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Nippers begins 12th december at 3pm
We will meet for two weeks before breaking for the holidays, then return January 30 to complete the season.
This year, fees have been reduced by 50%, as club social activities will be limited, and there are no individual fees for Starfish and Nippers participants.
Sign up now!
How to Join or Renew
You must complete all six steps to participate in the Nippers program.
Step 1. Complete the Nipper Registration Form
Fill out the Nipper Registration Form for each participant (age 13 or younger as of 30th September). If you're joining as an individual or a family with no nippers to sign up, skip to Step 2. NOTE: The U6 group for children who were age 5 as of 30th September is full. Please click here to email us to be added to the waitlist.
Step 2. Register or Renew with Surf Life Saving Australia
If you are new, or it's been a few years, start by creating an account with Surf Life Saving Australia. Choose the first option (Surf Life Saving Club) and follow the steps to select Hampton and My Family, then register each family member age 5+. Any members under age 15 require family memberships that include at least one adult member.
For renewals, simply sign into your account here and select "My Family" to renew everyone in your family group. Make sure contact information is up to date.
If you need help, refer to this how-to guide. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll walk you through it!
Step 3. Pay Membership Fees for Your Family and Each Nipper
Go to the SLSA payment page. Sign up for your family membership.
PAYMENT DETAILS: Where it asks for "Payment Details," please add a description that clearly tells our volunteers what your payment is for, such as "Smith Family, 2 nippers, Eva and Max.".
Once your payment has been made, you will receive a confirmation email, HLSC will be notified and we will reach out to you.
Step 4. Get or Update Your Working with Children Check
All members 18+ must hold a valid WWCC card, even if you are a member of traditionally exempt group such as police officers and teachers (see LSV policy on exempt groups here, section 6.2.2).
Visit the Victoria WWCC site to get a card, renew an expiring card, or to add Hampton Life Saving Club and Life Saving Victoria to your account.
You'll need these addresses to add HLSC and LSV to your MyCheck account:
Hampton Life Saving Club, PO Box 1124, Hampton North, 3188, 9598 0600
Life Saving Victoria, 200 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne, 3207, 03 9676 6900
If you're a returning member and your card is still valid, you don't need to do anything.
Read the Life Saving Victoria policy on safeguarding children and youth.
Step 5. Email Proof of Age and WWCC
Please email proof of age for each new nipper as well as a copy of WWCC cards for any adults to email@example.com.
Step 6. Join or Update Team App
Critical communications (such as last-minute weather-related cancellations) and schedules are sent via Team App, and you'll be able to order and pay for your required high-vis rashies here. Download the app or create an account online (or do both!) Add yourself to all relevant access groups, such as your children's Nipper groups, the Nipper parent group, patrols, etc. Make sure notifications are turned on.
2020-2021 Membership Fees
$140 Family Membership (required for all Nippers participants)
$80 Starfish Family Membership
$0 Per-Nipper Fee (standard Nippers and Starfish program)
$70 Individual Membership (age 15+)
$40 Social Membership (18+; bar and event access only; may not be available this year)
Reduced Fees by Board Invitation Only
Families who actively contribute to running the club by extensively patrolling or volunteering may qualify for reduced fees. These families have already been notified directly by the board.
$80 Active Family Membership
$40 Active Individual Membership (age 15+)
$70 Past Active Individual Membership (age 15+)
The Hampton LSC board will consider membership fee support in cases of financial hardship. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if we can help.