Information

Albany SLSC welcomes new memberships through till December each season. We really do have something to suit everyone as individual or as a family group. Join our club to be a part of our vibrant and energetic Woodside Nippers, take on the array of youth development opportunities or sign up to become a volunteer surf lifesaver.  You may want to join to try something new, improve your personal fitness and health, compete in our surf sports events or simply just to be a social member and meet great people in our community.

Whatever your reason for joining, Albany SLSC has something to suit almost everyone. You don’t have to be a great swimmer… you don’t even have to be a beach lover to experience the fantastic opportunities and benefits of being a member and actively involved in our club. 

Membership Fees

Please note: 30th September is the cut off date for age groups in Woodside Nippers, Youth and surf sports age groups.

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Woodside Little Nipper – $100

  • Ages – U6-U7 (requires accompanying Parent Membership)
  • Must join club by first Sunday in December to participate in program

Our vibrant and excitable Woodside Nippers can be seen at Middleton Beach every Sunday from November to March.  Woodside Nippers is Surf Life Saving WA’s junior surf awareness and beach safety program that introduces children aged 5 years to 13 years to the great Australian weekend tradition of surf lifesaving.  Our main program is held on Sunday mornings with additional training (optional) provided in beach and board events on Tuesday afternoons. Our Nippers run, swim, paddle, laugh, and make new friends. It’s what we call serious fun while they complete the Woodside Nippers curriculum comprised of 4 key learning areas:

  1. Surf Awareness
  2. Individual Safety
  3. Lifesaving Skills
  4. Surf Sports Skills

Woodside Nippers age groups and cap colours for 2020/21 are listed in the table below:

Age GroupBirth Date Cap Colour
Under 61/10/2014 – 30/09/2015Pink
Under 71/10/2013 – 30/09/2014White
Under 81/10/2012 – 30/09/2013Yellow
Under 91/10/2011 – 30/09/2012Green
Under 101/10/2010 – 30/09/2011Light Blue
Under 111/10/2009 – 30/09/2010Purple
Under 121/10/2008 – 30/09/2009Dark Blue
Under 131/10/2007 – 30/09/2008Red

All skill levels and abilities are supported in each age group of the program. Woodside Nippers are provided with a Woodside Nipper uniform pack comprising of a hat, surf cap, yellow vest and bag at the start of the season. Nippers must be wearing their Woodside Nippers uniform to participate in Woodside Nipper activities.  Nippers may choose to wear club bathers (purchased at the Club Uniform Shop) or their own bathers, rash top or wetsuit.

Woodside Nippers are required to be accompanied by at least one parent with a financial membership, either as a parent member, active senior member or as part of a family membership. Parents are required to be present on the beach, with their child’s age group, at all times.

Whilst we welcome new club memberships throughout the year, to actively participate in the Woodside Nipper program you will need to register by the first Sunday in December. Please register your child/ren and yourself as a parent member or family group, by using this link: https://sls.com.au/join/

Woodside Nipper – $155

  • Age Groups U8–U13 (requires accompanying Parent Membership)
  • Must join club by first Sunday in December to participate in program

Our vibrant and excitable Woodside Nippers can be seen at Middleton Beach every Sunday from November to March.  Woodside Nippers is Surf Life Saving WA’s junior surf awareness and beach safety program that introduces children aged 5 years to 13 years to the great Australian weekend tradition of surf lifesaving.  Our main program is held on Sunday mornings with additional training (optional) provided in beach and board events on Tuesday afternoons. Our Nippers run, swim, paddle, laugh, and make new friends. It’s what we call serious fun while they complete the Woodside Nippers curriculum comprised of 4 key learning areas:

  1. Surf Awareness
  2. Individual Safety
  3. Lifesaving Skills
  4. Surf Sports Skills

Woodside Nippers age groups and cap colours for 2020/21 are listed in the table below:

Age GroupBirth Date Cap Colour
Under 61/10/2014 – 30/09/2015Pink
Under 71/10/2013 – 30/09/2014White
Under 81/10/2012 – 30/09/2013Yellow
Under 91/10/2011 – 30/09/2012Green
Under 101/10/2010 – 30/09/2011Light Blue
Under 111/10/2009 – 30/09/2010Purple
Under 121/10/2008 – 30/09/2009Dark Blue
Under 131/10/2007 – 30/09/2008Red

All skill levels and abilities are supported in each age group of the program. Woodside Nippers are provided with a Woodside Nipper uniform pack comprising of a hat, surf cap, yellow vest and bag at the start of the season. Nippers must be wearing their Woodside Nippers uniform to participate in Woodside Nipper activities.  Nippers may choose to wear club bathers (purchased at the Club Uniform Shop) or their own bathers, rash top or wetsuit.

