Anyone can become a member of Surf Life Saving! Surf Life Saving is Australia’s number one community based front line rescue service and welcomes membership of skilled male and female surf lifesavers, and also administrators, coaches, officials, athletes, supporters and children aged 5 – 13 years (Nippers).
Membership fees of Bonbeach LSC Inc. are as follows:
Single Parent (2 Children) $150.00
Bonbeach Life Saving Club offers a range of different membership categories to suit the needs of all members. Refer to the categories below to find which membership category is the right one for you.
All membership categories are based on a member’s age and are calculated as at 30th September each year.
All members aged 18 years and over require a current Working with Children Check (WWCC).
Family Membership (Nippers)
Nippers can only join as part of a family membership. This category is for parents with younger children aged 5-13 years who want to have fun and learn basic surf safety skills.
Please note we do not accept 4 year olds into our program.
Payment of the Family membership fee automatically enrolls children into the Nipper Program.
Cadets are between 13 and 15 years of age on a seasonal basis. Cadet members begin by training for the Surf Rescue Certificate, which is the minimum requirement to become a patrolling surf lifesaver. Active Cadets are the first line of being an active patrol member and are provided with on-the-job training with beach patrol duties. Upon gaining this award, Cadets will be placed on a beach patrol roster to perform beach patrols under supervision.
Senior Membership 15 – 18 years
Active seniors are those members between the age of 15 and 18 years who hold a Bronze Medallion Award. Active seniors are involved in all areas of lifesaving and are also required to perform beach patrol duties in accordance with their membership and qualifications. Members in this membership category are also able to gain further lifesaving awards to increase their knowledge and skills including Advanced Resuscitation Techniques, Inflatable Rescue Boat Crew Certificate, Silver Medallion Life Support, Silver Medallion Inflatable Rescue Boat Driver, Senior First Aid and a Training Officers Certificate.
Senior Membership 18 years and over
Active seniors are those members over the age of 18 who hold the minimum requirement of the Bronze Medallion. Active members are also strongly encouraged to gain additional lifesaving awards to improve their lifesaving skills and knowledge e.g. Silver Medallion Inflatable Rescue Boat Driver, Patrol Captains Award, and other specialist awards.
An Associate Member shall be any person who is over the age of eighteen (18) years or is a parent, guardian or spouse of a Member who does not fulfill the duties of an active Member. It is a chance to become involved in the club socially, ideal for supporters and parents.