Nippers & Youth


Answers to most of your questions can be found in the Welcome to Bilinga Nippers 2023 to 2024

 Our Bilinga Nippers 2023-24 Calendar has all the carnival dates, selections and assessments and events.

(please be aware activities and dates may change due to weather etc – if in doubt – check with the JAC)

The Nipper program is designed to ensure children have fun at the beach while participating in lessons that will provide them with a pathway to become fully-rounded participants in both lifesaving and sports activities. The program includes a wide range of subjects and skills relative to the aquatic environment and prepares Junior Activities members for their transition to becoming senior members and aims to promote the spirit of camaraderie and citizenship within the community.

ALL Returning Nippers please make sure you have Renewed or New Families have Joined and paid BEFORE attending the pool swim.

17 SEPTEMBER 2023 at the Tweed Heads Regional Aquatic Centre
@ 10am and then back to Bilinga Beach @ 11am for Run-Swim-Run
Remember your goggles & towels – (New families will also need birth certificates/proof of age)
Attending this Pool Swim Evaluation Morning is the preferred method for doing the pool swim.
Please note: The pool opens 10am – so please arrive at 9:45am for pre-requisite check (fees paid & renewal completed)

There have recently been major changes to the Preliminary Skills Evaluations- it will now include:
Pool Swim with 3 components – Floatation, Submersion and Propulsion – requirements differ for specific age groups. Click for the SUMMARY OF POOL EVALUATION FOR EACH AGE GROUP

There has also been changes to the Under 8’s board usage:
SLSQ U8 Board Training
SLSQ Junior Board Guide
Unfortunely No pool swim means no Nippers (including beach activities)

If you have already joined and completed your pool swim – there’s no need to go to the Tweed Heads Regional Aquatic Centre.
We’ll see you for your Run-Swim-Run on our beautiful Bilinga Beach on 17th September 2023 at 11am
Bring evidence of the pool swim & rejoining
If you are getting your swim coach to sign off on your swim proficiency. Please use THE NEW form:
Swim Coach Individual Pool Evaluation

All New Families need to complete a joining form online and pay the Membership Fees BEFORE they can do ANY Nippers – including the pool swim. See Members page for more details and “how to join”

Fees for 2023/2024 (no increase)
* Active Members and Active Award Members  = $80
* Associate Members = $90
* Nipper Members = $90
* Nipper Family Members (of 4)  = $320
* Additional Nipper Family Members = $60

We are a registered provider for Fair Play Vouchers.
Use to sign up your Nipper



Download a Step by Step Members Area Guide (General)

Once payment has been received – you will then need to Create a portal for every family member. This can be created under “Family Group” option on the portal

Members 18 yrs and over including NIPPER PARENTS – Please Note:

Your Membership or Renewal can not be processed until you hold a current Blue Card –
and you MUST also have completed the CYRMS Training and the SLSA  Child Safety Awareness
Course BEFORE attending Nippers.

Please be aware of our Clubs Sun Protection Policy

All members are bound by the Members Code of Contact.

Need to make a Payment? You can use the gateway on your members portal or: Our Bank Details are:
BSB: 034604 A/c 214785
Bilinga SLSC General Account

Questions? Please Contact:

AGE MANAGERS – all your age guides and games manuals and forms are now on your portal.
Login to your Members Portal and follow these steps – Library>Member>Club Development>Nippers>QLD

For the 2023 to 2024 season those who hold the Age Managers Award are required to to a SKILLS MAINTENANCE before the start of the Nipper Season

Log into your portal elearning and follow the links to the Age Managers Skills Maintenance
Age Managers who DO NOT hold a Bronze or a Surf Rescue Certificate MUST hold an Observers award.
The skills Maintenance to keep the Observers award current is a demonstration of signals every season before 31 December. Your JAC will let you known the date for this assessment. (Surf Signals Sheet)

To be an Age Manager the following must be completed
o Member must be registered and financial
o Member must hold a Blue card and completed the Child Safety Courses
o Member must register their interest in a Course found in the members portal SLSQ HUB
Once enrolment is confirmed the online theory component must be completed before the practical assessment (a third party report)
(Login to your portal – eLearning>SLSQ HUB>SLS-Bilinga-Age Manager)
o Member must hold either a current SRC or current Bronze or Observers
Once you have completed the online and other prereqs – a practical assessment is completed on the beach and a third-party report is done by the JAC. The third Party report MUST be lodged before you can be accredited the Age Managers Award.

