Nippers - Membership

Join/Renew Kirra Nippers


  1. Complete a membership form and personal details form for children and parents then make payment with the club, OR complete at SLSA Members Portal where you create a membership account for each person - NOTE: Log out after each member to create another new membership. You can use the same email address and password each time. Click Payment after all members' details are updated to make total payment.

  2. Proficiency swim. After membership is paid, complete & bring Proficiency form for each child to a Nippers sign-on day at Banora Pool. All children registering for nippers need to complete a proficiency swim, either at sign-on day or with a qualified swim coach. 

  3. Parents/guardians must also apply for the Queensland government's ‘Working with Children Blue Card’. Existing blue cards require your authorisation for the club to validate them. The club will lodge these on your behalf at no cost.


       Blue Card application form

       Link an Existing Blue Card Authorisation


POOL SIGN-ON 2020/21

Our Lady of Lourdes School - Brisbane

121 Mains Road, Sunnybank. The pool is situated in car park Altandi Train Station, enter at traffic lights

22nd August  2.00pm til 4.30pm

Palm Beach Aquatic Centre

Thrower Drive, Palm Beach  Qld

23 August 8.30am til 10.30am

Oasis Pools, Banora Point

Leisure Drive, Banora Point NSW

30 August 9.00am til 11.00 am


For a quick & easy sign-on, prepay membership with the club, bring completed membership (or sign up via SLSA members portal), pool swim and blue card form with you to the pool.

New season starts Sunday 20 September 2020

Nippers Membership Requirements

  • At least one parent/guardian must join as an associate member for a child to join nippers. This also gives the parent/guardian automatic membership to the Supporters Club. We encourage both parents to join the club however at least one parent per family must join the surf life saving club and accompany their child on the beach during nipper sessions. Follow the instructions for joining nippers to register yourself as an Associate Member. ​

  • All Green Cap Nippers require at least one parent/guardian in the water up to their childs' knees, during water activities.

  • The annual Proficiency swim is a require­ment of Surf Life Sav­ing Aus­tralia. Each season prior to par­tic­i­pa­ting in any junior activ­ity, ALL junior mem­bers (nippers) must com­plete a pro­fi­ciency swim assessment at a pool. Proficiency also assists in the man­age­ment of junior activities. Nippers can do their proficiency swim and sign-on at either a sign-on day at Banora Pool, or sign on at the club and do the swim with their swim coach.  (Pool Assessment Form 2018)


Age Group

Swim Requirement                  Float 


Under 6              

Under 7

Kick on wall with face in water               30 second survival float

Torpedo (push from wall) face down     30 second survival float


Under 8

25 metre swim (any stroke)                    1 minute


Under 9

50 m swim (any stroke)                           1 minute


Under 10

50 m freestyle                                          1.5 minutes


Under 11

100 m freestyle                                        2 minutes


Under 12

100 m freestyle                                        2 minutes


Under 13

150 m freestyle                                        3 minutes


Under 14

200 m freestyle <5 minutes                   3 minutes


SRC                    200 m freestyle <5 minutes

Bronze              400m freestyle <9 minutes

Age Groups

The minimum age for Nippers is 5 years (U6) up to a maximum age of 13 years (U14) on a seasonal basis.


Age for each season is determined at midnight on 30th September, at the commencement of the season. For example, a member who is

11 years on 20th September registers as an U12 for the season.

11 years on 01st October registers as an U11 for the season.


Age groups are U6-U8, U9-U10, U11-U12 to U13-14. 

Membership Fees

2020/21 Season 

Early Bird Discount paid prior to 30 September 2020

$90 Active – includes long service, senior, junior, cadets or award

$95 Nipper Associate - Nipper parents and guardians

$85 14-17 years Member

$70 U8 to U14 Nipper 

$60 U6/7 Green Caps – healthy living, sun safety program for active kids

$270 Family – a family of 4 at same address (extra member $10 off)

Price From 1 October 2020

$100 Active – includes long service, senior, junior, cadets or award

$105 Nipper Associate - Nipper parents and guardians

$95 14-17 years Member

$80 U8 to U14 Nipper 

$70 U6/7 Green Caps – healthy living, sun safety program for active kids

$290 Family – a family of 4 at same address (extra member $10 off)