At Whale Beach SLSC there are a number of ways to get involved. Find the best option for you by exploring some of our membership options:
Active Members: Patrolling the beach
The front line on the beach are the lifesavers in red and yellow, patrolling the beach and keeping people safe all through summer.
If you want to become a lifesaver or are returning to lifesaver after two years away, you must first sign up as a Probationary Member.
If you are transferring from another club or have been a lifesaver within the last two years, you can renew or transfer here.
Probationary members can then attend our training courses, learning first aid, surf rescue skills and how to be safe in an aquatic environment. After gaining the requisite skills, they can then become an Cadet, Junior, Active or Award Member and start patrolling the beach.
Probationary - $200
Active Senior and Award - $90
An Active Senior member shall be a Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate holder and shall fulfil the full patrol and Club obligations and qualify in an annual skills maintenance test each season.
An Award member holds a qualification such as first aid. For more information contact [email protected]
Active Junior (15-17yrs) and Cadet (13-14yrs) - $65
A Cadet member shall be a Surf Rescue Certificate holder and shall fulfil the full patrol and Club obligations and qualify in an annual skills maintenance test each season.
An Active Junior member shall be a Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate holder and shall fulfil the full patrol and club obligations and qualify in an annual skills maintenance test each season.
Past / Reserve Active and Long Service - $90
Reserve Active membership may be granted to Active Members who have satisfactorily completed at least eight years of patrol and Club obligations and who continue their skills maintenance. Application to be made to the Management Committee. Reserve Active members shall be relieved of patrol duty unless the Life Saving Committee shall at any time otherwise determine, but otherwise shall have the same rights, duties and privileges as has an Active Member of the Association.
Past Active Members shall be an Active or Reserve Active member who are residing outside the area of 150 kilometres from the clubhouse of the Association or through medical or other debilitating reasons need to defer Active Service for a period of time. Application for and cancellation of Past Active membership must be approved by the Management Committee. Time as a Past Active member shall not count toward Reserve Active or Long Service membership.
Long Service Members may be exempt from all patrol obligations.
For more information contact [email protected]
Associate Members: Part of the community
If patrolling the beach isn’t the right option for you, consider becoming an Associate Member. These are the backbone of our surf life saving club: running events, coordinating social activities, helping with maintenance or non-lifesaving activities and creating a vibrant and diverse community at the club!
In addition to providing integral support to the social and lifesaving activities, Associate Membership also comes with some amazing perks, such as access to our first class clubhouse, gym, monthly drinks and other events.
Associate - $180
Associate Members shall be those persons who have attained the age of 30 years and pay an annual membership subscription. These members shall have access to the Association’s facilities, but shall not be entitled to vote on any matter at any meeting of the Association.
Associate Spouse/Partner - $100
Spouse or partner of Associate Member.
NEW Family Membership: A place where everyone is welcome
Our community is built on the strength of relationships between our members, many of whom join with family or friends. Some members grew up at Whale Beach, playing in the surf while their parents patrollled, and now bring their own children down to learn beach safety skills in our annual Nippers program. The parents of young trainee members will often help out on the BBQ or social events, and groups of friends will form patrols together, training and learning together.
To recognise this and make membership easier for our amazing families, we have introduced a new membership category – the Family Membership, for two adults and unlimited children under 18. There really is a place for everyone at Whale Beach. For more information email [email protected]
Family - $300
Family memberships are for two adults and unlimited children under 18yrs. Each individual family member must still select a membership category above, however their fees are all covered by the single Family membership payment.