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Circulars 2016-2017

Notice is hereby given of the AGM of Life Saving Victoria Limited to be held on 12th November 2016

Commencing at 11.00am
Life Saving Victoria
Ian Potter Auditorium
200 The Boulevard Port Melbourne

10 years LSV v2

AGM AGENDA & LSV Revised Constitution: 

PDF Agenda Nov 2016

Revised Constitution V12 – 11 Aug 2016

Life Saving Victoria

New employment, volunteer and development opportunities, check out our Career page for more information

LSV has a number of new employment, volunteer and development opportunities;

Volunteer Support Officer  – Team Leader  an opportunity exists for a highly motivated and energetic individual to join Life Saving Victoria as a Volunteer Support Officer – Team Leader.  You will lead a small team working with our 57 Life Saving Clubs across the state, supporting more than 31,000 volunteer members, servicing the Victorian community. You will be responsible for ensuring you and your team build and maintain mutually beneficial and cooperative relationships of support between clubs, state, district and regional officers and the state centre.

Applications close 3rd July 2016

Advanced Lifesaving Camp Leaders – Life Saving Victoria is now inviting applications for employment for roles at the 2016 Advanced Lifesaving Camp. Vacancies exist for Camp Leaders with varied specialist skills. We are seeking experienced lifeguards and lifesaving members in leadership roles, with training and assessment qualifications. Applicants must have a desire to support future leaders wishing to take the next step in lifesaving and strive for their Gold Medallion.

Applications close 26th June 2016

LSV Company Secretary (Volunteer position) – LSV is seeking a volunteer Company Secretary to assist the Board of Directors and Management in this key governance role. The role encompasses the uite of Company Secretarial functions, including supporting the Board Governance Committee.

Applications close 31st July 2016

Advanced Lifesaving Camp Expressions of Interest (Development Opportunity) – Life Saving Victoria is now inviting Expressions of Interest from members who wish to attend the 2016 Advanced Lifesaving Camp.  Our goal for the Advanced Lifesaving Camp is to enhance the training and development of Gold Medallion Lifesavers and Lifeguard recruits, with a strong focus on high performance and practical learning. Those wishing to gain first time employment as a seasonal lifeguard and/or event lifeguard for the 2016/2017 lifeguard period are strongly encouraged to attend the camp and attain the necessary advanced training and qualifications.

Expressions of Interest close 3rd July 2016

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Life Saving Victoria

In late September 52 lifesavers from across the state gathered.
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Advanced lifesaving camp is developing the next generation of high quality lifesavers, arming them with the skills, experience and knowledge to take to their clubs, careers and personal lives.

Run over five days in September, the camp challenges lifesavers to improve their skills and knowledge to a gold medallion standard. The program utilises a both the class room and a number of unique beaches giving lifesavers and potential lifeguards exposure to new and exciting locations, putting their skills to the test.

The program is run by a team of experienced lifesavers and lifeguards, including state and national lifesavers and lifeguards of the year. As well as guest presenters from medical expertise and other emergency services.

The week is not one to be missed!

DATES:
Monday, 25 September 2017 to Friday, 29 September 2017
LOCATION:
Angahook Holiday Camp, Aireys Inlet, Victoria 3231
COST:
$405 (inc GST) per participant, includes all meals, accommodation and course fees
PRE-REQUISITES:
Minimum age is 17 years at Monday, 25 September 2017

Proficient in the following;
• Bronze Medallion (Cert II in Public Safety)
• Apply (Senior) First Aid / First Aid
• Advanced Resuscitation Technique Certificate / Advanced Resuscitation Techniques (AID)
• Spinal Management Award

For further information and to submit an expression of interest for the 2017 Camp – click here

Expressions of Interest close Sunday, 2 July 2017

Camp Leader positions are now open, for further information visit www.lsv.com.au/careers

NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Current Vacancies

Supply Chain Manager

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated and innovative professional to join our friendly and growing team at Life Saving Victoria in the newly created role of a Supply Chain Manager.

Life Saving Victoria is Victoria’s peak Water safety and Lifesaving organisation and is committed to its mission to prevent aquatic related death and injury across all Victorian communities. We strive to provide all Victorians with water safety, swimming, resuscitation, and safe beaches, water environments and aquatic venues.

Life Saving Victoria has over 34,000 members from 57 clubs across Victoria including over and we have a workforce of over 400 staff during peak season and a vast network through our licensees, partners and industry.

