Membership

Be A Part Of Your Community Surf Club

Waratah Beach Surf Lifesaving Club (WBSLSC) has something for everyone. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and physical abilities to become involved at the club. The main functions of the club are to provide beach patrols to the Sandy Point community throughout the summer months; and educate children and adults in water safety.

Member Benefits

WBSLSC provides a range of different opportunities for members to participate and develop their skills and knowledge. Members can participate in all areas of the club including beach patrols, club programs, competition and life saving courses and awards. Members have the use of club facilities and equipment. There are also a number of social functions and events that members can be involved in throughout the year. Whilst the club has many activities and events, all of these contribute in some way to supporting the club’s primary function of providing a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience for all visitors to Sandy Point beach. WBSLSC provides training to develop skills and proficiencies required to become actively involved as beach patrollers and first aiders along with other roles to support our club programs, such as Nippers. Members can also contribute by nominating for a position on the committee or other sub-committees. There is also a range of other areas beside the traditional beach and water activity roles that you can be involved in to assist the running of the club. Joining a Lifesaving Club is a unique and rewarding experience that can ultimately change your life and the lives of the Victorian beach going public.

Important Information For Members

We’ve Improved the Way You Renew Your Membership

From the 2020/2021 season the all new memberships and membership renewals, including payments will be via the Surf Life Saving Australia members portal; you no longer need to switch between Surf Lifesaving Australia and WBSLSC to renew your membership.

The Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) Members Portal is a one-stop shop (single sign-on) for all your surf lifesaving online needs.

Club Merchandise & payments for camps, courses and events are still through the club online store.

Member Registration/Renewal

WBSLSC  welcomes applications from potential new members. Our club genuinely has something for everyone, of all ages, with opportunities to meet friends for life and give back to your community through social and fundraising events. What better place to be than right on your favourite beach every weekend!

Thank you for wanting to join our club, we can’t wait to have you on board.

New Memberships

All WBSLSC membership registrations are conducted through the Surf Life Saving Australia portal. Follow the simple steps below.

Step 1: Apply

Apply for membership at Lifesaving Online All categories of membership (including Social) are applied for the same way.

  • Visit https://members.sls.com.au/members/join/member-join
  • Select ‘Surf Life Saving Club’ from the options
  • Search For “Waratah Beach” as the club you want to join
  • Select Family or Individual.
    • NOTE: If applying as a family you must apply for EACH family member (starting with the ‘primary’ member, which might be yourself) then the others on subsequent rows.

The system will prompt you to set up an SLSA Member Area account. This is essential for club payments, renewals and change of details.

Step 2: Pay

At the end of this process you will be asked to pay with a credit card. Click on the ‘make payment’ button that appears after you have submitted your application(s). WBSLSC fees are listed for you. You have to manually enter the amount (since fees and categories differs from club to club). Please list the family surname in “details”.

Please note that your membership application will not be progressed UNTIL payment is received. Once you’ve applied, even if you’ve skipped payment, a generic automatic email will come to you from Surf Life Saving Australia that implies that you should wait to hear from the club.

Membership Renewals

All membership registrations are conducted through the Surf Life Saving Australia portal. Follow the simple steps below.

If you have been a member of a Lifesaving club anywhere in Australia at any time in the past you will need to apply for a transfer. Either WBSLSC or your old club can help you with this. If you can’t remember the year you were last a member, try SLSA Helpline 1300 724 006.

Step 1: Log In

Step 2: Locate Your WBSLSC Membership

  • From your dashboard select ‘Memberships’ from the top menu
  • Click on Renewals, Payments & Transfers
  • Click “Renew” under Waratah Beach. If you’re a member it will be listed under “Surf Clubs”.

Step 3: Check Your Details

  • Scroll through your membership details and correct any incorrect or out-of-date information
  • Fill out the declaration
  • Hit Submit

Step 4: Pay

At the end of this process you will be asked to pay with a credit card. Click on the ‘make payment’ button that appears after you have submitted your application(s). WBSLSC fees are listed for you. You have to manually enter the amount (since fees and categories differs from club to club). Please list the family surname in “details”.

Please note that your membership application will not be progressed UNTIL payment is received. Once you’ve applied, even if you’ve skipped payment, a generic automatic email will come to you from Surf Life Saving Australia that implies that you should wait to hear from the club.

Put Your Hand Up

Volunteer at Waratah Beach

From cooking sausages at the Nippers BBQ, helping out at the bar, learning surf rescue skills to take to the beach or volunteering in positions of leadership.

If you are keen to make a contribution, there are so many jobs that make us a successful club and we welcome you to put your hand up.

Every hour you can give, every idea, and every contribution you make counts!