Membership – Joining and Renewing

You can become an active life saving member from the age of 15 through obtaining your Bronze Medallion.  Junior lifesavers can join the Nipper program from the age of 6.

Parents of Junior and Active members, and supporters of the club can join as Associate members, or through Family memberships, from the the age of 30.

Note that all members 18 and over need a current Working With Children Certificate – for more details and how to obtain a WWCC, refer to our WWCC page.

You can manage your surf life saving account and book and pay for items online using the Surf Life Saving Portal.

All new and existing members can start at the member logon screen, accessed from the Surf Life Saving Australia home page:, and select Members in the menu:

From the log-in screen below: New members should select Join; Existing members with an account should Sign In; and Existing members without an account should select Create

Then follow these links for each member type:

Please Note: If you are joining more than one family member you can set up a family group to  make annual renewal easier.  Refer to the SLS Portal User Guide for details.

New Members

Complete this section if you are a new Lorne member.

  1. From the Log-on screen above or, select Join
  2. Select Life Saving Victoria and Lorne and complete the remaining details on the subsequent screens:
  3. Complete the remaining details as requested, and refer to the instructions and examples in the SLS “How to Join” User Guide if you need help
  4. Make your payment(s) – see further below

Existing Members

Complete this section if you are an existing member setting up your online account for the first time

  1. From the Log-on screen further above or, select Create an account
  2. Enter your details Lorne and complete set up on the subsequent screens, referring to the SLS Portal Guide on creating accounts if you need help:

  3. Make your payment(s) – see further below

Renewing Members

Complete this section if you already have an account and are Renewing your membership

  1. Sign in on the Log-on screen further above and select Memberships
  2. Verify and update your details, referring to the SLS User Portal Guide if you need help
  3. Make your payment(s) – see directly below

Making a payment

How to make a payment for membership or anything else.

  1. Log-in as per further above via Members menu item
  2. Select Online Payments

    3. Select the type of payment and enter a description and your credit card details to complete your payment(s).

Our latest membership fees

Category DescriptionFee
Junior Aged 6 to 14
All Nippers and SRC program must complete nipper registration
1 parent/carer also needs to be a member in one of the categories below
Nipper Summer programNipper summer intensive program$75
Under 15Aged 14
Gap Year Program
Active StudentAged 15 or over and a full-time student
Current Life Saving Bronze
Active Aged 15 or over
Current Life Saving Bronze
Active ReserveAs granted$110
Long ServiceAs granted$110
AssociateAged 30 and over
Family Associates or Active Adults (maximum 2)
All dependent children
dependents aged 13 and above must be “active” ie hold appropriate LSV awards
If paid after 1 December

Electronic Key-Tag Pay once only (NOT a yearly payment).$25


Our Membership Categories

The Lorne Surf Life Saving Club participates, conducts and competes in many events and initiatives throughout the calendar year, which all contribute in some way to the Club’s main pivotal role of providing a safer beach environment to the public.

It is for this reason that all members aged 15-30 years, must gain their Bronze Medallion qualification, and also complete a minimum of 16 hours patrol each patrolling season.  This is an Australian Surf Life Saving requirement.

Our memberships cater for all kinds of involvement in the club from children under 14 years (nippers), to adults, family and associate members.


The Lorne SLSC Nipper Program runs for 2 weeks, starting each year just after Boxing Day.  Not only is nippers a fun way for your child to enjoy the beach in a safe environment, it also offers children an educational pathway through the delivery of the SLSA Junior Development Program.  This program is designed to ensure children have fun at the beach while participating in activities that will progress them to becoming a fully rounded participant in both lifesaving and sport.


The Cadet program offers students that are too old for the nipper program (13-15 yrs), the opportunity to develop skills in first aid, communications, surf awareness, surf skills, resuscitation and leadership development all within an enjoyable environment.  The program encourages our youth to take a proactive role in the creation of a safe and sustainable beach environment, while in turn promoting a healthy image of our young surf life savers of today.

Active Members

Active members (both junior and senior) are eligible to compete at all surf carnivals scheduled over the summer season. As a pre-requisite for all active members, they must carry out a minimum of 16 hours patrol each patrolling season (Nov-Apr). Active members are the forefront and future of our club as they play a huge role in running club events such as the P2P and M2S, and represent our club at state, national and international competitions.

Active reserve and long service

Active reserve and long service memberships are granted to members who have being patrolling and/or competing for the club for a long period of time (min 10 years).  All active reserve and long service applicants must be approved by the Committee in order to be granted these awards.

Associate members

Associate members must be 30 years of age or older.  All associate members are invited each year to Associates Night which is always held on the Wednesday prior to the Pier 2 Pub.  Our associate members play a vital role in running the Mountain 2 Surf run and a large portion of our loyal supporters and sponsors are also associate members.  Associate members do not have any patrolling requirement.

Family membership

If you have 2 or more family members, then our family membership is your best membership option.  Our family memberships include 2 associate or active adults, and all dependent children.  If any children are aged 13 and above, they must be an active member.  The family membership also includes entry into the Lorne SLSC Nipper Program for children aged under 13 years.