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Nipper Information Booklet 2017-2018

Mudjimba Nippers program is designed to teach nippers about surf life saving, surf skills and aquatic safety.

Nippers is a national surf education program developed by Surf Life Saving Australia. The program encompasses both practical and beach based activities and includes education components that develop understanding, skill and values relative to surf life saving and aquatic safety, management and education.

Each nipper will complete a Surf Education Certificate relative to their age group and will receive a certificate at the end of the season to acknowledge their achievement.

Nippers must be in attendance for the majority of the sessions to be awarded their Surf Education Certificate and to enable participation in Carnivals.

Fees 2017-2018
  • Active/Award - $100
  • Associate - $115
  • 1st Nipper - $115
  • 2nd and subsequent Nippers - $105

Fees Include:
  • Age Group Coloured Cap
  • Pink Safety Rash Singlet

Payment to be made to:
  • BSB: 633000
  • ACC: 124469958
  • Acc Name: Mudjimba SLSC
Get Started Vouchers

Queensland Government has Get Started Vouchers that may be able to assist your family in Nipper Fees. Round 10 Get started Voucher program commences on 12 July 2017 and closes 27 September 2017 or earlier if all vouchers have been allocated.

Find out more to see if you’re eligible Find out more about Get Started.

Nipper Registration 2017-2018

Information Day

New nippers are invited to attend one of the Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club Nipper Information Days at the clubhouse:

5 August 9am – 12 noon

13 August 12 noon – 3pm

Please note: You will only need to attend one of these sessions not both.

Registration on Information Day

You will need to bring original copies of identification so they can be sighted in order to process your registration:

· Parent/guardians - either driver’s license or passport and a secondary form of ID (eg Medicare care card, bank card)

· Nippers - birth certificate

On the day you will be able to complete the following forms:

If you cannot attend any of the Information Days you can sign up online by visiting (instruction on how to do the Online Registration below), however we will need to see you and your child’s identification.

NOTE: Nipper Parents and/or Guardians MUST become members in order for their child/children to become eligible for the Nipper Junior Activities Program. The minimum requirement for a Nipper Parent/Guardian is that of Associate Membership.

Nipper Eligibility requirements

Age requirementsAge Groups 2017-18

Preliminary Evaluations - In order to be eligible your child MUST complete a Pool and Beach Evaluation.

Pool evaluations will be held at the Nambour Pool (Petrie Park Rd, Nambour Q 4560) on:

20 August 9am-12 noon

26 August 9am-12 noon

Please note: You will only need to attend one of these sessions not both.

Beach evaluations (Run-Swim-Run) will be held on the first day of Nippers (conditions permitting). This will involve an open water swim as per the age group.

The Competition Evaluation only needs to be achieved if your child will be participating in inter-club competition.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to make one of pool swim dates above, you will need to organise your own pool swim assessment and have this signed off by an authorised assessor.

Please print the Pool Swim Evaluation Form and take to the pool for an assessor to sign off after seeing your child swim etc and ONLY scan or simply take a photo and email to

Please ensure you have registered and paid your fees also.

Online Registration

  1. Read the New or Returning Member Online Registration
    - This includes 'How to Pay and 2017-18 Nippers Fees'
  2. One Parent or Legal Guardian must join Mudjimba SLSC as an Associate Member with their Nipper(s)
    - Register on the SLSA WEBSITE
    - Follow the steps on the SLSA website to "Create account" – one account per individual
  3. Complete a Blue Card Application if you hold a position that requires a Blue Card - Blue Card - New & Renewal Application
  4. Your Nipper(s) must complete a Pool Swim - Nipper Pool Swim Assessment Form and return the form to Nippers Registrar.

Please Note: A membership will not be accepted until payment of membership fees has been received and a - Blue Card Application form (if required, please note positions that require a Blue Card) has been submitted.

Online Membership Registration How To

How to Create an Account for a NEW Membership or Renew your Existing Membership Online

Mudjimba is encouraging online registration and payment.

If you are renewing a family membership or registering as a new member, you will need to create a separate membership account for each member (including each Nipper).

You must LOG OUT before creating an account for the next member in the family. You must use a different login name for each person, but you are welcome to use the same password, especially for Nipper accounts, so you don’t have to remember too many passwords.

Adult members (over 18) may need to hold a valid Blue Card – the form is available on our website.

Please follow the directions below for ALL family members (an individual account is required for each person) to become a member of Mudjimba SLSC.

Please do not use the 'My Family' option.

How To Register Online for a New Membership or Renew a Membership

Go to the Members Portal.

If you are renewing a membership for "1" member only login and renew.

If you have more than one member you will need to create another account for each member. All Nippers and Associates must have a separate account.

Creating a New Membership

Instead of clicking on the Login tab, click on the "Create Account" tab.

