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HOW TO JOIN 2020/2021

Registrations are now open for 2020/2021 season.

  • Registrations MAY NOT be accepted if enrolment numbers are reached.
  • Please refer to the Junior Summary document here for important dates & information for our upcoming season.
  • All members MUST complete a Proficiency Swim 
  • New members MUST provide documentation (passport, birth certificate) confirming date of birth.
  • All payments MUST be made at time of registration.
  • If you have a fob, you will need to download & sign the form here & email it to to have the fob reactivated
  • If you have a locker, you will need to download & sign the form here & email it to to maintain use of the locker
  • As part of the registration process you have the opportunity to redeem a NSW Active Kids Voucher for each under-18 Cabarita Beach SLSC member.
    • These vouchers can be redeemed to a maximum value of $100 each, and Cabarita Beach SLSC is accepting these to help offset membership fees.
    • If you would like to use an Active Kids voucher you should download the details before proceeding further with this Cabarita Beach Nippers registration process.
      • You must send a screenshot of the full ACTIVE Kids Voucher to after registration has been completed online.

New, Existing or Returning Nippers

  • Under 6 & Under 7 Nipper Fee - $100 per Nipper
  • Under 8 – Under 14 Nipper Fee - $130 per Nipper
    • Includes Registration Fee
    • Includes Nipper cap (new Nippers only) - Note that your Nipper Cap colour will remain the same for each year you are in Nippers.
    • Does not include Nipper Rash Vest/Shirt
      • If you require an additional Nipper Cap or Nipper Rash vests then a separate fee is applicable.  We will be selling these at the 2 Sign On Help Days on the 26th & 27th September at the Club
  • Before following the registration instructions there are a few resources that you should first avail yourself of:
    • The SLS Members Area User Guide is available online and also in soft copy to download here. 
      • This is the definitive guide to using the SLS Members Portal. If you cannot find the information needed then further assistance can be found at
      •  This guide will help you whether you need to create a portal account, have a portal account already or are joining for the first time!
  • All Cabarita Beach SLSC members need an individual, up-to-date SLS membership account; which includes requiring separate accounts for each child and each parent/guardian club member:
  • If you have any questions please email

Registration Instructions

You can join Cabarita Beach SLSC for the first time or renew your membership quickly online through the Surf Life Saving Australia - Members Portal.

A short user guide is available to download here.

Once you have registered you will need to turn up to complete the pool proficiency swim. (Refer to Step 5).

Step 1. Joining for the first time

If you are enrolling an Under 6 or a new Cabarita Beach Nippers member, then create their SLS account if they do not have one.

If the member currently has a SLS Account then they can skip this step. (Proceed to Step 3)

  • Go to
  • Click Join
  • Please ensure that you select Surf Life Saving NSW and Cabarita Beach as the surf club that you’re joining
  • Fill out your details and submit
    • To Join more members then click the ‘create a family group’ link
    • Tick the 3 boxes and fill in the parent or guardian full name section
  • Submit the form
  • If you are renewing for more than one member this must be repeated for each member.
  • Proceed to Step 3


New members must send us an image of their proof of age (birth certificate or passport)


Step 2. Renewing - no SLS portal account

If the member does not have a Surf Life Saving (SLS) account set up, before they can proceed they will need to set one up for each member joining Cabarita Beach SLSC.

If the member currently has a SLS Account then they can skip this step. (Proceed to Step 3)

Once an account has been set up then Proceed to Step 3 (either Step 3 (A) Renew - with SLS Portal Account or Step 3 (B) Renew - with Family Group).


  • Go to
  • At the bottom of the box you’ll see: Don’t have a Members Area account yet? Click here to create one.
  • Enter your details and choose an ID confirmation method.
  • This must be an email or mobile number originally used to join with.
  • If you’re not sure what these details are contact the Nippers Registrar at
  • Choose a username & password
  • Activate your account using the code or link sent to you
  • Go to next section - Renewing - with portal account below

Step 3. Renewing Options - Individual or Family Group

Step 3 (A): Renewing - with SLS portal account

If not utilising a Family Group renewal, you will have to login as each individual member and renew them one at a time.

Please refer to SLS Members User Guide here for details.

  • Login to the SLS Members area with each member’s username and password:
  • Select menu option “Memberships → Renewals, Payments & Transfers” as shown highlighted below.
  • You will be presented with a summary of your child’s Cabarita Beach SLSC membership:
  • Select Renew:
    • Check that your child’s membership details are correct and if not make the required updates.
    • At the foot of the page accept the declaration and enter a parent or guardian name in the box provided.
  • Click Submit:
    • You should now get directed to a page that simply states “Success. Your renewal request has been recorded in the system and is pending approval.”.
  • Proceed to Step 4
    • Move onto Make A Payment and Active Kids instructions below. 

You can pay for more than one member at a time through the payment portal, just be sure to list each of their names.


