New Nippers

New nipper registrations

Thank you for choosing Coolum Nippers we look forward to many fun-filled sessions on the beach.

Sign-On For 2019-20 Season

All new Nippers families must complete the online Membership for their Nipper and Parent/Guardian (Register for Nippers below) by closing date  1 November 2019

Before registering your child for Nippers, please take a minute to consider these very important points:

  • Can your child swim?
  • Is your child happy in the beach environment?
  • Is your child confident to enter the water without you?

Nippers is not a swimming skills program. For the safety of all nippers and volunteers, there is an expectation that all participants will have an existing level of age-appropriate swimming competency before joining Nippers. Your child will enjoy the benefits of Nippers a lot more if they can swim and are confident in the water.

Important - We are making a change to the age nippers can join this season. If your child is 5 on 30th September 2019 they are welcome to sign up as a green cap this season.


Nipper registrations are carried out online this season here - Register for Nippers

You can follow the link now and register your nipper/s or our volunteers will be available at the Information and Sign-On session to go through the registration process with you. 

Tips and help with the registration process can be found here - How to join a surf club

Blue Card

To provide a safe environment for our nippers we ask that each parent, relative, or adult who will attend nippers gets a Working With Children Blue Card. The form can be downloaded here -

Blue Card Application Form Blue Card Application Form (232 KB)

Alternatively, we will have copies of the Blue Card form at the Information and Sign-On session or you can pick one up from our club admin. There is no cost for Blue Card application.

For more information on Blue Cards including authorisation to confirm an existing card visit - Blue Cards


Our Nipper fees for this season are listed here - Nipper Fees You will need to pay your fee during registration.

If you have any trouble with your registration or have any questions please contact our club administration team at 5446 1148.

New member applications

Please bring original copies of identification documents so they can be sighted and returned.

To complete a new Nipper registration you will need the following paperwork for each Nipper and any parent/guardian who will be on the beach with the Nipper at any time during the Nipper season.

Parent / Guardian paperwork Nipper paperwork
Completed online Parent/Guardian* membership application Completed online Nipper membership application
Primary form of ID (driver’s license or passport) Birth certificate
Secondary form of ID (Medicare card, bank card)  
Completed Blue Card** application form (or your current blue card and a completed blue card authority form if you are already a blue card holder)  

* Parents/caregivers must become members of the Coolum Beach SLSC for their child/children to join the Nippers. The minimum requirement is Associate Membership status and the cost of this is included with Nipper membership fees.

** All parents/caregivers must hold a current Positive Notice Blue Card. Application for this card for volunteers is FREE for Nipper parents/caregivers through the Lifesaving Administration Office.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their continual support.

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Gold Sponsors

  • Bendigo Bank
  • BRD Group
  • Coolum Beach Real Estate
  • Coolum Caprice
  • Ken Mills
  • Rip Curl Coolum
  • The Shop Coolum

Silver Sponsors

  • Coolum News
  • Flight Centre Coolum
  • Great Northern
  • MGI Audit
  • Mitre 10
  • National Storage
  • Peregian Golf Course

Bronze Sponsors

  • Air-Rite
  • Competitions Guide
  • Coolum Bowls Club
  • Greenhalgh Pickard

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