The Active Patrol are the volunteer life savers who keep our beach safe.

​​​​​​​ As the numbers of holiday makers at Sandy Point swells over the Summer from 300 local residents to over 3,000 our active Patrol member dedicate their Summers to keeping us all safe.

Last year over 20 patrol members dedicated over 100 plus hours of time to patrol.

Enormous preparation goes into getting ready for the Patrol season with the Active committee setting training dates, patrol rosters and conducting activities like gear inspection.

The 2017/2018 Patrol season commences in November 2017.


Patrol hours are as follows:​​​​​​​

Period A:

xx November 2017 to xx December 2017

Saturday Start: 1:00pm

Finish: 4:30pm

Sunday / Public Holidays Start: 10:30am

Finish: 4:00pm

Period B:

xx December 2017 to xx January 2018

Saturday Start: 1:00pm

Finish: 5:30pm

Sunday / Public Holidays Start: 10:00am

Finish: 5:30pm

Period C:

xx January 2017 to xx April 2018

Saturday Start: 1:00pm

Finish: 4:30pm

Sunday / Public Holidays Start: 10:30am

Finish: 4:00am

The 2017/2018 Patrol Leadership positions are as follows:

Club Captain: xx

Vice club Captains: xx

Junior Club Captain: xx

Chief Instructor: xx

Patrol Captains: xx

First Aid Officer: xx

IRB Captain: xx

Mobile Vehicle Officer: xx

Board Captain: xx

Radio Officer: xx


The WBSLSC Nippers Program aims to encourage participation in all activities.

The vision for our Nippers Program is to provide a safe and friendly environment where both Nippers and parents can learn and enhance their knowledge about surf life saving and to prepare our Nippers to eventually be patrolling members of our club.

We encourage all children to do their best and develop to their full potential, whilst learning new skills and having fun.

Throughout the season our key focus is:

1. Safety First

2. Do your Best

3. Have Fun

We have only one major rule at Nippers: NO THROWING SAND

Nippers is proudly supported by:

The Dell Family; and

Sarah MacKenzie from Core Performance Physiotherapy in Armadale, Victoria.

Our 2017/2018 Program Details COMING SOON

Registration Day: 

xx December 2017, 2:00pm–4:00pm

Season Commences: 

xx December 2017

Finishes with a Club Championships Carnival on: 

xx January 2018

Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

(with a sausage sizzle at the end of our session on Friday)


Sign in at 9:15am

Session start/finish:

​​​​​​​ 9:30am-11:30am

Please arrive early so we can get organised and maximise our time on the beach!

How old does my child need to be to participate in Nippers?

At Waratah Beach SLSC we are offering the Nippers program to children in Age categories Under 6 to Under 14. 

Children are appointed to a particular age group each season based on their age on 30th September 2016.

You can use the table below to work out the age group for your child.

For our smallest Nippers:

Your child must be 5 years old on the 30th September 2017 or older to participate.

There are no exceptions to this rule.




5 Years Old

​​​​​​​6 Years Old​​​​​​​

7 Years Old

8 years Old

9 Years Old

​​​​​​​10 Years Old

11 Years Old

12 Years Old


13 Years Old


14 Years Old


Junior Activity Group

​​​​​​​Participate as Under 6

Participate as Under 7

Participate as Under 8

Participate as Under 9

Participate as Under 10

Participate as Under 11

Participate as Under 12

Participate as Under 13 (or Under 15 upon gaining their Surf Rescue Certificate)  

Participate as Under 13 (or Under 15 upon gaining their Surf Rescue Certificate)  

Participate as Under 13 (or Under 17 upon gaining their Surf Bronze Medallion)  


How to register for Nippers?


There are TWO PARTS to becoming a Nipper:

1. Complete your membership

2. Complete the Nipper Registration Form.

What does it cost? Membership

To join the Nipper program your Nipper needs to be member of the Club.

There Nippers program is include in the Junior Membership or Family Membership.

To participate in the program it is compulsory that all Nippers are wearing the Pink Rashie and Club Cap.

These can be purchased from the Club at the start of Nippers for a fee (Rashie $15.00 and Club Cap $10.00).

Nipper Registration Form

All Nippers must have a Registration Form completed prior to the commencement of their Program.

Please email your completed Registration Form (one per Nipper) to:

Nearly everything you need to know about Nippers....

The WBSLSC Junior Parent/Guardian Handbook contains nearly everything that you need to know about the Nippers Program.

It contains important and useful information that ensures the success of our season – everything from Behavioural Codes of Conduct and what to bring to Nippers to a sample session plan.