

Family Membership
(2 nippers + 2 parents or
3 nippers + 1 parent):                                                  $365.00

Fourth and subsequent children:                              $50.00

















Get Started Program – Assistance with paying your fees

Are you a North Burleigh SLSC member or are you interested in becoming a North Burleigh member?
North Burleigh SLSC is a registered Qld. Govt. Sport & Recreation GET STARTED Club.
As a result, you may be eligible to receive a voucher from Qld. Govt. Sport & Recreation, which can be redeemed at our Club, to assist with your membership fees.
GET STARTED enables eligible children and young people to apply for a voucher for up to $150 (ex GST) to help pay the cost of membership fees and/or participation fees.

Eligible children are children and young people are people from the age of 5 and under the age of 18 who are residents in Queensland and who:

  • hold or whose parent, guardian or carer hold a Centrelink Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card
  • other children or young people identified by 2 referral agents
  • The GET STARTED voucher program  can be applied for online at: http://www.qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/getinthegame/getstarted/
  • Before applying, please contact us to obtain the details of the activity your child/young person wishes to apply to use the voucher for so that we can provide you with  the correct costing for the application.
  • After completing the online application if you are successful you will be emailed the voucher with a unique reference number, please print this voucher and bring it to our Club to receive the dollar amount awarded off your membership fees.


New Members:
What you need to bring to first day of Nippers if you miss our sign on days:

  • A completed membership form for all new members (including either 1 or 2 parents)
  • A pool swim evaluation form signed by a Level 1 swim coach
  • Proof of age of each child (such as Birth Certificate or Passport)

Existing Members and new members on-line payment method:

Renewing members must renew online at https://portal.sls.com.au
Please note: An account is needed for each individual not as a family.

For new members, you can also follow this process if you are joining a new sibling or you are a new family joining the club.  This will save you time on the day of sign-on and eliminate a lot of the paperwork but you will still need to complete a Working with Children Blue Card application.

Ensure you use the same e-mail address and contact details.

Online Payments: When you renew or join online, please bring your e-mail receipt of payment and renewal to the registration day so we can confirm and record.


What do I get with my membership?

The following are included in your membership costs:

  • Sunday Nipper Days
  • Beach Training Sessions
  • Carnival Entry Fees (U8-U14)
  • Surf Training Sessions (U8-U14)
  • Group Age Awards
  • Compulsory Insurance
  • Access to club facitilies
  • Use of club boards on Sundays


Junior Swimwear 

Club caps and Hi-vis rashies are compulsory on Sunday Activities, no cap or rashie means no play. We encourage all nippers to wear the club swimwear on Sundays as it enhances their feeling of belonging to the club. Club swimwear, cap and rashies are compulsory when competing at carnivals.

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