The Supply Chain Manager will be responsible for the strategic planning and end to end management of the supply chain for the whole of business, including planning of procurement and supply chain activities, equipment management, inventory control, storage (including archives and historical records), logistics and distribution, infrastructure management, retail activities including driving ecommerce opportunities and ensuring efficient and timely delivery of services to staff, clients and volunteers.

You will drive the review, set-up and management of multiple warehouse sites, including fit-out, supplier management, safety and the ongoing management of staff and volunteers across these locations.

Key Selection Criteria;

Ideal candidate: this position would ideally suit a Supply Chain professional who has developed specialist skills the in the planning, warehousing and procurement space.  You will have strong experience in managing people, with a strong customer service focus.  You will be a team player with a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude and a willingness to ‘roll up your sleeves’ when needed. You will be able to create a culture of excellence and continual improvement with accountability, transparency and innovation.

Specific requirements: you must have a good human resource and management skillset, with experience in project management.  You will have expertise in warehouse operations, OH&S requirements and delivering projects on time and in budget. You will have demonstrated success in implementing improvements and achieving efficiencies with the ability to operate in a high-pressure environment.

Personal attributes: you will be process driven, with the strong ability to priorities and demonstrated ability to deliver excellent customer service. You will have excellent analytical skills with the ability to work with data and provide clear and meaningful outcomes. You will have a flexible, can do attitude and the ability to overcome obstacles to ‘make things happen’ and be able to co-ordinate on the run between internal and external stakeholders.

Communication skills: Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills, including well-developed written and oral skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders including volunteer members, internal staff, local councils, government agencies, industry, national bodies and sponsors.

Project management: Proven project management and planning skills with a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and performance targets. Should be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of time management and the ability to work effectively under pressure.

Flexible: You will have a flexible, can do attitude. You will need to be available weekends over the summer period with some regional and interstate travel required.

This is a dynamic, multi-task-oriented role which will drive the efficient and professional delivery of the supply chain service for the organisation. To succeed in this position, you will need to be a motivated, energetic, people person, with strong Customer focus and change management experience.

In return Life Saving Victoria will provide a fabulous work environment, variety, work/life balance, great office amenities and facilities, based on the beach in Port Melbourne.

For further information please contact Penny Callaghan, General Manager – Corporate Service on 9676 6972 or penny.callghan@lsv.com.au.

LSV Position Description – Supply Chain Manager V2

To be considered for this position, please forward your application with a covering letter, ensuring you address the key criteria to:  Recruitment Manager via email recruitment@lsv.com.au

Applications close Sunday 10th June 2018

 

Quality Assurance RTO Resource Officer

An exciting opportunity exists for a highly motivated and energetic resource development professional with exceptional skills, enthusiasm and passion for education to join Life Saving Victoria in this newly created role.

Life Saving Victoria is Victoria’s peak Water safety and Lifesaving organisation and is committed to its mission to prevent aquatic related death and injury across all Victorian communities. We strive to provide all Victorians with water safety, swimming, resuscitation, and safe beaches, water environments and aquatic venues.

LSV is a nationally recognised Registered Training Organisation (RTO) delivering training and assessment to a wide range of client groups and volunteers across regional and metropolitan areas. LSV delivers short courses focusing on first aid, emergency response and water safety, including accredited and non-accredited training.

Reporting to the Team Leader: Quality Assurance this is a critical role to support LSV’s RTO, the Quality Assurance RTO Resource Officer will have a focus on developing, reviewing and updating learning and assessment tools. The units of competency you will work with are from the Health, Public Safety and Sport, Fitness and Recreation Training Packages. You will participate in the validation of assessment tools, and RTO internal audits.

Key Selection Criteria;

Ideal candidate: the ideal candidate will have prior experience working in the RTO with a proven track record developing VET resource/curriculum.  You will have a well developed understanding of the AQF and Standards for RTO, with a sound knowledge of the Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence.

Specific requirements: you will have a strong knowledge of training package components including demonstrated ability to unpack training products and undertake mapping.  Strong experience using adult learning principles, instructional theory and design processes to structure content for learning desired, with the ability to contextualise industry requirements into a suite of quality learning and assessment tools.

Personal attributes: ability to deliver excellent customer service and to overcome obstacles and ‘make things happen’. You will have an exceptional eye for detail and be outcome focused, whilst remaining calm under pressure, with the ability to show a level head. You will have a passion for training, the community and volunteer sector.

