Interested in being part of our Club in season 2021/22? It's easy and we would love to have you on board!
STEP 1 - Obtain your Working With Children Check (WWCC)
ALL members aged 18 years and older MUST hold a WWCC. This includes patrolling members, associate members and Nipper parents. Your WWCC needs to include PFSLSC on your list of organisations.
Teachers & Police Officers - Life Saving Victoria policy requires you to hold a WWCC, despite your profession advising you that you are exempt. The WWCC creates a vital link between the Dept of Justice and our organisation which ensures, in the event of any alleged breaches, the Dept of Justice can inform all relevant voluntary organisations, as appropriate. This is LSV policy. NO exceptions.
If you do not hold a WWCC you must apply for one. To apply, click here - WWCC Victoria
For more information from LSV regarding WWCCs, click here - LSV - Working With Children Check - FAQs
IMPORTANT - Your membership cannot be processed without a WWCC. As these may take time to process, we urge you to organise your WWCC prior to renewing or applying for your membership.
STEP 2 - Renew or Apply for a PFSLSC Membership
Once you have your WWCC, sign up, or renew, your membership online using the SLSA Members Portal. Double check that all your details on the system are correct, as these will be the details we use to contact you. Use the portal to pay your membership fees. Please DO NOT proceed to this step until your WWCC is supplied to the Club.
New members - Join Port Fairy SLSC
Renewing members - Renew a PFSLSC Membership
PLEASE NOTE: By proceeding to join, or renew, your membership you are agreeing to abide by Port Fairy SLSC's Member Protection Policy
STEP 3 - Receive your Membership Confirmation Email from PFSLSC
Once you have processed your membership and made payment via the SLSA Members Portal, you will receive a payment receipt. The Club will also receive a copy of this receipt. Once we have finished processing your membership(s), including your WWCC and your payment, we will email you a Membership Confirmation.
PLEASE NOTE: Your membership is not active until you receive your membership confirmation email.
Any problems please contact our Club Administrator
E: Paul Nash - [email protected]
P: 03 5568 2246
PLEASE NOTE: All membership renewals & applications need to be completed online following the 3 Step process outlined above. Paper membership forms are no longer in use.
Ages are as at 30 September
All fees are inclusive of GST
2021/22 Skills Maintenance dates
- Saturday 6th November 2021
- Sunday 21st November 2021
It is compulsory for all patrolling members to complete their Skills Maintenance annually, this keeps your awards valid and keeps your skills up to date. Skills Maintenance may involve a combination of online theory and attendance at a practical session.
Instructions on how to complete your online theory, and book in for the Face to Face Skills Maintenance sessions can be found in our Training Section
The SLSA Members Portal is where you can join or renew your membership. It is where your contact details and lifesaving information is stored and where you can make payment of your membership fees. Please ensure your details are correct & up-to-date. See the guide below for details on how to set up access to the portal.
This site allows members access to the following:
Click here www.lsv.com.au/membertraining
At Port Fairy SLSC we take the welfare of our members seriously. We have a range of polices in place to ensure the welfare of our members is protected. Click here for more information - Member Protection Policy
Our Member Protection Officer for 2021/22 is Ilona Carson
If you need to contact Ilona regarding matters of member welfare, please contact her via email
I would like to welcome everyone to the 21/22 season. It is a great privilege to be representing the PFSLSC as Club Captain and I look forward to working with our Board, Committees, membership base and the public in general in what we hope will be another wonderful season at Port Fairy SLSC.
As with last season we are required to run patrols a little differently due to COVID19, but as always, we will have a strong presence on the beach to ensure that whoever visits our beach has as safe and enjoyable a time as is possible.
Due to the travel restrictions last year, patronage at beaches nationwide saw a major increase. An unfortunate side effect of this has been a major increase in the number of drownings across the country. This only serves to reinforce that the work our members do is a critical service to the community. So, this season we will be running 5 patrol groups. It is imperative that we see as many patrolling members as possible turn up for patrols. Many hands make light work.
I think we all look back to those summer days on the beach and gatherings with family and loved ones, pre COVID. With a hope to get back to COVID normal as soon as possible and having seen the disruption to our communities caused by lockdowns and with community safety in mind, LSV and Port Fairy SLSC strongly encourages all our members to get their COVID vaccination if eligible and medically able to do so.
With all that in mind, I look forward to another wonderful season at East Beach and can’t wait to meet you all out on patrol.
The Working With Children Act 2005 (Vic) includes a compulsory Working With Children Check (WWCC) for all volunteers who have contact with children. Because of the nature of our Club facilities, it is a requirement that ALL PFSLSC members over the age of 18 hold a current WWCC. This applies to active patrolling members, associate / general members and nipper parents.
This also includes Police Officers and VIT registered teachers – NO EXEMPTIONS apply. Life Saving Victoria policy requires Police Officers and Teachers to hold a WWCC, despite those professions advising that you are exempt. Without undertaking a WWC Check there is no link between your profession, the Department of Justice and any volunteer organisation in which you participate. If you breach any laws
relevant to this check, Life Saving Victoria will have no way of being informed of such charges. The WWC Check creates that vital link to ensure any alleged breaches can be picked up by the Department of Justice who then reviews and if deemed appropriate informs all relevant voluntary organisations.
To apply for a WWCC, click here - https://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/
For more information from LSV regarding a WWCC, including their FAQS, click here - LSV - Working With Children Check - FAQs