Our 2019/20 Nipper season begins on Sunday 6th October 2019 for all U6-U8 Age Groups and on Saturday 12th October** for every Age Group U6-U14.

** Nippers will be held on Saturday 12th October due to the Coolangatta Gold on Sunday 13th October.
Nippers is usually held on a Sunday morning.


Nipper Sign On Days & Pool Evaluations for all new & renewing members will be held on Sunday 25th August & Sunday 8th September 1pm-4pm at Tallebudgera Rec Centre Pool.


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



Born Age group
Born 1/10/2005 – 30/09/2006 Under 14
Born 1/10/2006 – 30/09/2007 Under 13
Born 1/10/2007 – 30/09/2008 Under 12
Born 1/10/2008 – 30/09/2009 Under 11
Born 1/10/2009 – 30/09/2010 Under 10
Born 1/10/2010 – 30/09/2011 Under 9
Born 1/10/2011 – 30/09/2012 Under 8
Born 1/10/2012 – 30/09/2013 Under 7
Born 1/10/2013 –30/09/2014 Under 6


Membership fees for 2019/2020 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.

2019/2020 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

Nipper Community Levy (per child)                        $10.00















FairPlay Vouchers (replaces Get Started Vouchers)

FairPlay is an initiative under the Queensland Government’s Activate! Queensland 2019-2029 strategy to support regular participation in physical activity, by reducing the cost for children and young people from low income families.

How it works

Parents, carers or guardians can apply for a voucher valued up to $150 for their child/young person. These vouchers can be used towards the cost of membership, registration and/or participation fees for eligible activities with registered physical activity providers.

FairPlay will replace the Get Started Vouchers program. Support will also be available for Queensland families who struggle with the cost of regular participation, but have not previously met the eligibility criteria for a voucher.

Opening dates

Applications will be available in 2 rounds per year from July 2019.

Round 1 of FairPlay will open for applications on 31 July 2019.



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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