Communication skills: must have excellent written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to write creatively, clearly and concisely.  You will be able to to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders including internal staff business units, volunteer members, government agencies, national bodies, sponsors and media agencies.

Flexible: You will have a flexible, can do attitude with the ability to co-ordinate on the run between internal and external stakeholders.

In return Life Saving Victoria will provide a fabulous work environment, variety, work/life balance, great office amenities and facilities, based on the beach in Port Melbourne.

This is a part-time position, equivalent of 3-4 days per week.

LSV Position Description – Quality Assurance RTO Resource Officer

For further information please contact Hiring Manager Andy Dennis on 9676 6923 or andy.dennis@lsv.com.au

Applications close Sunday 10th June 2018

To be considered for this position, please forward your application with a covering letter, ensuring you address the key criteria to: Recruitment Manager, email recruitment@lsv.com.au

 

CoordinatorMedia and Communications

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated media and communications generalist to join Life Saving Victoria as CoordinatorMedia and Communications, in a fulltime role.

Life Saving Victoria is Victoria’s peak Water safety and Lifesaving organisation and is committed to its mission to prevent aquatic related death and injury across all Victorian communities. We strive to provide all Victorians with water safety, swimming, resuscitation, and safe beaches, water environments and aquatic venues.

We achieve this by working with our members, communities, educational institutions, governments, and other organisations in the provision of best practice education, training, surveillance and rescue and risk management services.

Committed to meeting our mission, the Media and Communications team provide a critical service to organisation to continuously looking for innovative ways to engage and provide relevant information to community, government and our many stakeholders.

This role involves plenty of task variety including the coordination, development and delivery of a range of media, public relations, government and community relations, social media, communication, marketing and promotional strategies.

Reporting to the Media Manager this is a permanent/full time position, with an immediate start preferred.

Key Selection Criteria;

Ideal candidate: this position would ideally suit a media and comms generalist who has experience in media relations, events and social media, possesses a friendly ‘can-do’ attitude and doesn’t mind ‘rolling-up their sleeves’. You would have had experience seeing projects through from start to finish. With previous exposure to media and 24/7 news cycle preferred.

Specific requirements: must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work on a number of projects and events simultaneously. You will have experience in digital asset management and have knowledge of production of publications including photography, layout and computer applications, with some graphic design skills and experience in coordinating social media content and schedules.

Personal attributes: demonstrable ability to deliver excellent customer service and to overcome obstacles and ‘make things happen’. Should be able to deal with high pressure and able to demonstrate a passion for the community and volunteer sector. You will be calm under pressure, with the ability to show a level head and leadership.

Communication skills: must have excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of stakeholders including volunteer members, internal staff, local councils, government agencies, national bodies, sponsors and media agencies.

Flexible: You will have a flexible, can do attitude. You will need to be available on weekends over the summer period and be able to co-ordinate on the run between internal and external stakeholders. Some regional may be required from time to time.

In return Life Saving Victoria will provide a fabulous work environment, variety, work/life balance, great office amenities and facilities, based on the beach in Port Melbourne.

For further information please contact Hiring Manager Danielle Wright on 9676 6900 or danielle.wright@lsv.com.au

LSV Position Description – Coordinator Media and Comms

Applications close Monday 28th May 2018

To be considered for this position, please forward your application with a covering letter, ensuring you address the key criteria to: Recruitment Manager, email recruitment@lsv.com.au

Other Opportunities

Chief Executive Officer – SLSA

The Board of Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA), the nation’s peak coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority, is looking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  SLSA supports a national movement established in 1907, comprising 170,000 individuals who are members of 311 affiliated clubs, each attached to a State Centre across the country. Funded through community donations, fundraising, corporate sponsorships and government grants, it is the largest volunteer movement of its kind in Australia.

https://www.seek.com.au/job/36005416?pos=0

 Operations Manager – Surf Life Saving NT

Reporting to the CEO, the Operations Manager will be responsible for the management, including the growth and development, of Lifeguard and Lifesaving Services in the NT.

SLSNT provides high quality Lifeguard supervision at locations across Darwin and Palmerston, both under contract and on a casual basis. Three affiliated clubs provide lifesaving services as well as our Search and Rescue team that operates a 24/7 marine search and rescue service from Darwin.  Position – Full Time, contracted to 30 June 2020

If you like a challenge, a role where no two situations are ever the same and a chance to continually learn new skills then this is the role for you.

http://www.lifesavingnt.com.au/news/operations-manager/

Life Saving Manager – Surf Life Saving Northern Region (SLSNR)

SLSNR are recruiting a new Life Saving Manager who will be required to step in to lead and guide our lifesaving and rescue operations over this period. The role is supported by a team of four Supervisors and overseen by an Operations Manager.

