Membership Protection

Member Protection Portal

In this portal you will find information relating to Member Protection:

  • Screening requirements to become a volunteer member re: Working With Children Check information
  • Surf Life Saving Australia Policies and Documents
  • Surf Life Saving Complaint Procedures
  • Member Protection Information Officer’s role 

Member Screening

The SLSWA Member Screening Policy is designed to align with current state-based legislation to ensure a best-practice approach to safeguarding children and young people in all surf lifesaving club environments.

For further information please 2023 Member screening policy.

Working With Children Check

Albany Surf Life Saving Club request all members in the club are to apply and obtain a Working With Children Check as per the SLSWA Member Screening Policy prior to their membership being approved.

The Working With Children Check (WWCC) aims to increase the safety of children in our community by helping to prevent people who have a criminal history that indicates they may harm children.

Working with Children Checks cost $11.00 for volunteers. WWC forms need to be collected from the club. The applicant submits their form at their local POST office.

For further information visit

SLSA Policies and Documents

Surf Life Saving Australia has a number of policies and documents which all members should make themselves familiar.

Member Protection Information Officers

A Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) is responsible for providing information about a person’s rights, responsibilities and options when an individual is has a concern or making a complaint. MPIOs remain impartial at all times, they do not investigate complaints or mediate. MPIO’s provide information regarding the complaints process. There is a specific Complaints Officer within the Club that can assist with complaint resolutions.

When there is any matter relating to the abuse or suspected abuse of children and young people, under the age of 18 this must be reported. If criminal activity has occurred or if you believe a child is at immediate risk of harm or danger, contact the Police (call 000) to report the matter prior to submitting a report through the SLS Reporting System. If you believe there has been a breach of the Child Safe Policy (6.04), please report and submit details of the alleged breach in the Surf Life Saving reporting system.

For other grievances or complaints, members should speak with the club Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO). The MPIO will provide you with information about your rights, responsibilities and options. If after discussing the issue with the Club MPIO and you wish to lodge a formal complaint this must be done through the Surf Life Saving Reporting System.

If you wish to contact the Club’s MPIO please send an email with your details so you the MPIO can contact you to discuss any concerns or worries you have.