Membership fees for the upcoming 2014-15 season are now due.
Please read the following information carefully to renew your membership and make payment online via credit card.
Before paying your Annual Membership Fee(s), you must confirm or update your membership and contact details via Surf Life Saving Australia's online Membership Database at http://www.lifesavingonline.com.au. Once you have 'renewed' your membership details via Lifesaving Online, you will need to make payment via the SLSA payment gateway. If you are using Lifesaving Online for the first time, please follow these instructions to create a new account and make payment.
Working with Children Check Information
The Working with Children Check (WWCC) is a State Government initiative which was introduced several years ago. It is a current check and ongoing cross-checking of criminal records for sex, drug or violence offences, with notification to LSV. The following information is provided by Life Saving Victoria.
Keeping children safe is not just a moral obligation for Life Saving Victoria and its members, the “Working With Children Act 2005” (the Act) and Life Saving Victoria (LSV) Policy (LSV-15-PP effective December 2013) requires all members 18 years and over to obtain a Working With Children Check to comply with the laws protecting children (U18) from physical and sexual harm. There are NO EXEMPTIONS under the LSV policy. This includes members whose professions require a police check for employment purposes, including teachers and police officers. Teachers and Police Officers are not exempt from a WWC Check when joining a life saving club.
Without undertaking a WWC Check there is no association between your profession as a Teacher or Police Officer and any volunteer organisation in which you participate. If you breach any laws (relevant to this check e.g. sexual misconduct) in the capacity of a Teacher or Police Officer, Life Saving Victoria and your Life Saving Club will have no way of being informed of such charges if you do not have a WWC Check. The legal ramifications for breaches of the Act include fines up to $27,000 and/or up to 2 years jail.
To ensure our members and club are operating within the legal framework, it is compulsory for all members 18 years and over to meet the WWCC requirements of LSV and the club prior to joining the club or immediately upon turning 18 years of age.
As 2014 gets underway, Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club has launched a new fund raising appeal to secure the funds necessary to fund the construction, fitout and maintenance of a lifesaving facility at Smith’s Beach.
This facility is required in support of plans to permanently patrol at Smiths Beach - the most popular surf beach on Phillip Island. The Club’s initial target is to raise $250, 000,