Our Lifeguard Service is delivered by a hundreds-strong team of:

  • Volunteer and paid lifeguards;
  • Support Services – SurfCom Operators, Duty Officers, Critical Incident Support Volunteers and Rescue Water Craft Operators

In addition, SLSNR provides and administers a 24/7 SAR service through its clubs to the Maritime Police on a 24hr 365 day basis and provides an event water safety team to internal and external clients. This is a 12-month contract.

https://www.seek.com.au/job/35919767

Volunteer Opportunities

Japan Lifeguard/Lifesaver Exchange

Surf Life Saving Australia has had a very successful partnership with Japan Life Saving Association (JLA) since 2007.
JLA see the Australian lifesavers/lifeguards as great advocates in assisting in the awareness of water safety and enhancing lifesaving activity.

Conditions
The exchange program will run from 13 July – 8 August 2018 in Onjuki Town, Japan. This is a volunteer program, however flights, transfers, accommodation, and food will be provided to the successful applicants. SLSA will provide insurance for the 4 travelers.

To be eligible applicants will need to be 20 years and older at the time of travel, and hold a current passport.

Selection Criteria
Fill out the Expression of Interest and provide a maximum 2 page application outlining how you meet the selection criteria (below) and how you will be a great candidate for this volunteer exchange program.

SLSA will be choosing up to 4 successful applicants.

The selection criteria is:
• Lifeguard or Lifesaver patrol Captain
• Enthusiasm in coaching
• Healthy, physically and mentally, and love lifesaving
• Interested in Japanese culture and ready to try new things
• Can work long hours
• Good Communicator
• Experience instructing “Water Safety Program” and Youth preferred

Nomination Deadline: 

All nomination must be sent LSV for endorsement no later than Wednesday 25th April to membershipandleadership@lsv.com.au. Should you wish have any questions please contact LSV M&L Department on 9676 6912 or  membershipandleadership@lsv.com.au

Nomination will need be forwarded to SLSA General Manager Capacity and Capabilityvia email to qturton@slsa.asn.au by 5:00pm Friday 27 April 2018.

Circular – Expression of Interest_Japan 2018

Development Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunity – AIDR Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships Round 3 (Closing 14 May 2018)

 

On behalf of the Federal Government the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is offering the AIDR Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarship Rd 3, which is now open and closes on 14 May 2018.

The million dollar scholarship fund has been established to recognise the complex service delivered by volunteers and the high-level skills and leadership required to respond to emergency situations.

Funding is available for the reimbursement of education and training costs for volunteers in an emergency management agency that wish to undertake studies in accredited units or courses in emergency and disaster management vocational training and education, and higher education.

The amount of funding depends on the level and type of qualification intended and the number of units of study intended to complete in the funding period, with the maximum amount capped as follows:

  • Up to $12,000 for vocational education and training
  • Up to $25,000 for higher education

The scholarship is available to approved applicants, being those that:

  • Australian citizens or permanent residents that reside in Australia
  • Volunteer in an emergency management agency, that is either:
    • A member of the Australian Emergency Management Volunteer Forum (or an affiliate of) and/or
    • A government or non-government agency with a defined role in state or territory emergency management arrangements

Key points to note:

  • Funding is provided as a reimbursement on successful completion of the study
  • Applications for whole courses or single or multiple units with a primary focus in emergency and disaster management will be considered
  • The scholarship cannot be used to fund research degrees or associated expenses
  • At least a written character reference and contact details from the manager of their volunteer role must be provided

Further details and access to the application portal https://www.aidr.org.au/programs/scholarships-for-volunteers/

Should you wish to apply please contact LSV M&L Department on 9676 6912 or membershipandleadership@lsv.com.au to discuss the endorsement of your scholarship application.

 

LGBTI Leadership Program Offer (closing 4th May)

The LGBTI Leadership program is for Victorians (18 years +) who can demonstrate drive, passion and vision to make a contribution to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and gender diverse and intersex communities. The 2018 LGBTI Leadership Program will gather a diverse range of LGBTI people together.LGBTI Leadership Program Offer

The LGBTI Leadership Program is being delivered by Leadership Victoria, funded through the Victorian Government’s LGBTI Community Grants Program.

