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Our Surf Club is always looking for new members. Our volunteers support the local community in more ways than one. There are so many ways in which you can get involved with a Surf Club – Become a Lifesaver, Support our Nippers, Get involved in community Surf Education, or use your skills and experience’s to assist with other projects within the Club.

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Before joining make sure you have reviewed

our approach to training

At Fairy Meadow we like to get our new members in a uniform and on patrol as soon as possible. That’s why, when you join with us you will complete an initial day of training in CPR, First Aid, and/or Radio operations, receive your brand new uniform and join our Patrol Teams as an Award Member. You will then undertake training for your Bronze Medallion while on patrol. This ‘on the job training’ approach allows our new members to gain valuable experience, feel part of the team, and most importantly learn at your own pace.

We take a modularised approach to training. This means you complete your training in stages and receive nationally recognised qualifications as you go. these include:

Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: HLTAID009
Provide First Aid: HLTAID011
Radio Operator: PUAOPE013
Advanced Resuscitation Techniques: HLTAID015


What if I can’t meet the fitness requirements for the bronze medallion?

We understand that not everyone is going to be able to enter the surf and perform a rescue. For some this might be due to fitness, existing injuries or as one of our members puts it “I’m just to old for this”.

You can still patrol our beach and make a positive contribution to our patrol teams, helping to keep the community safe.

While we encourage everyone to have a go at obtaining the Bronze Medallion, you can continue to patrol as an Award Member with qualifications in CPR, First Aid and Radio operations.

Everyone can be a Lifesaver at Fairy Meadow Surf Club

HOW do i JOIN?

At Fairy Meadow we are always accepting new members. We advertise recruitment intakes periodically throughout the year with planned training days to get you started.

You can register your interest in joining our Club by completing this quick online form. We will contact you with details of our next intake when they become available.

If you already hold qualifications such as the Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate HLTAID009, Provide First Aid HLTAID011, or other relevant award you can join our patrols immediately as an Award Member and begin your additional training while on patrol.

To discuss the best way for you to get involved, contact:

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Membership categories

Surf Life Saving now has five membership categories catering to a variety of people, skills and experiences. Whether you are looking to be part of lifesaving patrols, surf sports competitions, training and education or be involved in a great family activity, there’s a membership category to suit you. Listed below are the primary membership categories available for members. For more information relating to membership categories, please refer to the SLSA Regulations

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Active Member

As an Active member, you can be involved in all areas of Surf Life Saving, including patrol duties. Once you are a member, you will gain your Bronze Medallion and be taught skills that will enable you to become a patrolling lifesaver on the beach. Remember, further qualifications and training opportunities are always available for those who wish to expand their skill set.

Active – who want to be patrolling life savers – You can come through the junior ranks to become an active surf lifesaver, or you can join as an adult of any age. Active members are given the opportunity to gain qualifications and skills such as the Bronze Medallion, Advanced Resuscitation Certificate and many more. Once qualified with the Bronze Medallion, you will have the skills and experience to patrol at the beach. Further qualifications and training opportunities are always available for those who wish to expand their skill set.

Award – Participants who want to be involved in the surf club in a qualified or position holding capacity – Award Members play a vital role in keeping surf life saving operating smoothly at a club level. Many of our Award Members are people who have chosen to work in important support roles, such as radio operations, first aid and resuscitation

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Junior Member

Junior activities aged 5-13 years – Junior activities, better known as ‘Nippers’, is an activity-based program designed to educate young children about surf safety and awareness. The Nipper program offers participants the opportunity to meet new friends whilst taking part in activities to develop skills in lifesaving, surf safety, surf sports, personal development and leadership.
The Nippers program is held in most surf clubs during the summer period on Sunday mornings. The season usually starts in October after school holidays and lasts until the Easter school holidays.
Cadets , You can join Surf Life Saving as a Cadet and have a great time mixing with other teenagers. You can begin by gaining your Surf Rescue Certificate, which enables you to work as a member of a team of lifesavers. As well as being able to spend time on the beach, you will have the opportunity to make new friends that will stay with you for life.

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Associate Members

Participants who want to be involved in the surf club but not necessarily patrol on the beach. As an Associate Member you will meet adults who are happy to help out when they have the time, and others who have specific skills they wish to contribute. As an Associate Member, you’re not required to hold a surf life saving qualification- so if you prefer to be out of the surf rather than in it, this is a great way for you to be involved.

Community Members

A Community Membership is a new membership category for Surf Life Saving that would allow people to join their local Surf Life Saving Club, without the initial intention or need to participate directly in lifesaving activities.

Honorary and Service

Incorporates Life membership, Long Service membership, Honorary membership and Past Active membership.

Any questions about joining the club or which membership suits you email or if you are returning to the Surf Life Saving Community email

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