Registration Information



Online Registrations - NOW CLOSED

Online registrations will open 1st August 2017 and will close on Wednesday 20th September. No registrations will be taken after the 20th September 2017.

Age Group Calculator

The age group for the season is determined as at midnight on the 30th September at the commencement of that season.

The age groups for members for the 2017 / 2018 season if they are born between the following dates are:

  • 1st October 2003 to 30th September 2004 - U/14
  • 1st October 2004 to 30th September 2005 - U/13
  • 1st October 2005 to 30th September 2006 - U/12
  • 1st October 2006 to 30th September 2007 - U/11
  • 1st October 2007 to 30th September 2008 - U/10
  • 1st October 2008 to 30th September 2009 - U/9
  • 1st October 2009 to 30th September 2010 - U/8
  • 1st October 2010 to 30th September 2011 - U/7
  • 1st October 2011 to 30th September 2012 - U/6

Proof of age, (original or certified birth certificate or Passport) must be shown for all new children joining nippers.

U/6 Membership: A child may join nipper as soon as he/she turn 5 years of age. No children are accepted until they reach five years to comply with insurance requirements. A child who reaches five years of age after 30th September 2017 may join Nippers at that time: however, this child will be required to stay in the U/6 age group for the next season.

One Parent Member Per Family Requirement

It is a requirement of Dixon Park SLSC for at least one parent per family MUST join as an associate member or full active member to accompany their child/children during the nipper sessions. This is a requirement by our governing body Life Surf Life Saving Australia to ensure you are covered by insurance while participating in surf activities.

Age Managers and Assistant Age Managers are required to be members of Dixon Park SLSC to ensure you are covered by insurance. Parents acting in these roles must be either an active member (patrolling member) or a Nipper parent associate member.

In the event that 2 parents from the same family are actively involved in the running of Nippers, both parents will be required to be members of Dixon Park SLSC however only one membership fee will be charged e.g. both parents acting as Age Managers or Assistant Age Managers or one parent is on the Junior Activities Committee and the other parent acting as a Age Manager or Assistant Age Manager etc.

Working With Children Check

ALL Nipper parent associate members must hold a valid Working with Children number. It is now legislation and strongly enforced by Surf Life Saving Australia.

Simply go online to register, or go to the RTA and complete the process. It is free for volunteers!

YOU MUST HAVE THIS NUMBER WHEN YOU REGISTER. This lasts for 5 years. Your registration cannot be completed unless you have the working with children number.

Nippers Registration Fees 2017/18 Season

Nipper Registration - 1st Child
1st Child Registration Fee - $105

Nipper Registration -  Additional Child/Children
2nd and 3rd Child registration fee - $65 per child

Nipper Parent Associate Membership
At least one parent per family must be a member of the club in some form - $60

Family Associate Membership Package
1 Nipper parent associate membership + 3 or more children - $295 max

Inclusions as part of the membership fee:

Carnival Fees

All Hunter Branch junior carnival fees are included in the registration fee. Dixon Park SLSC current policy is to cover all Hunter Branch junior carnival fees in the Nippers registration fees.

Club Shirt

All nippers will receive a Dixon Park SLS Club shirt included in the registration fee.

$5 Ducks for Dollars Ticket

All Nippers will receive a $5 Ducks for Dollars ticket included in the registration fee. Ducks for Dollars race is held on Australia Day each year with a prize pool of over $3,000.

Further Information

Dixon Park Surf Club skulls caps are mandatory to participate at Nippers.

All U/8s to U/14s must wear a pink Hi-Vis singlet when attending Nippers.

Both skull caps and pink Hi-Vis singlets will be available for sale at the club registration day and also at the Nippers desk during the season.