The LGBTI leadership program will include specialised LGBTI content across the program. Program content will include:

  • Leadership development and leadership identity sessions
  • LGBTI speakers, case studies and site visits
  • Presenters from diverse backgrounds, industries and sectors
  • Workshops to build skills, such as communication, media and networking
  • Sessions to learn more about and build your leadership skills
  • Building networks with other LGBTI leaders
  • Optional mentoring

For more details, refer to the website: https://www.leadershipvictoria.org/programs/lgbti-leadership-program

A detailed summary of drowning incidents in Victoria is produced each year. These reports provide information and statistics about the people who drowned in Victorian waterways each year and the activities they were undertaking at the time.

LSV Drowning Reports include unintentional drowning incidents only. They do not include deaths due to natural causes, suicide, or homicide. Information for the reports has been collected from the State Coroner’s Office of Victoria and the National Coroner’s Information System (NCIS).

 


2017/18 Calendar
Club Program Dates Contact
Altona LSC 29/10/2017 – 17/12/2017 (8 sessions) then 4/2/2018 – 4/3/2018 (5 sessions) Aaron Hunt – Junior Development Manager 0417 773 898 membership@altonalsc.com.au
Times: Sundays 10:00am – 11:30am
Altona Website: Please see our website for all details on registration, training sessions and more information.
Nippers registrations are open to new members from 1st September 2017. Places are limited so please register early to avoid disappointment. A great Nippers program requires lots of help to run, so preference will be given to parents volunteering in Age Manager, Assistant Age Manager or Water Safety roles – no experience is required as we will train and support you!
Angelsea SLSC 26/12/17 – 12/01/2018 Fiona Fitzgerald – Nipper Coordinator 5263 1107 info@angleseaslsc.org.au
Times: 10 sessions from 9.30-11.30 during date range
Angelsea SLSC Website: Please see our website. Anglesea SLSC also offers a Nipper program for children and adults with a disability called Starfish Nippers which runs at same time as our Nipper program.
Apollo Bay SLSC 28/12/2017 – 06/01/2018 Thom Cookes / Karen Cookes – Junior Coordinator 0417 773 898 nippers.abslsc@gmail.com
Times: Refer Website for details as the holiday program changes daily
Apollo Bay Website: Please see our website for all details on registration, training sessions and more information.
Apollo Bay only has a Nippers holiday program. Six lessons plus a club champs between 28 Dec 2017 and 06 Jan 2018. Sessions are in the mornings. Sessions are not every day
Aspendale LSC  19/11/2017 – 25/03/2018 Brad Smith – Junior Activities Coordinator  0409 199 937 bradley.smith8@gmail.com
Times: Sunday mornings 10:30am – 11:45am
Aspendale LSC Website: Please see our website for all details on registration, training sessions and more information.
Bancoora SLSC  Dec 10 & 17, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 Rick Werner  0407 868 895 rwerner2@bigpond.com
Times: Nippers Sunday 10:30 – 12:30 (U8-U14), 10:30 – 11:30 (U6-U7)
Bancoora SLSC Website: Please see our website for all details on registration, training sessions and more information.First session and Come & Try Day Sunday Dec 10th. Please contact us if coming for the first time. Mozzies U6 & U7 runs for 60 min. Introduction to Nippers, based on fun and games with limited water activities. Young Guns 14 to 18 age
Barwon Heads/13th Beach SLSC 05/11/2017 – 18/03/2018 PLUS Holiday Program 27-29/12/17 and 2-5/01/18 Ashleigh Baker – Nipper and Junior Development 0408981389 nippers@13thbeachslsc.asn.au
Times: 5th of November – 18th March Sunday Mornings 10:30am – 12:30pm . Nipper Holiday Program 27th – 29th December and 2nd – 5th January
Barwon Heads/13th Beach SLSC Website: Please see our website. Extended Program will include both training for junior competition and skills development.
Beaumaris LSC  11/11/2017 – 04/03/2018 Vaughan Furniss 0487 224 464 blscsecretary@gmail.com
