Membership

How to Join

Anyone can apply to join Cronulla SLSC.

You can either join in person at the Club office during office hours, or join online at Surf Life Saving Australia’s website.

Some membership categories require the applicant to perform a test swim, to ascertain their swimming abilities.

  • Senior Active membership – 400m in less than 8 minutes
  • Junior/Cadet Active membership – 200m in less than 5 minutes

Membership Renewals

All membership annual renewal fees shall fall due on May 1, of each year. Members who fail to pay their fees by the Annual General Meeting shall be declared unfinancial. Membership will lapse if a person fails to pay their fees by the 30 November, of each year.

Pay on time and avoid a late payment fee of $25 if your membership fee is not paid by 30 June (Nippers and General Members have until 31 October).

Members are asked to renew their membership online via the SLSA Members Area and make payment directly to SLSA Payment Gateway. Instruction on how to renew online can be found on the SLSA Help Portal.

Payment can then be made using Visa or MasterCard.

The SLSA Members Area also gives members the ability to sign and submit an electronic copy of their membership form and access all awards, patrols, and rosters.

Members can also pay by attending the Club Office during office hours with CASH, CHEQUE, VISA / MASTERCARD or alternatively by Direct Deposit:
BSB: 062 150
ACCOUNT NO: 0080 1697
For Direct Deposit payments please note your name in the reference section of the deposit.

If you do not renew online a completed and signed hard copy membership form must be emailed to admin@cronullasurfclub.com or mailed to PO Box 8 CRONULLA NSW 2230

Change of Details: Changes can be made via the SLSA Members Area or alternatively, please advise the office admin@cronullasurfclub.com

Membership Categories

The table below summarises each membership category within Cronulla SLSC. A full description, along with the rules that govern each category can be found in the Club’s Constitution. You can obtain a copy of our constitution at the club office.

Junior Membership

Junior Activity Member

For members of the Cronulla Crays nippers. Must be between the ages of 5 and 14, as at 30th September each season.

Fee

1st Child – $140

2nd Child – $90

3rd Child – $70

4th + Child – $0

Cadet Member (13-15)

Participates in lifesaving duties, is rostered to a Patrol and must remain proficient each year. Shall be the holder of, or a candidate for, the Surf Rescue Certificate award.

Fee

$70

Active Membership

Active Patrol Member (15-18), Active 18+

Participates in lifesaving duties, is rostered to a Patrol and must remain proficient each year. Shall be the holder of, or a candidate for, the Bronze Medallion award.

Fee

$90

Active Reserve Member

Upon written request, may be granted to an Active member who has completed 8 years of active service. Participates in lifesaving duties and must remain proficient each year. Are not rostered onto a Patrol, however must perform a minimum of 12 patrol hours to be eligible to compete.

Fee

$90

Award Member

For holders of SLSA Awards who for reasons satisfactory to the Committee are unable to perform full Active duties (e.g. temporary or permanent disability).

Fee

$90

Associate Membership

Associate Member

Not required to perform the duties of an Active Member. No SLSA Awards required, however person should demonstrate inability to perform Active duties.

Fee

1st year – $250
Subsequent years – $200

Associate Member – Holding Office

Not required to perform the duties of an Active Member. No SLSA Awards required, however person should demonstrate inability to perform Active duties. Holds a position on a Club Committee.

Fee

$90

Probationary Member

Accommodates new members until they gain their SLSA award or placed in an appropriate category. All new members over the age of 19 must pay the Probationary Member Fee. Re-joining and archived members must pay the Probationary Member Fee

Fee

$150

General Member

Suitable for members such as parents or guardians of a Junior Activity Member (Crays).

Fee

1st Parent -$90

2nd Parent – $40

Honorary and Long Service Membership

Long Service Member

Recognises long service history to the club. May be granted to members who have completed ten (10) years active service or to members who have completed eight (8) years active service plus four (4) years reserve active service. Exempt from the requirements of Active Membership.

Fee

$90

Honorary Member

Conferred upon distinguished visitors, visiting kindred club members or those who render honorary professional services to the Club.

Fee

exempt

Life Member

To be elected as a Life Member is the highest honour that can be achieved. Life Members of our Club are held in the highest esteem.

Fee

exempt

Other Fees

Competitor Levy

Any member competing for the club at an endorsed carnival or championship event is required to pay the Competitor Levy. The levy includes craft storage, carnival entry fees, coaching, gym. Must be paid before carnival entry or entry fee paid by the Club.

Fee

$150

Craft Storage Fee

If you wish to store personal craft in the craft shed if space is available. (waived for competitors who have paid competitor levy)

Fee

$100

Gym Fee – Active/Patrolling

Gym fee for members who are in an active membership category or other members currently patrolling. (waived for competitors who have paid competitor levy)

Fee

$50

Gym Fee – Long Service/Award/Life Member/Associates holding Office

Gym fee for members who are in an a For current Long Service, Award, Life Members and Associate Members holding office

Fee

$150

Gym Fee – Associate

Gym fee for Associate Members

Fee

$350

Locker Fee

Lockers will be allocated annually by a ballot system

Fee

$50

Access Fob/Wrist Band Replacement

Replacement fee for a lost access fob or wrist band

Fee

$25

Clearance/Transfer of Membership

Once a member of any surf life saving club in Australia, it is entirely possible to maintain dual membership, or transfer your existing membership to/from another club. There are rules that govern transfers, set by SLSA.

A member may transfer his/her whole membership, or just the competitive rights. In this scenario, patrol requirements are fulfilled at a different club (e.g. North Cronulla) to where the member competes (e.g. Cronulla). A member may not compete for two clubs at the same time and only one transfer is allowed per season.

To request a transfer, the member must lodge a transfer form through the ‘winning’ club. The ‘losing’ club will consider the transfer within 21 days. The ‘losing’ club may object to the transfer should the member be in default of patrol requirements, owe the club money etc. Such matters are taken before the State Centre, and all decisions there are final. Competitive transfers automatically take effect from the date the application is approved.