Fairhaven SLSC Membership Renewals – Season 2017/18

Thank-you for your support of Fairhaven SLSC in previous seasons; we hope to see you at the club again this year. It is now time to renew your membership for the coming season.

Please create or renew your membership as soon as possible to make the summer enjoyable for all.

Prompt and correct membership will ensure compliance with national and state legislative requirements, essential to your Club’s viability.

In the information below you will find:

  • Membership Renewal Tasks and Deadlines
  • Task A: How to renew Fairhaven SLSC Membership through the portal
  • Task B: How to pay your membership fees (Make a Payment)
    • Membership Fees
  • Task C: Working With Children Check information
  • General Information for members

A pdf version of these instructions can also be downloaded from the Resources box on the right.

All Membership Renewals are via the SLSA Members Portal

Membership Renewal Tasks and Deadlines

For those who wish to enrol in Nippers it is mandatory that MEMBERSHIP, PAYMENT and CLUB ACCEPTANCE are completed by mid-October. Nipper enrolment cannot be guaranteed if membership is received later than this date.

TASK Deadline
A: Renew a Fairhaven membership via the SLSA Members Portal Preferably by Season Start – 1st September 2017
B: Pay for your membership and for all others in your family group. Preferably by Season Start – 1st September 2017
C: The organisation or renewal of the “Working with Children Check (WWCC)” where appropriate, with notification to Fairhaven SLSC 31st October 2017 or before the first season’s activities – whichever comes earlier
Enrol in Nippers. Enrolments open 1st October 2017.
Enrolments close 31st October 2017
Register for Courses including: U14 Surf Rescue Certificate, U15 Program, Bronze Medallion summer 2017/2018 program, Pre-Christmas Bronze Camp, Pre-Christmas Silver Camp, Participation Encouragement Program Preferably by Season Start – 1st October 2017

The following are all subject to successful renewal of your membership.

  • Nipper registration can be completed through the Fairhaven web site between 1st and 31st October
  • Re-qualifications and courses
  • Insurance coverage in accordance with Surf Life Saving Australia’s (SLSA) insurance regulations.

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Task A: How to renew Fairhaven SLSC Membership through the SLSA Members Portal

Each individual is separately recorded as a member. This means that every individual in your family or group will need to renew their membership.

1 Person = 1 Fairhaven Membership
FAMILIES will need a membership for EVERY family member

Please Note
If you do not renew each individual within the family, it is likely the club will not be able to approve the membership of the ‘unknown’ person.

If you are renewing for other members outside of your family, e.g. a partner, you must ensure that their individual membership is renewed and their renewal fee is paid. You may pay in 1 transaction provided you indicate the full names of each member you are paying for.

Having created and activated a portal account, sign into the portal to renew your membership (and the memberships of other family members as applicable).

Please follow the 8 steps below:

  1. Sign into the Members Portal
  2. Go to the Lifesaving Online tab
  3. Click the Renew button
    FAMILIES: Go to My Family and Click on Renew Memberships. Tick each family member to be renewed and click submit. (see Families image examples below)
  4. Check all the details of the member in question and update where appropriate
    FAMILIES: Go to View and edit to update details (see Families: Update Details images above)
  5. Tick the declaration boxes at the bottom and, if necessary, the guardian declaration
  6. Click the Submit button
  7. Sign in to the portal for each member you wish to renew (repeat steps 1-6)
    FAMILIES: Only the primary contact will need to sign in to the portal
  8. On one of the renewals take the Make Payment option described in the next section

Sign into the Members Portal and go to the Lifesaving Online tab and select Renew.



Renew Membership: Select My Family and then Renew Memberships


Tick each family member to be renewed and click submit.


Task B: How to pay your membership fees (Make a Payment)

Pay the appropriate fees (see fees table later in this section). Remember if you are paying for more than one person, you must ensure they have also renewed their membership in the previous step, and have either created a Members Portal Account or been linked in a Family Group within the portal.

Complete steps 1-7:

  1. Still in the Lifesaving Online tab
  2. Click on Make Payment
  3. Enter Individual payment information (as per examples below) – See Membership Fees table in the next section for fees and categories.
  4. Click Submit
  5. Provide credit card details and hit the Submit button
  6. Confirm the payment details and click Submit
  7. Wait for the Payment Receipt. You will receive emails with a receipt attached. Of particular importance is the Receipt Number. For enrolment in Nippers and other activities, if this number is not correctly provided, cut-off dates for activities might be exceeded before membership can reconcile payments made.

