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New Nippers

Information for new Coolum nippers

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

All new Nippers families must complete the online Membership for their Nipper and Parent/Guardian (Register for Nippers below). 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 NOTE - Due to COVID-19 restrictions we are not having a sign-on day this season. Sign-on and registrations are online to keep everyone safe. Lot's of information can be found here on our website regarding Coolum nippers registration and what nippers is all about but if you are still stuck please contact our club administration team at 5446 1148 or complete our contact form today.

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

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 forms can be downloaded by clicking here

There is no cost for Blue Card application.

Once you have completed your form please return to Coolum Beach SLSC admin for processing. 

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

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.

2020-21 Season Nipper Handbook

For all the information you need to know about nippers this season download our 2020-21 Nipper Handbook.

2020-21 Season Nipper Handbook 2020-21 Season Nipper Handbook (234 KB)

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

Corporate Partner


Gold Sponsors

  • Bendigo Bank
  • Billabong Pool Servicing and Supply
  • BRD Group
  • Coolum Caprice
  • Eastell and Co
  • Ken Mills
  • MGI Audit
  • Rip Curl Coolum
  • The Shop Coolum

Silver Sponsors

  • Coolum Caprice
  • Mitre 10
  • Peregian Golf Course

Bronze Sponsors

  • Air-Rite
  • Baldwin Aquatic
  • Competitions Guide
  • Greenhalgh Pickard

Training Partner