Woodside Nippers are required to be accompanied by at least one parent with a financial membership, either as a parent member, active senior member or as part of a family membership. Parents are required to be present on the beach, with their child’s age group, at all times.

Whilst we welcome new club memberships throughout the year, to actively participate in the Woodside Nipper program you will need to register by the first Sunday in December. Please register your child/ren and yourself as a parent member or family group, by using this link: https://sls.com.au/join/

Parent Membership – $75

Parent of Woodside Nipper

Each Woodside Nipper (U6-U13 age groups) must have at least one parent or guardian join the club with them.  Parent/Guardian membership is the perfect membership option for parents and guardians who just wanting to enjoy Sunday mornings on the beach with their children, come along to social events like our Friday night sundowners, volunteer around the club and have the opportunity to gain Surf Life Saving Australia Awards such as the Nipper Rescue Certificate, first aid and resuscitation. 

Many parents/guardians do go on to become active volunteers and/or patrolling members of our club, finding it a wonderful way to connect with other families and develop friendships.  Click here for a guide on Parent Pathways through our club.

Youth – $155

14  – 18 years of age (requires accompanying Parent Membership)

From November through to March, our Youth members participate in our dynamic, structured and supervised youth pathway programs delivered across four areas:

  1. Lifesaving – As our young members transition out of the Woodside Nipper program into being a youth member, they are encouraged to gain SLSA awards and become a volunteer surf lifesaver. Depending on their age, our Youth members can complete a range of SLSA awards including their Surf Rescue Certificate, Bronze Medallion, Radio Operators Certificate, IRB Crew and Advanced Resuscitation.
  2. Training – Our young members can develop skills and gain qualifications to deliver education and training programs both in the club and our broader community.
  3. Leadership – Our Youth programs at local and state levels focus on enhancing and developing youth leadership skills, teamwork, networking, fun and giving young people in our community the confidence to succeed.
  4. Surf Sports – Our Youth members are encouraged to participate in our surf sports program to develop and build their skills as a competitor, coach, official and/or an event manager in the surf sports arena. We offer a weekly surf sports program that is complimented with additional (optional) training provided in surf sports disciplines including swim, beach, board, surf boat and ski. Our Youth members also have the opportunity to represent our club in local, interclub, state and national surf sports competitions.

Our Youth age groups for the 2020/21 season are:

Age GroupDate of Birth falls between these dates
U141st October 2006- 30th September 2007
U151st October 2005- 30th September 2006
U161st October 2004- 30th September 2005
U171st October 2003- 30th September 2004
U181st October 2002- 30th September 2003

For more information about Youth Pathways in surf lifesaving please visit https://www.mybeach.com.au/members/youth_program/

Family – $400

2 Adults +  2 Children (u6 – U19)

Additional Family Member – $50

Additional Nipper or Youth family member

Active Senior (Student) – $155

19+ years – Full or Student rate

Active Senior Members are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the club – education, training, lifesaving, social events, surf sports activities, fundraising and general volunteering.  Our Senior members are welcome to attend Friday night club sundowners and participate in the wonderful line up of social events that take place each season.

Members have full use of the club facilities including bathrooms and surf sports equipment. After 1 year of membership, they are eligible for fob access to the club. In exchange for these privileges, members actively engage with the club by volunteering, being on committees or assisting with events and most report this as being a fun and rewarding experience!

 Active Senior members often participate in our club’s Senior competition and training, and all are encouraged to undertake the SLSA Bronze Medallion. Many go on to become Patrolling Senior Members who have a fabulous time competing in club and interclub competitions at various locations around the state. 

