Join and Renew

Become part of the proud and professional team of surf lifesavers helping keep Apollo Bay’s beaches safe

Member Benefits

Access (at limited times) to change rooms, showers and toilets

Trained financial members can use watercraft (boards & skis) - patrol hours only for Nippers & SRC members - all hours for adult Bronze Medallion members

Discounted hall hire for private functions

Professional training opportunities

Wi-Fi on site

Opportunities to compete

Opportunities to become a life saver

Improve Fitness

Working With Children Check (WWCC)

All members 18 years and over must obtain a Working with Children Check (WWCC) or equivalent. As a volunteer it is free of charge. You must list the Apollo Bay SLSC and Life Saving Victoria as your volunteer organisations:  ‘Apollo Bay Surf Lifesaving Club’, PO Box 11 Apollo Bay 3233 Phone: 5237 6765 and Life Saving Victoria, 200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Phone: 03 9676 6900.  As a volunteer, it is a straight-forward process to obtain your WWCC and it is free of charge.  Visit to apply, renew or update your details.

To view Life Saving Victoria’s policy on safeguarding children and young people visit Safeguarding Children and Young People | Life Saving Victoria (

Note: Membership will not be accepted without a copy of your current WWCC.

Joining / Renewing Membership

Membership renewal and associated payment is due annually on 1 July.

Click here to Join:

Click here to Renew:

Video instructions on “How to renew membership or join a club”:

If you can’t remember your username or password, please go to “Forgotten username or password?” within the SLSA Member Area. If this doesn’t work DO NOT create a new account. It may be that your email or phone number is incorrect in the database, so please contact for help.

Fees Schedule 2023

Membership Category



Life Member


Life Member of Apollo Bay SLSC


See Nipper Program table below 

Aged from 7 to 12 years old.  At least one parent or guardian must be a member (any category).



Aged 13 or 14 years old. Qualified to patrol and agrees to patrol for a minimum of 16 hours annually.

Active (Student)


Aged 15 years and over and studying full time.  Qualified to patrol and agrees to patrol for a minimum of 16 hours annually.



Qualified to patrol and agrees to patrol for a minimum of 16 hours annually.

Active (Reserve)


Completed seven (7) years or more of continuous service as a senior patrol member. Qualified to patrol and agreed to patrol for a minimum of 10 hours annually.



Non-patrolling member aged 13 years and over.

To ensure your child can participate in nippers you MUST ALSO fill out the NIPPERS REGISTRATION FORM

Nippers Program



Nippers Family


Aged 7 – 12 years old (must have turned 7 by 30 September).


  • Membership of first nipper
  • Membership of up to two parents/guardians
  • Nipper program fee

Nipper (second)


In addition to your ‘Nipper family’ fee.

Nipper (third & more)


In addition to your ‘Nipper family’ fee.


Surf Rescue Certificate $220.00 Aged 13 years and over. Includes the Surf Rescue Certificate course as outlined in
Bronze Medallion $320.00 Aged 15 years and over. Includes the Bronze Medallion course and the Resuscitation (HLTAID009) course as outlined in


  • All members 18 years and older must have a WWCC or equivalent.
  • To qualify to patrol you must hold a patrol award and ensure that annual Skills Maintenance is up-to-date.
  • Membership discounts: A $30 discount for 40 or more hours of patrol last season, and a $40 discount for 100 or more patrol hours last season. An email will be sent to those individuals that qualify for the discount.
  • Membership as an Active (Reserve) member must be first agreed to by the Apollo Bay SLSC.

SLS Member Area

It is important for each member, 13 years and over, to have an individual login to the “SLS Member Area”. This allows access to viewing patrol hours and awards, entering competitions and enrolling in training courses and skills maintenance.

To activate an individual login, go to the SLSA Members Area at Please keep your username simple and avoid special characters and don’t create a new account if you think you have one already. You will need to know the email address or mobile phone number associated with the existing account. If you don’t know, please DO NOT create a new account, and contact for help.

For step-by-step instructions go to:

Note: Being in a “Family Group” allows one member of the family to pay membership and course fees as part of their family group. Creating an individual login to the SLS Member Area does not affect the “Family Group”.

Club Merchandise

Merchandise is available yearly via the popup shop at the club during the nippers program.  You can take a sneak peak at some of the items here.