Freshwater Nippers Registration

Registrations for the 2017/18 Nippers season at Freshwater is closed as of midnight 20 September.

We are not accepting any new registrations after this time. Please do not contact the registrar if you have missed the deadline.

For those of you that have registered but not yet been accepted, we are working hard to process your applications over the next 2 weeks.  Please double check that you have completed all of the necessary steps as outlined below: 

 

If you are new to Nippers, make sure you have:

  • Registered one or more parents.
  • Emailed ID for the parent(s) and the child(ren).
  • Emailed an MPD for each of the parent(s).
  • Paid for the family. You can do this from the portal.
     

If you are adding a new child to an existing Nippers family, make sure you have:

  • Renewed one or more parents and the existing Nippers.
  • Emailed Proof of Age for the new Nipper to the Registrar
  • Paid for the family. You can do this from the portal.
     

If you are renewing a Nippers family, make sure you have:

  • Renewed each of the members (including at least one parent)
  • Paid for the family. You can do this from the portal.
     

If you had access to the portal (https://portal.sls.com.au) last year but can’t log in now:

There is a forgotten password (and username) facility.

Sometimes your name or date of birth may have been incorrectly entered in the system so this doesn’t work. Contact the Nippers Registrar.
 

If you are a recent member but have never accessed the portal (https://portal.sls.com.au):

Go here to set up an account.

Sometimes your name or date of birth may have been incorrectly entered in the system so this doesn’t work. Contact Registrar
 

How can you get cap/swimwear?

The shop will be open for the first few weeks at nippers from 8am. It is located on the sand to the left of the roller door (when looking at the surf club).

 

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The registration processes are explained below.

1.    Registrations for New Families

2.    Renewals for Existing Families

3.    New Registrations for Children of Existing Families

 

Registration Cost

One child, one parent, family social fee                                      $180

Two children, one parent, family social fee                                $250

Three (or more) children, one parent, family social fee           $300

 

* The parental component included in the above costs is $40. This insures the parent whilst assisting in nipper activities at Freshwater Beach.  

** If a parent is already an Active Member (ie Patrolling Member) deduct $40 from the above amounts.

** If an additional parent wishes to join as a General Member (ie Nipper parent) add $40 to the above amount. 

 

Forms

The APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP form is available here.  

The MEMBER PROTECTION DECLARATION form is available here.

These forms will also be available on Registration day at the club.

 

1.  Registration for New Families

OPTION A - In Person on Registration Day

Registration day is on Sunday 10th September 2017 from 9am to 12noon at Freshwater SLSC.  This is an effective way for us to answer general queries and on the day you can;

  • Complete the Application for Membership forms for children and parent(s)
  • Complete the Member Protection Declaration for parent(s) and provide ID
  • Show proof of age for the children
  • Purchase clothing
  • Pay for your registration

 

OPTION B - Online Registration

If you are unable to attend the registration day you can register online. 

Instructions commence at http://sls.com.au/join.

From this screen the process is intuitive.  If you require help, please refer to this guide.

There are 3 stages required to complete the registration.

  1. Registration is required for each child and at least 1 parent.
  2. At the payment screen you have to pay to “Freshwater SLSC”
  3. Email scans or photos of the following to the Registrar
  • A completed Member Protection Declaration for parent(s) along with ID
  • Proof of age for each of the children

 

OPTION C - Via Email / EFT Payment

If you are unable to attend registration day you can send your application forms and payment electronically.   This must be completed before midnight, Wednesday 20th September, 2017.

There are 2  steps required to complete this process:

  1. Email scans or photos of the following to the Registrar
  • An Application for Membership form is required for each child and at least 1 parent.
  • A completed Member Protection Declaration for parent(s) along with ID
  • Proof of age for each of the children
  1. Pay to BSB 633000 A/C No. 117 077 479 “Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club”. Include your family name as the reference.

 

2.  Renewals for Existing Families

All registrations for existing families must be completed by midnight Wednesday, 20th September online via the  “Surf Life Saving Australia Members Portal” website.  The Lifesaving Online (LSO) section is where you renew membership, pay registration fees, manage your family group and personal details.

(i) If you renewed online last season you would have created an account and most likely created a Family Group. Login to the Members Portal at http://portal.sls.com.au then click the ‘Lifesaving Online’ tab on the first row.

You will see the ‘My Family’ tab on the 2nd row. Please carefully check and update contact details; particular attention needs to be paid to First Name, Last Name, DOB and contact details (especially mobile & email address).

From this page you need to both RENEW MEMBERSHIPS and MAKE PAYMENTas per the links on the right hand side of the page. At the payment screen you have to pay to “Freshwater SLSC”, noting all names can be included on the 1 line with the total family fee.

(ii) If you did not set up a Family Group last season, please go to the My Family tab and click the “Create Family Group” button. The steps are intuitive however if you are unsure please refer to this guide.

The Registrar will need to approve the Family Group and you will not be able to manage the group until this has been done, however you CAN perform the RENEW MEMBERSHIP and MAKE PAYMENT steps.

(iii) If you need to set up a Member Portal account for the first time, instructions commence at http://sls.com.au/join. From this screen the process is intuitive and there is a user guide linked to this page. Once the account is created you can create a Family Group, then perform the RENEW MEMBERSHIP and MAKE PAYMENT steps as above.

 

3.  New Registrations for Children of Existing Families

This is to be completed via OPTION B above.

Perform the first stage of registration  and then scan your proof of age for the children and email to the Registrar.

Payment can be incorporated when paying for the whole family in the Family Group process above.

 

If you should have any questions in regard to the registration process, email the Registrar, Dan Scott