Becoming a Member

Anyone can apply to become a member of 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.

Members are asked to renew their membership online via the SLSA Members Area and make payment directly to SLSA Payment Pateway. 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 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

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.

Membership Category Description Fee
  • 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.
  • May compete at surf carnivals and participate in interclub competition events.
  • 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.
  • May compete at surf carnivals and participate in interclub competition events.
  • Accommodates new members until they gain their SLSA award or placed in an appropriate category.
Active Reserve
  • Upon written request, may be granted to an Active member who has completed 8 years of 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.
Long Service
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Not required to perform the duties of an Active Member. No SLSA Awards required, however person should demonstrate inability to perform Active duties.
  • Conferred upon distinguished visitors, visiting kindred club members or those who render honorary professional services to the Club.
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.
  • Conferred upon any member who has rendered distinguished service to the Club and who has been a member for at least 15 years, or to a member who has displayed exceptional bravery in saving life or attempting to save life.
Junior Activity
  • For members of the Cronulla Crays nippers.
  • Must be between the ages of 7 and 14, as at 30th September each season.
1 – $130
2 – $215
3+- $290
  • Suitable for members such as parents or guardians of a Junior Activity Member (Cray).

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.