Please contact the office for more information.

07 5448 0900

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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 at Noosa Heads Main Beach. 

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 use of Australian beaches. Our Nippers today are the next generation of Surf Lifesavers. 

Online Renewal

To join Nippers for the 2022/2023 Season, children must already be 5 years old by midnight of 30th of September 2022.

Our Nipper calendar dates for 2022/2023 season have yet to be announced.

Please contact the office with any membership enquiries.

Price list & inclusions

Your membership fee 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 before the first day of nippers if you are unable to attend the pool sign on days.

Nippers Handbook

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

*the nipper must apply for all benefits and agree to requirements, there is a criteria to meet for each benefit

The Nipper Handbook.


The handbook provides information about Junior Activities Surf Sports. It covers a range of questions from what age groups are able to compete in which carnivals, what parents are required to do for their nippers to compete and much more.

The Junior Activities Competitors Handbook.

Nippers Calendar

New Season dates are yet to be confirmed.

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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 Nipper adult assistant, water safety, age managers or other supporting roles MUST hold a current Working with Children’s BlueCard and complete the online training modules (SLSQ CYRMS INDUCTION & SLS CHILDREN SAFE AWARENESS COURSE).

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

No Card, No Start.

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