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Categories & Conditions of Membership

Eligibility and membership responsibilities (conditions of membership) are detailed below for each category.   

2018/19 Season
• Membership renewals are now opened and members are requested to pay via the Surf Life Saving Members Portal
• There is an admin processing fee of $25 for all fees paid via the office 
• Membership renewals outstanding on 1st October will incur a late fee of $25 per person / $60 per family

Members are advised to familiarise themselves with the terms of their membership category below, and be willing to comply before finalising membership.  
It is important to note that payment of membership fees indicates that you agree to the published terms of membership and the penalties for non-compliance of your applicable category. 

Probationary (aged 15+)
During the time between applying for membership and the granting of a formal category of membership by the Club, and gaining an award (eg Bronze Medallion) if applicable.

Cadet (13-15 years)
Under 15 years - For members between the ages of 13 and 15 who have obtained the Surf Rescue Certificate and who fulfills club obligations, including maintaining their award by attending an annual skills maintenance session.

Active (15 - 18 Years)
Under 18 years - For members between the ages of 15 and 17 who have obtained or are training towards the Bronze Medallion in that season.  Members that already hold their Bronze medallion must fulfill club obligations, including maintaining their award by attending an annual skills maintenance session.

Active (18 years & over)
A Bronze medallion holder aged 18 years or more who fulfills full patrol and club obligations, and maintains their award by attending an annual skills maintenance session, unless the member has obtained the Bronze in that season.

Leave / Restricted
An Active member (SRC or Bronze medallion holder) who because of extenuating circumstances has requested in writing to the Club Captain and been approved by the Board of Management a restricted duties membership for that season only.   For full details see the current Club Regulations section 6.3.4 (b)

Reserve Active
Members who have satisfactorily completed 8 years of patrols and service, recording a minimum of 30 hours per season with Bronte SLSC or any other club affiliated with Surf Life Saving Australia.  Members may elect not to be rostered to a regular patrol team and are required to perform a minimum of 12 patrol hours per season.  This is required both for SLSA eligibility to compete, as well as for transition to Long Service after 10 Years.  If the member remains on a patrol team they must meet full patrol requirements. 

Long Service
Members who have satisfactorily completed 8 continuous years Active service and at least 2 continuous years Reserve Active service.  Exempt from patrol obligations.

General Member (Nipper Parent)
Allows nipper parents to assist on the beach during nipper activities, and includes insurance cover provided by S.L.S.A.  Membership must be renewed annually.

Members must be at least 35 years of age and have full access to club facilities including the option to join the gym at the current published rate.   All club members are subject to the club’s constitution and regulations 

Life Membership
Life Membership is only granted
following nomination and approval by the Board of Management,  for distinguished service to Bronte Surf Life Saving Club.

Elected for a period of one year at the discretion of the Board of Management, primarily in recognition of exceptional service to Bronte.   Gym access is not included, but may be purchased at the current published rate.  Honorary members do not hold voting rights.