Coolum Beach SLSC Nippers

Information for new Coolum Nippers

We're looking forward to a brilliant, fun-filled 2021-22 season at Coolum Nippers. New nipper membership registrations for the coming season will open on 19 July 2021 - find out more here - Joining Nippers.

New Nipper Information Session
2-4 pm, 8 Aug 2021 Coolum SLSC club rooms

We have heaps of information about the coming season here on our website and will be updating dates and details as the start of the season approaches. If you can't find the info you're looking for here contact our club admin team on 5446 1148 or complete our contact form.

Requirements to join Nippers

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.

New Nipper Registrations

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

IMPORTANT NOTE - Sign-on and registrations are online this season. 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.

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
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.

If you are a returning nipper family renew your membership here - Returning Nippers

Nippers

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. You can apply for your Blue Card here bluecard.qld.gov.au

There is no cost for Blue Card application through Coolum Beach SLSC.

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

Blue Card Application - Step 1

SLSAMember Area link - members.sls.com.au

Blue Card Step 1

Blue Card Application - Step 2

QLD Transport CRN link - qld.gov.au/transport/crn

Blue Card Step 2

Blue Card Application - Step 3

Blue Card Application link - bluecard.qld.gov.au

Blue Card Step 3

Once you have completed Steps 1-3 please email your Blue Card Member Account Number to admin@coolumsurfclub.com.au for final processing.

If you get totally stuck or have questions regarding the Blue Card application process including authorisation to confirm an existing card please contact club admin - Contact

Coolum Nipper Fees

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

Coolum Nippers is a FairPlay voucher activity provider which means eligible families can use the Qld Government issued FairPlay voucher towards their Nipper Fees. For more information including eligibility requirements and how to apply visit - qld.gov.au/recreation/sports/funding/fairplay

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
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.

Nipper Handbook

Support Coolum Surf Club

Not ready to become part of Coolum Surf Club but still want to help?

It takes a lot of money to run a surf lifesaving club; from the equipment needed on the beach (vehicles, boards, IRBs, first aid kits, defibrillators etc) to administration and training to facilitate patrolling.

So if you can't join us, support us through one of the following options.

Sponsors

Corporate

Coolum Surf Club Supporters Logo

Training

Ozski Resort Logo