For 2021/2022 season updates for Nippers, please keep your eye out for membership sign up. 

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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

To join Nippers for the 2021/2022 Season, children must be 5 years old as of 30th September 2021.

Dates are to be confirmed. Our Nipper season starts October 2021 and will run through until early March 2022. Sign on days from end of August to mid September. 

Watch this space for updates.

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

Training Levy – $75 Per Nipper


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.

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 for all benefits and agree to requirements, there is a criteria to met for each benefit

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 your 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 Children’s BlueCard and complete the CYRMS training.

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

No Card, No Start.

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