Times: Sessions Friday evenings 5:00pm to 6:30pm (up till Christmas) and Saturday afternoons 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Black Rock LSC 11/11/2017 -15/3/2018 Justine Birchall – Junior Manager 0400 575 198 juniors@brlsc.org.au
Times: Saturday 12.30-2 pm & Thursday 6.30-7.30 followed by family BBQ
Black Rock LSC Website: Please see our website. Open Day 21/10/2017. Season starts Saturday after the Melbourne cup. Christmas break 21/12/2017 – resuming 11/01/2018, Thursday evening and Saturday training available. We run an active Cadet program for high school Nippers (aged13-14) and Seniors (aged 15-16 years) and invite teens interested in exploring lifesaving for the first time to join in.
Bonbeach LSC  Mid November 2016 to End March 2017 (plus off-season club activities) Dawn Walterfang 0417 100 701 dwltrfng@gmail.com
Times: Fridays from 5pm – Nipper training starts 5.30pm, YIPs support 5.30pm & training 6.30pm (plus additional sessions as required)
Brighton LSC Claire Pratt nippers@brightonlsc.com.au
Times: 
Cape Paterson SLSC James Weston / Ray Rust nipper.delegate@cpslsc.org.au
Times:
Carrum SLSC 11/11/2017-03/03/2018 Rik Price – Junior Coordinator 0407 780 601 junior-coordinator@carrumslsc.com
Times: Saturday mornings 10.30 am to 12:00 noon (Sign in from 10:15)
Carrum SLSC Website: Please see our website. Our Open Day is Saturday October 28th, so come on down and check out the club
Chelsea Longbeach SLSC 11/11/2017 – 30/03/2018 Russell Davidson – Junior Coordinator 0409 948 268 clslsc.junior@gmail.com
Times: Saturday 11 November 2017 through to the end of March 2018. Saturday’s 2.15pm – 3.45pm .
Chelsea Longbeach SLSC Website: Please see our website
Dromana Bay LSC  7/01/2017 – 18/03/2017 Leigh Garwood 0426 989 055 rockymaizy@yahoo.co.uk
Times: 10 week program each Saturday morning from 10:00am to 11:45am
Dromana Bay LSC Website: Please see our website. A water safety program designed for all children with a focus on fun and skill development.
Edithvale LSC 26/11/2017 – 04/03/2018 John Nightingale 0418 356 168 jni46753@bigpond.net.au
Times: Sunday Mornings 10:00am – 11:30am
Edithvale LSC Website: Please see our website.
Elwood LSC  06/11/2016-19/03/2017 Crystal Janoesek 0428 169 258 nippers@elwoodlsc.com.au
Times: Sunday 10am – 11:30am
Fairhaven SLSC 27/12/2017-06/01/2018 Kirstin Charlesworth– Coordinator 0409 644 435 nippers@fairhavenslsc.org
Times: as per website
Fairhaven SLSC Website: Competition training for nippers to masters starting at Sandridge LSC from Sunday October 15th, 4-6pm, further details on Fairhaven website .
Frankston LSC Tracey Cester 0414 875 562 nippers@fransktonlsc.com.au 
Times: Nipper sessions are Friday afternoon 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Gunnamatta SLSC  27/12/2017 – 21/01/2018 Mitch Graham 0457 414 958 mitch.graham@gprconsulting.net.au
Times: For more information please visit our website.
Half Moon Bay SLSC  5/10/2016 – 08/03/2016 Paul Francis 0413 838 412 pbfrancis@netspace.net.au
Times: Wednesday afternoon 4:30pm – 5:30pm  (Under 7 – 10); 5:15pm – 6:30pm (Under 11 – 14)
Hampton LSC  25/11/2017 – 16/03/2018 Murray James  0457 520 194 juniors@hlsc.org.au
Times: Saturday afternoon 3:00pm – 4:30pm. Please see our website.
Inverloch SLSC 27/12/2017-07/01/2018 Lucy Chambers/Peter Cresswell 0431462887/0413756464 nippers@islsc.org.au
Times: Summer Program from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Inverloch SLSC Website: Please see our website. Nipper Champs & Presentation: 6th Jan 2018. Venus Bay Carnival: 7th Jan 2018.
Jan Juc SLSC 15/10/2017-11/03/2017 Brett Thompson 0412 530 038 nippers@janjucsurfclub.com.au
Times: Wednesday evenings 5:15pm – 6:30pm and Sunday Mornings 9:30 – 11:30am
Jan Juc Website: Please see our website. Summer Intensive Surf Education Program begins on 27/12/2017 and runs for 8 sessions until 12/01/2017.
Kennett River SLSC Geoff Tresidder 0425 712 886 tresfam@optusnet.com.au
Times: 
Lakes Entrance SLS  03/12/2017 – 18/04/2018 Lindy Bills and Carmel Thomson 0400 561 283 gbbjbills@bigpond.com
