For the 2020/2021 season Noosa Heads SLSC nippers is at capacity due to COVID-19 and having to reduce numbers. To go on the waiting list please head click the ‘express your interest’ button. 

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Nippers was established at the Noosa Heads Surf Lifesaving Club in 1967. With over 50 years experience we have grown to be the largest nippers program in Queensland. The program runs across both Noosa Heads and Peregian Beach. This gives families the flexibility of two different beach conditions. Peregian Beach has a small welcoming community. Noosa Heads provides more sheltered conditions and an awesome competitive edge. Both locations have the same program, family-friendly environment and value for money. 

The nipper program is designed to introduce children aged 5 to 13 to Surf Lifesaving. It is a fun outdoor activity that grows a child’s confidence and teaches valuable surf awareness skills. Our aim is to provide a safe, family-friendly and fun environment for our Nippers. Kids living on the coast should be equipped with the best skills and knowledge for safe us of Australian beaches. Our Nippers today are the next generation of Surf Lifesavers. 

Online Renewal

Due to COVID-19 we have had to reduce our membership numbers and therefore we are at capacity for the 2020/2021 season.

Check back in August 2021 for spaces – This step is for existing members only! If you are an existing member do not join online again. Click the button and enter your details into the members portal. Click on the membership tab and following the directions to renew via the family section. For any technical issues please call the SLSA IT help desk.

Price list & inclusions

Your membership fees includes: Use of equipment for all nipper Sundays, Access to club facilities and discounts in the restaurant. The nippers uniform and training fees are at an additional cost.

One Child, Up to two parents/guardians – $250

Two Children, Up to two parents/guardians – $300

Three Plus Children, Up to two parents/guardians – $350


For compliance reasons all nippers need to be evaluated by an authorized person. Please note that if your child does not pass this evaluation they are unable to participate in the nipper program. This form can be completed at one of our pool sign on days or by your learn to swim teacher. Be sure to book your evaluation in with your local learn to swim school.

Pool Swim Evaluation Form

Nippers Handbook

The handbook provides more information about policies and procedures our nipper program has. It also has some extra benefits you can get as a nipper including*: board and swimming subsidies, sporting team selections.

*the nipper must apply and agree to requirements 

Nippers Calendar

Please note that this is constantly updating so please check back periodically to keep up to date.

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Parent Participation 

How you can get involved with their child and the nippers program, learn the skills to save a life, create lasting bonds with your family and the lifesaving community.

All parents wishing to participate as water safety, age managers or other supporting roles MUST hold a current Working with Childrens BlueCard.

Be sure to apply for this prior to signing up for a course.

No Card, No Start.

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