Member Services Structure/Overview

The Member Services portfolio is led by the Surf Life Saving Central Coast Director of Member Services and supported by the Board of Member Services along with the Branch Support Officer.


Core Components of Member Services

Membership (recruitment, retention, member welfare and statistical trends)

Member Development (junior surf life saving, leadership development)

Member Recognition (internal and external awards)

Organisational Development (structure, governance and compliance)


Membership Categories

Surf Life Saving has a number of membership categories catering to a variety of people, skills and experiences. Listed below are the primary membership categories available to members. For more information and specific details on all membership categories please refer to the SLSA Regulations.

Ø    Junior Activities Membership

Ø    Cadet Membership

Ø    Active Membership

Ø    Long Service Membership

Ø    Award Membership

Ø    Life Membership


It is important to note that competition age groups differ from the membership categories. Competition age groups are referenced in Section 2.3 of the SLSA Surf Sports Manual.


Safeguarding Children and Young People

Surf Life Saving Central Coast is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people in Surf Life Saving. One way we do this is by ensuring that our members behave in a way which creates a safe, positive and inclusive environment. Surf Life Saving’s Codes of Conduct represent the minimum standards of member behaviour and must be complied with at all times. There are two Codes of Conduct, both of which can be found in the SLSA Member Protection Policy

  • The General Code of Conduct: includes expectations relating to respect; ethics; professionalism; complying with SLSA rules, policies and procedures; reporting breaches of the Safeguarding
    Program; and being a positive role model.
  • The Code of Conduct for People in Positions of Authority when Dealing with Children or Young People: includes expectations relating to positive guidance; overnight stays; language; adhering to role boundaries; transporting children; use of electronic communication; use of changing rooms; use of photography; physical contact; gift giving; wearing of uniforms; and use of alcohol or drugs.

Members are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the Codes of Conduct, and to ensure that their behaviour, as well as the behaviour of others within the Club, is appropriate. They are
encouraged to say something if they see something that doesn’t feel right, or is not in line with the Codes of Conduct.