How to renew your membership
Memberships for the 2020/2021 season are now open.
For pricing and categories, see Membership/Membership Fees.
Due date for renewal was 1 September. You can renew after this, however the club reserves the right to deactivate fobs of non-current members.
As of 10 December, we're pleased to announce we can accept more kids into both our Nipper Surf Education program (ie. the six intensive sessions 27 December to 3 January) and our Nipper Surf Sport program (ie weekly sessions throughout the season).
The club's Working with Children Card requirements are very strict. All parents must hold a current card AND OGSLSC must be listed on the card. The club requires evidence of this, usually in the form of an automatic hard copy letter that comes to the club 10 days after the club is added to one's card.
For families wanting to join for the Surf Ed program, the timelines are getting tight to meet this requirement (unless we already have your letter on file/in the database). We need to get at least one parent across the line with WWCC, in order to finalise them and child(ren) for Surf Ed. The other parent will remain pending, subject to WWCC.
From 10 December: If neither parent holds a current WWCC, please don't go ahead with renewing and paying. Your WWCC confirmation is not likely to come through in time for Surf Ed.
11-18 December: You are welcome to renew and pay, but note that the hard copy WWCC letter is unlikely to arrive in time, if you add OGSLSC to your card during this period. Please go to https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/ and log in to MyCheck (creating an account if necessary), then find Change my Details and Add an Organisation. Make sure you specify postal address of PO Box 486 Ocean Grove 3226.
Email to email@example.com a pic of your current WWCC plus a screenshot from MyCheck that shows OGSLSC listed as an organisation. This applies to both parents where two parents are on the scene.
From 19 December: Please do not renew and pay. Your applications will not be processed in time for Surf Ed.
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Individuals aged over 13:
For all membership categories including Social, please log into your SLSA Members Area account and renew your membership. You will have set up an account when you applied (if you first joined within the past few seasons). If you've forgotten your username, you can contact Anna McDonald (Admin, 5255 1382) to check what it is.
Individuals: Click on 'Renew' and follow the prompts to renew your membership
Family memberships (including couples): The primary member must log into the Members Area. Follow the prompts to renew yourself. As long as you have a family group set up, it will then invite you to simply tick the boxes for other family members (leaving any out, if you choose), and tick the declaration. You can create or edit family groups in the Members Area. More details below.
At the end of this process you will have an opportunity to pay with a credit card. OGSLSC fees are listed on the Membership/Membership Fees tab of this website, and also on the Members Area. You have to manually enter the amount (since fees and categories differs from club to club). Your renewal will NOT be actioned or processed until payment is made. Unpaid renewal applications will be rejected after a few months.
If you don't yet have an SLSA Members Area Account, please use the following steps.
Go to the Surf Life Saving Australia Members Area and at the bottom, 'don't have a Members Area account yet? Click here to create one'.
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 the Surfguard database. If you have trouble with this step please use the contact form below to email Anna McDonald.
Click next, then enter a username and password for the account, then click Next.
You will receive a confirmation email or SMS with an account activation code.
Enter the confirmation code and click on 'confirm account'.
You will be logged into your new Members Area account.
Family group function
If you have been set up as part of a 'family group', the primary member should log in and renew themselves first. You'll then see everyone listed and will be able to tick to renew memberships (leaving out some, if you choose). To add a member they have to apply on a different site, see below. Tick the 'Declaration' box. You will have a chance to edit personal details. If you are part of a family membership, only one ('primary') member over the age of 18 needs to set up a portal account. This is the person who needs to log in and renew everyone. Note that once a family member turns 13 they set up their own account so they can manage training for and requalification of awards eg Surf Rescue Certificate, Bronze Medallion. They can remain listed under the primary member's account as part of a family group.
You'll have a chance to make a payment at the end. OGSLSC fees are listed via a link on the right side of this website page and also on the Members Area. 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.
Please make sure that Working With Children Check details are up-to-date for all members over 18 years of age and that WWCCs are renewed every five years.
If you have problems with Family Groups please refer to page 8 of SLSA Members Area User Guide 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.
To add a new family member (eg. a child turning 7; spouse who till now has not been a member)
1. Renew primary member via Members Area
2. Renew other existing family members
3. Pay for family
4. Then, go to slsc.com.au to join up the new family member.
5. Once they have been accepted by OGSLSC as a member, you can add them to your family group (see above)
Long service / active reserve
Please fill out the form to the right of this page and submit it at the next Board meeting for consideration.
- $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 electronic access the club, the fee for this is $20 for a fob or $25 for a waterproof wristband. Once payment is made and a 'clubhouse induction' has been attended, a fob will be allocated to you.
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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.
All members aged 13-30 are expected to hold a Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze Medallion and patrol at least 16 hours per season. If a family member is turning 13 by Sept 30, they should gain their award at SRC/Bronze Week, a six-day intensive course just before Christmas. The course includes all meals and manual and costs approximately $350.