Make a Payment


Example 1 – Families (step 3)

Any one person who is renewing a family can pay for the whole family. However, please identify the family that the payment is for (on the same line). It is the only way we can assure all members of the family are converted to full membership for 17/18 season.
Membership Fees
Family – Smith Family (Jim, Bill, Sue, Jack) and Mary Jones

Example 2 – Multiple individuals (Groups) (step 3)

Multiple payments for individuals can be made for more than one person (e.g. couples or if you are paying for a friend), but please place payments for different people or membership categories on a row by themselves. Clearly indicate who the payment is for because it is the only way we can assure all people are converted to full membership for 17/18 season. Remember each person must also renew membership and create a portal account.
Membership Fees
Jane Smith: Associate
Membership Fees
Bob Smith: Active

Example 3 – Group (family of 4 + 2 grandparents) (step 3)

In the example below, 3 portal accounts (one each for Josephine, Donald and one for John as the family primary contact) would have been created, and 6 memberships renewed. Josephine has chosen to pay and has provided the details of all to ensure Fairhaven’s Membership Registrar can activate all the renewal requests.


Membership Fees – Season 2017/2018

Senior Active 18 years and over at 30/09/17 – Bronze Holder / Patrol Member *** SA $75
Junior Active 15 to 17 years at 30/09/17 *** JA $75
Cadet Active 13 to 14 years at 30/09/17 *** CA $75
Reserve Active *** RA $120
Long Service LS $120
Associate/Social * A $120*
Family/General ** F $300**

*Associate/Social Membership
The member must be 18 or over at 30/09/17 and is non active. This membership does not permit use of Fairhaven lifesaving equipment such as boards etc.

**Family/General Membership
This is restricted to TWO adult members and their children aged between 5 and 17 years as at 30/09/17. Anyone purchasing a family membership please note that this does not guarantee Nippers enrolment. You must enrol for Nippers between 1st Octiber and 31st October 2017 using your membership receipt number showing appropriate fee payment. Family Membership does not include U14 SRC course fee.

***Active Membership
New or requalified Bronze Holder/ Patrolling Member. Active members required to do a minimum of 16 hours of rostered patrol. Only active, nippers and Family/General members with current WWCC are allowed access to the lower ground patrol, boat, board and storage areas.


Have you completed payment steps 1-7?
If not, return to the instructions on How to pay your membership fees and complete the remaining steps.

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Task C: Working with Children Check

The Working with Children Check (WWCC) is a State Government requirement. For surf lifesaving members 18 years of age and over, interaction with children across a broad spectrum of activities demands that this policy must be broadly applied. WWCC is valid for 5 years. A number of members should have received or will soon receive a renewal notice for their WWCC from the Department of Justice. Please ensure you have renewed before the season starts. Membership Protection is SLSA’s terminology for WWCC.

The following table illustrates where Members 18 years and over require a WWCC.


WWCC Required by LSV

Active (Patrolling Members) Yes
Trainers (qualified or unqualified) & Camp Leaders Yes
Nipper Programs/Carnivals (qualified or unqualified eg. Officials, Age Managers., Team Managers, & Assistants (Parents and Guardians) Yes
Associate Members Required if you believe the WWCC definitions * and ** below apply to you during the season.
Life Members Required if you believe the WWCC definitions * and ** below apply to you during the season.
* Contact that is not incidental to but normally part of providing a service or activity for children.
** Contact that involves physical contact, face to face communication or within eyeshot when providing services or activities for children.

Life Saving Victoria requires these members to have a WWCC- despite their exemption under the Act.
Without undertaking a WWCC there is no link between your profession, the Department of Justice, and any volunteer organisation in which you participate. Without such a link, any compromise to your professional status deemed to require action cannot be forwarded to voluntary organisations.

Online Application
For new applicants, reviews of status of current check, for renewing WWCC or changing WWCC information (e.g. address change) go to:

How can I check if Fairhaven SLSC has my WWCC details?

Log in to the Member Portal. Select Memberships. Under the surf club you are a member of you will notice some various details including ‘Child Protection Completed’. Child Protection Completed should have “Yes (expires xx/xx/xxxx)”.


Please note: To update your WWCC details in the system, please email [email protected] your name, Member ID, and WWCC details.

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