For the 2017/18 season the club will be taking both online registrations and registrations in person at the club.
Online registrations will open 1st August 2017. View the Membership page for detailed information on how to register.
New registrations and returning nipper renewals will be taken at Dixon Park Surf Club on Sunday 13th August 2017 between 9am and 12pm.
Club swimmers can be ordered on the day. Other Club merchandise can also be purchased on the registration day.
EFTPOS facilities will be available on the day.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.