Step 3 (B): Renewing - With Family Group

If your family has several members of Cabarita Beach SLSC, and one is over eighteen years of age, then you have the option to create a Family Group and renew your collective memberships in one transaction.

 A Family Group greatly simplifies each season’s membership renewals but is not mandatory.

Please refer to SLS Members User Guide here for details.

  • Create your Family Group and add all family members as per SLS Members Area User Guide
  • Login to as your over eighteen, primary user.
  • Select menu option “Memberships → Family” as shown highlighted below.
    • You’ll now move to a Family Group Details page, with a Renew Memberships action listed on the right.
  • Select Renew Memberships:
    • You now select each family member for renewal, plus accept the SLSA Membership Declaration.
  • Select Submit:
    • All family members have now been renewed and are pending confirmation by Cabarita Beach SLSC.
    • Proceed to Step 4
      • Move onto Make A Payment and Active Kids instructions below.

You can pay for more than one member at a time through the payment portal, just be sure to list each of their names.

Note : If you need to update any member's detail, please go back to My Family Dashboard (Memberships/Family) and select VIEW in the ACTION column ; Click on EDIT for each member that need an update. Change details, tick boxes and fill in the parent/guardian name section before submitting the form.

Note: All adult volunteers also all need a valid, up-to-date SLS account.

Committee Members, Age Managers, Age Assistants, and other Helpers should join/renew their ‘General’ membership of Cabarita Beach SLSC, whereas Water Safety and/or Patrolling members should enrol as ‘Senior Active’.

Step 4. Make a Payment

Option 1

Complete payment process online. Please email if you require more payment options.  

Note: All membership applications won’t be processed until you’ve paid the appropriate annual membership fee.

Make sure you choose the correct membership type.

For each under-18 member you’ll now be presented with a page where you can redeem an Active Kids voucher.

If you wish to use one per under-18, fill out the requested details for each: Voucher code, PIN (child’s date of birth in the format DDMM [day & month]), and the fullpre-discount Cabarita Beach Nippers membership fee for each.

When entering the Nippers Members details, please ensure their name and details match exactly as it appears on their Medicare card and Active Kids Voucher.

  • If there is a discrepancy then we may be unable to accept the Active Kids Voucher.

Please email with a screenshot of Active Kids Voucher

Note: If you don’t redeem your Active Kids vouchers at this point and instead leave this page it will not be shown again. You have only one opportunity to enter the required voucher information. Currently the only known means of returning to this page is to cancel your Cabarita Beach Nippers pending membership request and starting the whole process

Otherwise just leave all fields blank. Click the Next button to proceed again.

Please ensure that Cabarita Beach is the Club/Organisation selected in the Payments Page:

You can make an individual payment per member, or submit several membership fees by adding a Transaction for each member and paying one total figure.

If renewing several Cabarita Beach Nippers members please take into account our different fees:

  • $100 for Under 6 & Under 7, 
  • $130 Under 8 – Under 14, 
  • $40 Associate (parent’s choosing to volunteer on an rostered basis but not a voting member of the Club), 
  • $30 General (Committee Member/Age Manager/Active volunteers who are also voting members of the Club).

  • If you have redeemed an Active Kids voucher, the system will subtract $100 from that Cabarita Beach Nippers' 2020/2021 fee.
  • Please ensure that each Transaction is of type Membership fee and that you specify each member’s full name and activity in the Payment Details:
    • Fred Bloggs: General $30
    • Wilma Bloggs: Associate $40
    • Pebbles Bloggs: Junior Activity Member
  • When all Transactions are entered, click Next at the foot of the page to proceed to credit card payment.
  • A receipt will be emailed to you when credit card payment is completed.
  • Your memberships are now pending renewal and will be processed by Cabarita Beach SLSC.

Step 5. Pool Proficiency Swims

Once registered and fee has been paid, then All Cabarita Beach Nippers must complete their Preliminary Aquatic Evaluation and, depending on their age, Proficiency Swim prior to participating in Nipper activities.

For the Age Specific distance and times please refer to SwimProficiency Form for further details.

2020/2021 Proficiency Swim Dates:

  • Sunday 18th October 2020 Kingscliff TRAC Pool at 9am followed by the Beach Proficiency at Cabarita Beach
  • Sunday 25th October 2020: backup Pool Proficiency at Kingscliff TRAC for any Nippers unable to attend on the 18th

If attending competition for ALL WATER EVENTS (including wade, swim, board, multi-discipline, team) and ALL SAND EVENTS (including sprints, flags, distance, team, R&R, March Past) all competitors must also complete their Preliminary Competition Evaluation and their Open Water Competition Swim prior to entering any Competition Events.


  • "No Water Activities for Nippers with No Preliminary Aquatic Evaluations and No Proficiency Swims Completed" and
  • "No Sand or Water Competition for Competitors with No Competition Swim Evaluations and No Open Water Competition Swims Completed"

If you have any questions please email