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Joining, renewing, transferring and fees


to renew your existing membership, transfer from another club or for information on Junior Activity and General Membership and Membership fees, there are a number of options for you to consider, please read below.


New Members

It’s great that you’d like to get involved in the movement and to make a difference.

Surf Life Saving Clubs are central hubs of communities around Australia and are at the heart of Surf Life Saving.

They’re more than just a building, they’re a place to call home, they’re like a family.

No matter who you are, or what your background is, everyone is welcome in Surf Life Saving and there is a role for everyone no matter your skill level.

All new members – i.e. those who are not already a member of another surf club and do not hold any SLSA awards who wish to join Freshwater Surf Club as a cadet or senior active member, need to contact the Club to obtain a new membership document package which will include not only the application form but a variety of other documents relating to your anticipated training.

New members wishing to join as associate members can apply by contacting

To join another club or to find out more about surf life saving head to the NSW State website to find the Surf Life Saving Club for you.


Becoming a Member

Renewal of Membership

While Covid-19 is with us we are asking that before club access is given we are requesting that membership renewal be done.  FOB access to the club will be denied until fees are paid.


Only financial members are covered by SLSNSW Insurance and iCare (formerly WorkCover) and are entitled to member benefits.

Renew your membership

Transfers from other clubs


Members transferring from other surf clubs need to complete a transfer online through the SLSA Members Area DO NOT pay any fees. When your membership transfer application comes through to Freshwater you will be contacted by admin and advised what payment is required along with any other documentation needed and the transfer process will begin.

If a transferring member wishes to apply for reserve active or long service membership of our club when they are not in that category at their existing club, they will need to provide written proof from their existing club that their patrol record meets the relevant criteria for active reserve or long service membership.

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Membership Help

Members Area Login

Login to your Members Area account, select the Lifesaving Online/Renewals tab and select to Renew your Freshwater Membership.  Check all your details are correct and up to date, and make any payments due online. YOU MUST DO BOTH – RENEW and PAY.

If you have never used the Members Area Login before you will need to create an account. You may wish to view this video to see how to create an account – (Video: How to Create a Member Area Account). If you have and can’t remember your login details click the forgotten username/password link to retrieve your information.

Online Payments

When you submit your renewal for an individual or family group you will be prompted to make an online payment. To access the online payment screen at any time, login, select the Lifesaving Online/Renewals tab and then select Online Payments from the sub menu.

Family Groups

A family member over 18 years can create a Family Group that will enable them to manage and renew all family members at once. To access Family Groups select the Lifesaving Online/Renewals tab and select My Family from the sub-menu.

Active Kids Programme

Can Freshwater Cadets participate in the Active Kids programme?

Every child (4.5 – 18 years old) who has a current Medicare card and is enrolled in school from Kindergarten to Year 12 is eligible but;

PLEASE NOTE:  The vouchers can only be used for online renewals through members portal. There is a guide here.  (If you have already paid your membership fees for the current season you can’t make a claim for a cash refund of the Kids voucher amount with us after that).

Competition Levy

Please remember this fee must be paid prior to the end of December each year.

$100 for Open and Masters
$75 for u15s, u17s & u19s.

2021/22 Fees


Active Senior 18+, Long Service, Reserve Active, Award $110.00
Cadets 13-15 & Active Junior 15-18 $75.00
Associate $150.00
Gym Fee for Associates $140.00
Life Members & 50yr Long Service Members Free
Long service Members aged 70yrs+ $55.00
Competition Levy Open & Masters (must be paid by end December each season) $100.00
Competition Levy u15s, u17s & u19s (must be paid by end December each season) $75.00
Late fee (Into effect after 1st October) $20.00