Member Criteria and Benefits

North Wollongong SLSC welcomes all new members to join our friendly and family-oriented community. Please read through the membership information carefully and if you have any questions you may contact us by phone or email.

Annual membership is from 1 October to 30 September the following year. There are two main membership categories: Senior Membership and Family Membership. Family membership is for Nippers. Senior membership is for Patrolling members and Associate members.


Persons aged 14 years to 18 are covered by Family Membership and join the club as a Cadet. Under this category, members are required to complete specific surf life saving awards and perform patrol duties.

To be an active lifesaving member of the club, you need to do the following:

  1. Complete and sign the North Wollongong Surf Life Saving Club Application for Senior Membership form (if you are renewing your membership you can use the same form).
  2. Pay an annual membership fee.
  3. Complete an annual proficiency test/pool proficiency by the 31st of December each year.
  4. Do minimum patrol requirements of 25hrs.

Members MUST be financial in order to patrol, compete or attend club activities. This is a compulsory requirement, which covers legal and insurance policies. Members who are not financial are not eligible to participate in Club, Inter-Club or State Championship Competitions.

Currently you can pay in person at the office on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays between 10:00am and 2:00pm.
We accept cash, eftpos, and credit card.

The Senior Membership fees are as follows:

  1. Cadet (14-17yrs) – $45.00/year
    Members aged 14 years to 17 years as at 30th September each year
  2. Patrol (18yrs+) – $60.00/year*
    A member who holds a Bronze Medallion and completes full patrol and club duties. They must complete an Annual Proficiency Test unless they obtained their Bronze Medallion during the season.
  3. Active Reserve – $70.00/year*
    Members who have completed 10 years satisfactory service since obtaining their Bronze Medallion. They shall be rostered for Patrol Duty as required by the Competition Committee. Apply at the AGM for conversion.
  4. Associate (aged over 28yrs or a young parent) – $100.00/year
    An associate member may take part in all club social activities and has access to the change rooms. Does not patrol.
  5. Associate + Gym – $120.00/year*
    As above plus gym access.
  6. Long service – $70.00/year*
    Members who have completed 4 years satisfactory service as an Active Reserve member or members who have completed 12 years satisfactory service since obtaining their Bronze Medallion. Eligible members must apply to the Club for Long Service membership. Long Service members are exempt from all patrol obligations.Long Service Members who have reached the age of 60 on 1st October.
  7. Life Members – $0
    Application for life membership must be made at the AGM. Nominations need to be submitted to the committee 1 month prior to the AGM and circulated to the members for discussion and consideration so a vote can be made at the AGM[Please note: Only those marked with a * include use of the gym]
    Children aged between 5 and 13 must join as part of a family membership with at least one adult who joins as an associate member. As a volunteer organization, all adult members of the club are encouraged to get involved. In particular we encourage parents/guardians to gain their Bronze Medallion award so that they can participate as active members and help run the Nippers training. For further information about Family Membership and the relevant forms, see Become a Sandpiper (Nipper).For membership inquiries, contact the club office.