Times: Sunday mornings 10:00am – 12:00noon. Please see our website.
Lorne SLSC  27/12/16 – 04/01/17 Jennifer Brown 0413 607 357 nippers@lornesurfclub.com.au
Times: 9:00am
Mallacoota SLSC 18/12/2017 to 20/12/2017 Simon Berry -President 0438 522 091 berry.simon.p@edumail.vic.gov.au
Times: 9am to 12:30pm
This Nippers program is run in conjunction with the local school Mallacoota P-12 College. Accessing all children before summer.
Mentone LSC Conor Hayes 0410 027 422 conorhayes@iinet.net.au
Times:
Mildura LSC  14/01, 28/01, 11/02, 25/02, 04/03, 10/03, 11/03  Dennis McLaughlan  dennismclaughlan@gmail.com
Times: 9:30 – 11:30 followed by a BBQ.
Mildura Website: www.facebook.com/milduralifesavingclub
Mordialloc LSC 1st Nipper Day – Sunday 12th November 2017 Jonathan Holt – Director of Youth Development 0410551050 nippers@mlsc.com.au
Times: Sunday Mornings 10.15am – 11.45am. Tuesday / Thursday night’s 5.00 – 6.30pm all-inclusive mid-week competition training to help develop and prepare our Nippers for the LSV State carnivals
Mordialloc LSC Website: Please see our website for additional information. Registration Day – Sunday 29th October 2017 – Refer to our flyer
Mornington LSC 01/11/2017 – 23/02/2017 Damian Brice– Junior Coordinator 0403 663 342 adel.morningtonlsc@gmail.com
Times: Sunday 10am to noon
Mornington LSC Website: Please see our website for further details. Located on Mills Beach, 1km north of the Mornington Pier, our Nipper program will be run on Sundays, with a number of Friday twilight sessions being held, so both competing and non competing nippers can participate in their weekly training. We encourage new families to join the Mornington Life Saving Club, where we foster a family friendly and supportive atmosphere, a safe learning environment for children to develop life survival and leadership skills, and provide an opportunity to participate in carnivals where sportsmanship and teamwork is paramount.
Mount Martha LSC 17/11/2017-02/03/2018 Bec Gibbs – Junior Director 0432 204 147 juniordirector@mmlsc.com.au
Times: Friday nights from 6.00pm
Mount Martha LSC Website: Please see our website for further details on registration, training sessions and more information.
Ocean Grove SLSC  27/12/2017 – 07/01/2018 Darren Ball 0413 600 344 darrenball37@bigpond.com
Times: Full program information can be found at www.oceangroveslsc.asn.au
Point Leo SLSC  27/12/16 – 22/01/17 Richard Hoskins  0407 436 420 hoskins.richard@gmail.com
Times: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays; (U7 to U10) from 8:30am to 10:30am; (U11 to U14) 10:15am to 12:30pmIn addition the club is also running a Junior Surf Sports Program from 5 October 2016 until 12 March 2017 with a focus on improving Surf Lifesaving skills and fitness including competition capabilities
Point Lonsdale SLSC  28/12/16 – 7/01/2017 Justine Kiely-Scott 0417 059 105 vpyld@pointlonsdaleslsc.asn.au
Times: 09:30 – 11:30
Port Campbell SLSC Brooke Barnewall 0438 580 410 ajandbrooke@bigpond.com 
Times:
Port Fairy SLSC 03/12/2017 – 25/02/2018 Nicole Dwyer– Nipper Coordinator 0419 568 775 pfslsc@bigpond.com
Times: Sunday mornings 10.30am – 12noon / Friday nights 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Port Fairy SLSC Website: Please see our website for further details on registration, training sessions and more information.
Port Melbourne LSC 27/12/2017-06/01/2018 Belinda Gill– Nipper Coordinator 0403 509 479 gill.belinda.a@edumail.vic.gov.au
Times: 03/12/2017 to 17/12/2017 then 04/02/2018 – 26/03/2018. Sunday Mornings from 10.45am to 12.30pm
Port Melbourne LSC Website: Please see our website. We encourage everyone to be involved, but require assistance from parents to run the program. Parents that assist with the program (becoming an Age manager) are given first preference to join the club. Parents will be rostered on to cook the BBQ each week. The club is/has been updating its facilities to encourage more interaction after Nippers has finished..
Portland SLSC  27/11/2016 – 19/02/2017 Damien King 0410 609 356 portlandnippers@gmail.com
Times: Sunday mornings 11:00am – 12:30pmFinal session pre Christmas is 18/12/2016. Resuming after Christmas break on 15/01/2017.
