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How to renew your membership

2017/18 memberships open on 1 August 2017.

Individuals aged over 13:

Please log into your SLSA Members Portal account and renew your membership. If you've forgotten your username, you can contact Anna McDonald (Admin, 5255 1382) to check what it is.

  1. Click on the 'Lifesaving Online' tab.

  2. Click on 'Renew' on the right side of the screen and follow the prompts to renew your membership

  3. At the end of this process you will have an opportunity to pay with a credit card. Fees are listed via a link on the right side of this website page. You have to manually enter the amount (since fees and categories differs from club to club). Your renewal will NOT be processed until payment is made.

If you don't yet have an SLSA Members Portal Account, please use the following steps.

  1. Go to the Surf Life Saving Australia Members Portal and click on 'create a new portal account'.

  2. Enter your first name, last name, date of birth, gender and identity confirmation method (mobile phone number or email address). These details must be EXACTLY the same as the details you have in Surfguard. If you have trouble with this step please use the contact form below to email Anna McDonald.

  3. Click next, then enter your a username and password for the portal account, click Next.

  4. You will receive a confirmation email or SMS with an account activation code.

  5. Enter the confirmation code and click on 'confirm account'.

  6. You will be logged into your new portal account.

For more information about how to create a new portal account, please open the SLSA Portal Account Guide - Getting Started.

Family group function

If you have been set up as part of a 'family group', when the primary member logs in, you'll see everyone listed and will be able to renew memberships and edit personal details for an individual within the group or in bulk. If you are part of a family membership, only one ('primary') member over the age of 18 needs to set up a portal account.

If no group has been created, see below for instructions about how to set up your family group before renewing:

  1. Log into your portal account

  2. Click on 'Lifesaving Online' - 'My Family'

  3. Click on 'Create Family Group'

  4. Type in a family group name. If two surnames are used in your family, please use both, eg Smith/Jones

  5. Type in the individual names of your family members, making sure that you type the names exactly as they appear in Surfguard, eg. Timothy, not Tim. Then type in the date of birth and click on 'search'.

  6. Your family member's name will appear in the 'Available Members' box. Click the '>' button to add your family member to the 'Selected Members' box.

  7. Once you have added all your family members (you should not add yourself), click on 'submit'.

  8. You will then receive a 'success' message.

  9. Now click on Lifesaving Online and 'My Family' to renew your memberships in bulk.

  10. Click on the checkbox next to each family member's name, click on the declaration box, click on Submit.

  11. Payment is the final step. Your renewal will NOT be processed until payment is made.

  12. Please make sure that your Working With Children Check details are up-to-date.

  13. If you have any problems with this process please read the SLSA Family Groups User Guide for Members for detailed instructions and further information.

Please note that if you have a pending request at the club, eg if you renewed your own membership before setting up your family group, you will not be able to set up your family group until your pending request has been actioned at the club. If you think this has happened to you, please use the contact form below to email Anna McDonald.

Long service / active reserve

Please fill out the form to the right of this page and submit it at the next Committee of Management meeting for consideration.

Competition/Training levies

  • $30 Surf Sport Levy: Applies annually to senior and junior members (with the exception of Masters) who compete in surf sport. It covers cost of gear transport to and from carnivals, Nipper trailer maintenance and registration, purchase and maintenance of marquis, and coaching costs. This can either be paid at start of season, or you can choose to wait to be invoiced at end of season.
  • $50 Board Levy: Applies annually to junior members who train and/or compete in surf sport. It covers the cost and maintenance of club foam boards used in competition and training. This can either be paid at start of season, or you can choose to wait to be invoiced at end of season.
  • If you require a key fob to access the club, the fee for this is $25. Once payment is made, a key will be allocated to you.

More Information

If you are not able to renew online, hard copy membership forms can be picked up at OGSLSC. The office is open 9am-5pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. There is a $30 fee per membership for paper-based renewals.

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