Salt SLSC awarded 2018/19 and 2019/20 FNC Junior Club of the Year.

  • If you missed the main Nipper SIgn-on Day on Saturday 29th August 2020 you can still join online, we have places still available for new members.
  • Existing members can also Renew/Join right now via
  • Uniform shop will be open 30 minutes prior to most nipper activity days.
  • Please pay for membership through Gateway (membership request may remain pending until fee is paid)
  • Get you free $100 voucher to join nippers through Active Kids program - voucher ccan be submitted during joining process. If you didn't use it but still want to, email details to

Salt Nippers - Parents Overview 20-21

Check FNC Branch website to see if they've updated the 2020/21 carnival schedule yet.

Nippers Key Dates (updated 22/12/20)

  • Date


    Saturday, 10 October 2020

    Salt SLSC, First Nipper Activity Day 2:30pm

    Saturday, 12 December 2020

    Xmas breakup; senior xmas party

    Saturday, 16 January 2021

    Nippers returns for 2021

    Saturday, 6 February 2021

    Salt, Club Champs (1)

    Saturday, 6 March 2021

    Salt, Presentation

Water evaluation (proficiency) Dates

Location: usually at Casuarina Pool, Rec Club/Billabong Swim School - Covid may dictate an alternate venue.

New dates TBA

Assessment Form (if being evaluated elsewhere - e.g at swimming lessons)


Salt Juniors (or nippers) is the membership category available to both boys and girls aged 7 to 13.

We also run a fun educational program for nippers aged 5 and 6 (Under 6 and 7) where members are given a non-competitive understanding of Surf Life Saving through fun and games.  See the Nippers for ages 5 and 6 page for more information specific to the Salt program for U6/U7.

New members are always welcome at any time during the season.  If you would like to come and try before you commit, that's fine.  Everyone is welcome.  Come down at about 1:45pm and fill out the sign-in sheet to start your free trial.

Each Saturday afternoon between October and March, the Salt Nippers gather to learn the skills necessary to handle themselves in the surf, recognise danger and be safe.  Salt Nipper days are the foundation from which we build basic surf skills, competition skills and knowledge of "Surf Awards".

The aims of the Saturday activities are:

  • Instruction in surf safety & surf awareness
  • Lifesaving & first aid skill development
  • Awareness and decision making
  • Competitive sport activities
  • Platform to senior beach patrolling duties
  • Enjoyable social activity for children & parents


To offer a safe, friendly, fun and educational environment in which children can experience and develop their surf life saving, competitive and life skills through our professional nipper program which is tailored to the environment where we live.


The Salt SLSC Nipper Program has an impressive history of training the next generation of surf lifesavers during its relatively short existence.

Our comprehensive program is designed to teach the skills that are required for our local conditions.  We feel that it is very important for our children to be safe and confident at their local beach.

The Junior program teaches surf awareness, respect for the conditions and how to use the local surf to advantage.  We use competition events (carnivals) to test ourselves in a meaningful and fun environment.

Read more about the Salt SLSC Nipper Program

Safeguarding of members

Our Club 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. More information can be found at the SLSA Safeguarding website


Safeguarding Children and Young People Awareness Course provides participants with: an awareness of child abuse and child protection and the confidence to be able to take appropriate action when they become concerned for the safety of a child.