We hope that as a member of Bundaberg Surf Life Saving Club you feel welcome, have the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful beach, form lasting friendships, contribute to Queensland’s biggest volunteer organisation and learn new skills.

Our club was founded in 1921 at Neilson Park and has a long, proud history in the Bundaberg region.  During the 2022/23 season, our volunteers and members of the Australian Lifeguard Service kept over 40 000 visitors to our beach safe.

The surf life saving patrolling season runs September to May.

Our sign-on days are held in September each year, however we welcome new members throughout the season. Apply for membership online.

Join online here and select ‘Bundaberg’ as your club!

 

ARE YOU AN EXISTING MEMBER?

Info on membership renewal can be found here.

IMPORTANT INFO

At least one parent must join with their child/children.

All our parents must hold a current Working with Children Blue Card.​

All nippers must complete a pool swim each season before joining in activities at the beach.  

New nippers will need to bring a copy of their birth certificate and all adults will need photo ID. 

Children must be 5 years of age before 30th September to join the nippers program.

Membership Fees and Board Levies are payable online or during sign on.  More information on fees can be found here.

For more information on Nippers including uniform requirements, parent requirements and Sunday morning info and times, click here.

 If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Membership Categories

Junior:  Our Nipper Program is for children aged 5-14 years.  Children must be 5 years of age by the 30th of September to enrol.

Cadet: Member 15-18 years  who hold a minimum SRC or Bronze Medallion award.

Active Patrolling: Members over 18 years who hold a minimum SRC or BM award.

Long Service:  Long service may be granted to those members who have completed ten years of active service at the discretion of the Management Committee. Long service  members are exempt from patrol obligations, but many continue to volunteer for patrols.

Associate:  A non-patrolling member over 18 years of age.

Life Member: Life Membership may be granted to members who have rendered distinguished or special services over a long period of time.  These are awarded by the Management Committee after a nomination and appraisal process is completed.

Skills Evaluation

Surf Life Saving teaches all members and nippers to apply swim skills to ocean conditions. To ensure the safety of all juniors during water activities SLSQ have developed a Junior Skills Evaluation for each age group. This includes a pool evaluation prior to inclusion in water activities at the beach, a ‘run-swim-run’ beach evaluation for inclusion in Sunday and training activities and a ‘competency beach evaluation’ which allows nippers to nominate for club and inter-club carnivals. It is a pre-requisite for all Junior Activities to have an ability to swim.

If you are joining children up to our nipper program, please consult the Nipper Information regarding skills and age awards for pre-requisite swimming requirements. All Bronze and SRC courses also have a minimum pool skills evaluation that will need to be completed. For more information on completing these courses, see Education.

Member Safety

All parents/guardians and volunteers of our club over the age of 18 years must hold a current ‘Working with Children’ Blue Card.  Existing blue cards must also be linked to our organisation.

Applications are available online and a Volunteer (V) Card is free. Once your membership application is approved, apply for a Blue Card. During the application Blue Cards will ask us to verify that you are a member and volunteer. We can help with that.

Members of our Management Committee, Junior Activities Team, Coaches and Patrol Captains are also required to complete Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy updates regularly.

READY TO JOIN?

We extend a warm welcome to all our new families.

At least one parent must join with their child/children. Membership applications are completed online.

All our parents must hold a current ‘Working with Children’ Blue Card. Applications are available online and a Volunteer (V) card is free. Once your membership application has been approved and fees paid, apply for a Blue Card. During the process, Blue Cards will ask us to verify that you are a member and volunteer. Please forward your approval email to us and we will assist you to complete your application.

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FEES AND PAYMENTS

ROLES FOR PARENTS

NIPPERS