Patrolling members hold a Bronze Medallion qualification and participate in rostered beach patrols under the leadership or experienced life savers (Patrol Captains). They participate in club and interclub events and activities, as trainers and assessors, and also as rostered water safety volunteers for Nipper and Youth events and also surf sports events.

Active Senior – $190

19+ years – Full or Student rate

Active Senior Members are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the club – education, training, lifesaving, social events, surf sports activities, fundraising and general volunteering.  Our Senior members are welcome to attend Friday night club sundowners and participate in the wonderful line up of social events that take place each season.

Members have full use of the club facilities including bathrooms and surf sports equipment. After 1 year of membership, they are eligible for fob access to the club. In exchange for these privileges, members actively engage with the club by volunteering, being on committees or assisting with events and most report this as being a fun and rewarding experience!

 Active Senior members often participate in our club’s Senior competition and training, and all are encouraged to undertake the SLSA Bronze Medallion. Many go on to become Patrolling Senior Members who have a fabulous time competing in club and interclub competitions at various locations around the state. 

Patrolling members hold a Bronze Medallion qualification and participate in rostered beach patrols under the leadership or experienced life savers (Patrol Captains). They participate in club and interclub events and activities, as trainers and assessors, and also as rostered water safety volunteers for Nipper and Youth events and also surf sports events.

Long Service Membership – $190

Long service membership is awarded to members who have actively contributed to the club for a minimum of 10 years over and above their patrolling requirements.

Social Membership – $60

Social Activities Only

Social members are welcome to attend Friday night sundowners at the club and participate in the wonderful line up of social events that take place each season. Social members do not have voting rights and do not have access to club gear and equipment.

Payment Plan Application

To apply for a payment plan for the current season, please download and complete the application form and submit per instrcutions on the form.

Uniform Shop

It is compulsory that all Junior members wear both their relevant age group colour cap  and a HIGH VISIBILITY YELLOW VEST which will give given out as part of a special state sponsorship package either at registration day or at the beginning of the season.  Yellow vests must be worn at state sanctioned events.

The Uniform shop is open till 10:30 on Club mornings only. ASLSC have assorted club gear available for sale for all ages and sizes. These include club bathers, thermal rashies, hoodies, yellow high vis vests and towels and other general merchandise. 

Member Protection

Albany SLSC is committed to the health, safety and well-being of all its members and is dedicated to providing a safe, fair and inclusive environment for participating in surf lifesaving activities.  All clubs affiliated with Surf Life Saving Western Australia are required to nominate and appoint a Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) at the commencement of each surf lifesaving season. The MPIO is responsible for the provision of information about a person’s rights, responsibilities and options when an individual is making a complaint or concern. MPIOs are impartial; they do not mediate or investigate complaints, they simply provide information regarding the complaints process. The MPIO is responsible for managing the screening requirements of our Club in compliance with the:

The SLSA Member Protection Policy conveys a very clear message to all SLSA members, and prospective members, responsible for surf lifesaving activities, particularly those involving members under 18 years of age, about minimising risk exposure of these members.

All SLSA members, particularly the Board, Team Leaders, age group managers, coaches, officials, leaders, trainers and patrol captains have a responsibility to provide safeguards dedicated to the well-being of other members. The abuse of youth members, by other members or external source, is not acceptable and SLSA demands all incidents of such abuse be reported immediately to the appropriate authorities.  Where such a protective procedure does not exist SLSA encourages the use of the SLSA Regulation 6.1 – Grievances; and SLSA Regulation 6.2 – Judicial Procedures; for addressing reports, notification or accusations of improper behaviour by an SLSA member. The SLSA Equity Policy also should be referred to when addressing issues relating to harassment of a member by another member or outside source.

Abuse is defined as anything which individuals or organisations do, or fail to do, that directly or indirectly harms people or damages their prospects of a safe and healthy development. This includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, inappropriate training, inappropriate touching, sexual abuse and neglect. (National Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, 2000).

Member Protection Information Officer
Perdita Beebe
admin@albanysurfclub.com.au
0408 102 585

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