Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a member?
Membership information can be found at the Join Now page.
Can I become a member for the social aspect?
Yes! We offer all kinds of membership classes and being a social ('associate') member is one of them. We do encourage members to give patrol a go if they haven't or to challenge themselves by obtaining awards!
I want to help out but I'm not interested in patrol. How can I get involved?
As a community organisation we ask all members to help out in any way they can. While patrol is our core business, we always require assistance even if it's cooking sausages, driving trailers, counting cash or hopping behind the bar. Be sure to sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date for opportunities to help out!
What does my membership get me?
By becoming a member, you will be given access to the latest news, updates and opportunities at the club. All people patrolling, instructing or participating in any way at the club are required to be members. As a social member, you will have access to the clubhouse and be able to access our bar and social events. Additionally, you will have the right to vote at club meetings.
Do I need a working with Children's check to be a member?
Yes, it is a legal requirement that all members pass a Working With Children's Check. This is to ensure member welfare and safety guidelines are followed. For more information, go to the Documents and Policies page.
How do I sign my child up for Nippers?
Check out the Nippers page for further information and required forms to participate in the Nippers program?
How do I join a committee or sub-committee?
We are always appreciative of help and encourage members to take on the challenge. It is a rewarding experience to sit on a committee of a volunteer organisation.
What Date will the Rip View Swim Classic be held?
Information about the Rip View Swim Classic can be found here. The event is usually held in late December - early January and changes from year to year due to tides.
I can't attend a rostered patrol. What do I do?
Check out the What To Do If I Can't Attend Patrol page for more information.
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How do I sign up for bronze and cadets camp?
For more information on camp dates and how to sign up, go to our Camps page.
Do I have to patrol if I do a camp?
Yes. It is expected that all active members complete a minimum of 16 hours of rostered patrol.
I want to get my Bronze Medallion but can't commit to the week long intensive trainng program. What can I do?
While we run our Bronze Camp in early December, we also offer the 'Part-Time Bronze' program which will involve a couple of weekends to obtain the Bronze Medallion. More informaiton can be found at the Part Time Bronze page.
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