All Age Managers who do not hold a Bronze or SRC must HOLD an Observers Certificate – the course has an online theory section. This must be completed before the practical assessment is completed at the club.
Member must register their interest in a Course found in the members portal SLSQ HUB
Once enrolment is confirmed the online theory component must be completed before the practical assessment (a checklist and a demonstration of signals)
(Login to your portal – eLearning>SLSQ HUB>SLS-Bilinga-Observers)

For  any enquiries – contact: or

Should you require further information, visit the SLSQ App (Junior Activities section)

CARNIVAL INFORMATION FOR SEASON 2023/2024 (Can change with little notice)
Parents must submit their Child’s Name and list of Events to their AGE MANAGER 14 DAYS BEFORE the closing dates for the Carnival. Ask the JAC for the form.
CARNIVAL DATE: 11 November 2023
OFFICIALS NOMS DUE: 16 October 2023 @ Midday
ENTRIES CLOSING DATE: 31 October 2023 @ Midnight
CONDITIONS: All competition evaluations must be completed by 08 October 2023
CARNIVAL DATE 02 December 2023
OFFICIALS NOMS DUE 13 November 2023 @ Midday
ENTRIES CLOSING DATE 21 November 2023 @ Midnight
CONDITIONS All pool and competition evaluations must be completed by 12 November 2023
CARNIVAL DATE 03 February 2024
OFFICIALS NOMS DUE 15 January 2024 @ Midday
ENTRIES CLOSING DATE 23 January 2024 @ Midnight
CONDITIONS All pool and competition evaluations must be completed by 10 December 2023
VENUE North Kirra
CARNIVAL DATE 24/25 February 2024
OFFICIALS NOMS DATE 05 February 2024 @ Midday
ENTRIES CLOSING DATE 13 February 2024 @ Midnight
CONDITIONS All age awards must be completed submitted to the Branch for processing by 18 December 2023 @ Midday.
VENUE Currumbin
CARNIVAL DATE 09 March 2024
OFFICIALS NOMS DUE 19 February 2024 @ Midday
ENTRIES CLOSING DATE 27 February 2024 @ Midnight
CONDITIONS All age awards must be completed and submitted to the Branch for processing by 18 December 2023
 Dates/Venues are subject to change

The Club will pay all carnival fees UNLESS your child fails to attend the Carnival. All costs will need to be reimbursed to the club.

If you like Umpiring – then you will love being an Official at Life Saving Events.
There are two levels for Officials – Core and Technical.
• Core Officials are only able to officiate at Junior/Nipper Events
• Technical Officials can officiate at junior and senior events Information about officiating can be found here:

Invitations will be sent out to clubs and members are to RSVP via the link in the invitation. Members are required to do online learning prior to the course (this information will be sent to the members who RSVP).
• 22 August 2023 @ 6pm
• 27 September 2023 @ 6pm
• 11 October 2023 @ 6pm
• 08 November 2023 @ 6pm
• 19 November 2023 @ 8am
• 16 December 2023 @ 8am

 Bilinga Youth

Active Members Aged between 13 and 18 years.
Over the Season a variety of supervised activities are organised eg: Pizza Nights, Bowling, Twilight Cricket, Halloween, sport challenges etc.
Make sure the Youth Officer has your email address or request for Facebook or Instagram so that you don’t miss out.

Bilinga Youth are also members of the Point Danger Branch Youth Group which also has various Activities over the season including TeamXtreme.

If you are interested in any activity just email  –