Once this page below appears fill out all the information required as it is saved on Surfguard from your original application i.e. no nicknames or known as names.

Important: Don't forget you will need to create a different account for each person (including Nippers).

Include your preferred Username and Password for future use. You will need a unique Username for each account, but can use the same password.

Tick your preferred option to have your confirmation code sent to you – email or SMS.

We suggest that you select mobile. An SMS will be sent to you to allow you to activate your account. Alternatively, an email to activate your account will be sent.

When you are done hit the "NEXT" tab and the system will confirm and send you a confirmation SMS/email.

You will then need to go to your selected email address to view mail sent to you from SLSQ, which will look like this below, on there you will see the link to that says "Click here to activate your account now" or type in the details from the SMS.

This page below will appear and you need to "Click" the Lifesaving Online tab.

This membership's page appears next and you need to "Click" the Renew tab.

Once the Membership Renewal page appears you will be able to check all the details are correct and add any extra information (e.g. Medical etc).

If you are filling in for a Nipper, you will need to fill in your name in the authority section at the bottom.

Please Note: On Nipper Accounts, the "Email Address 1" is the address that will be used to send out any information specific to a Nipper Age Group, so please ensure it is relevant.

After submitting your renewal, you will be taken to this page:

Important: Don't forget you need to do this for all Nippers and Parents/Guardians in your family.

Congratulations, you have now renewed or created your new membership, now you are required to pay your membership fees.

Paying Your Membership Fees

Your can either pay your Membership Fees ONLINE (preferable) or you can still pay at the Office by cash or cheque.

If you are using Internet banking please deposit the required amount (see below) into our account:

BSB: 633000
ACC: 124469958
Acc Name: Mudjimba SLSC

2017-18 Fees:
Active, Award $100
Associate $115
1st Nipper $115

Subsequent Nippers (each) $105 (If you are paying multiple memberships please send an email to the Club with the breakdown of the payment).

Your membership will not be accepted until payment of membership fees & Blue Card Application (if required) have been received.

Who Needs a Blue Card

Read the SLSQ Blue Card Screening Policy to find out if your Blue Card requirements.

4.2. What positions in SLS must apply for a Blue Card?

The following is a list of positions in Surf Lifesaving where the people in those positions, if over 18 years of age, must complete the screening procedures:

  • Committee Members
  • Junior Activities Chairperson and Committee Members
  • Junior Activities Team Managers
  • Junior Activities Assistant Team Managers
  • Junior Activities Chaperones
  • Age Managers and Assistant Age Managers
  • Junior Activities Coaches
  • Junior Activities Assistant Coaches
  • Cadet / Youth Officers
  • Chief Training Officer and Training Officers
  • Assessors
  • Patrol Captains
  • Patrol Members
  • Coaches
  • Assistant Coaches
  • Chaperones
  • Senior Team Managers
  • Officials
  • Water Safety Personnel (including IRB Crew)
  • Photographers
  • Peer Support Officers
  • All leaders, instructors and chaperones involved in a “live-in” situation
  • Administrators
  • Caretakers (including Live-in)
  • All Surf Lifesaving Paid Employees (including under 18’s)

All participation is welcome for Qualified Water Safety, Age Managers and Officials.

For further information complete the Nippers Contact Form or if you have any questions about signing your Nipper(s) up please call Mudjimba SLSC during office hours (Monday and Wednesday 9am-1pm or as notified above) on: 07 5448 7080.

Further Information & resources

  • What Age Group is your child this season? - Age Groups 2017-18
  • What are the swim requirements for each age group? - Pool Swim Evaluation Form
  • Is your child eligible for a 'Get Started' Voucher? - Click Here
  • Nipper Information Booklet - 2017/2018 Nippers Information Booklet coming soon.

Nippers Awards

Under 8 - Surf Awareness 1
Under 9 - Surf Awareness 2
Under 10 - Surf Safety 1
Under 11 - Surf Safety 2
Under 12 - Surf Smart 1
Under 13 - Surf Smart 2
Under 14 - Surf Rescue Certificate

SMITHY AWARD - Junior Surf Sports Champion – awarded to a male and female per age group

COLEMAN MEDAL - Age Champion – male and female per age group

HATTON TROPHY - Spirit Award – 1 award per age group

TANNER HONOR - Club Champion – Total Club - 1 male, 1 female

Nippers are managed by Age Managers for each age group, the Nipper Education Officer and the Patrol members on duty each week.

Nippers BBQ

Each week at 7.45am, a different age group takes turns to set up and clean up. A roster is running and each family will be asked to allocate at least one time slot.


Nippers Contact Form

Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club Home

JAC Chairman - Email Nippers
JAC Chairman - Denis Smith

Deputy JAC Chairman - Justin Ward