Portsea SLSC Kerri Harris 03 5984 2444
Times:
Rosebud & McCrae LSC
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Sandridge LSC 29 October 2017 to 4 March 2018 Jeremy Goodger– Director of Junior Activities 0411 228 922 nippers@sandridge.org.au
Times: Sunday afternoon 4.30pm till 6pm
Sandridge LSC Website: Please see our website.
Sandringham LSC Bree Ambry 0424 661 984 membership@sandringhamlsc.com.au
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Seaford LSC 02/12/2017 – 10/03/2018 Ross Taylor – Junior Coordinator 0422 905647 seaford.nippers@gmail.com
Times: 13:45 – 16:00
Seaford LSC Website: Please see our website. In 2017-2018, the 13-week Nippers program at Seaford LSC will run between 1.45pm and 4pm from 2nd December 2017 to 10th March 2018 inclusive, with 2 weeks off during Christmas and New Year (23rd and 30th December). Sessions will begin at 1.45pm, with a briefing from the Junior Coordinator (Ross Taylor) regarding the program for the day, announcements from other leaders and general housekeeping. We appreciate that it can be difficult to get to places punctually with kids in tow, however, please make every effort to be on time. Remember that the car park can be quite full on a warm day and you may need to allow 10 minutes to get to the clubrooms. A smooth start enables all Nippers, parents and leaders to enjoy their afternoon on the beach. Nippers can only join as part of a Family Membership. As of 2017, the cost of this membership is $140 ($130 if membership is renewed prior to ‘early bird’ cutoff). There are no extra weekly payments for the sessions apart from a gold coin donation for the post-Nippers BBQ. Nippers require a quartered cap ($10) and Fluoro Rashie ($20 approx) in order to participate. These will be available from the club during Nipper sessions.
Seaspray SLSC Emma and Matt Fleming 0408 375 445 seaspraynippers@gmail.com
Times: Sunday 9:00am – 11:15am
Sorrento SLSC  15/10/17 – 25/03/18 Chris Biermann  0407 920 870 nippers@sorrentoslsc.com / chris.biermann@sorrentoslsc.com
Times:
Sorrento SLSC Website: Please see our website for additional information. Please note that our 2017/2018 Program is FULL. No new members will be accepted
South Melbourne LSC 14/11/2017 – 19/12/2017; 9/1/2018 – 13/03/2018 Terri Ward – Junior Coordinator 0447 667 439 nippers@southmelbournelsc.com.au
Times: Tuesday evenings – 5.30 – 7.00pm
South Melbourne LSC Website: Please see our website.
St Kilda LSC www.stkildalifesavingclub.com.au
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Torquay SLSC  29/10/2016 – 16/01/2017 Paul Schram nippers.tslsc@gmail.com
Times: Holiday program consists of 8 sessions, each session approximately 2 hours duration
Venus Bay SLSC 27/12, 30/12, 31/12, 3/1, 6/1, 7/1, 10/1, 13/1, 14/1. Dave Cumming– Junior Coordinator 0438 831 376 nippers@vbslsc.org.au
Times: All sessions commence at 10am
Venus Bay SLSC Website: Please see our website. 9th January Venus Bay hosts nipper carnival with Inverloch
Waratah Beach SLSC  27/12/2017 – 19/01/2018 Natalie Ashdown 0416 203 239 nippers@waratahbeach.com.au
Times: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 9:30am – 11:30am
Waratah Beach SLSC Website: Please see our website. Catering for all Nippers from Under 6 to Under 13’s.
Registration prior via our website or on Tuesday 26 December; Season runs 1st Session Wednesday 27 December through to Club Championships on Friday 19th January 2018
Warrnambool SLSC  3/12/2017-17/02/2018 John Cook 0419 007 276 john.cook@warrnamboolslsc.org.au
Times: Typically Sundays, 9am-11:30am but does vary. Check the website for details
Warrnambool SLSC Website: Please see our website. Nippers can only join as part of a Family Membership. As of 2017, the cost of this membership is $150. Additional Nippers can be added at $55 each. Full details available on our website
Williamstown Swimming & LSC  04/11/2016 – 16/12/2016 and03/02/2017 – 24/02/2017 Leonie Newey 0478 416 004 membership@williamstownslsc.org.au
Times: Sunday Mornings
Wonthaggi LSC Leonie Byron nippers@wlsc.org.au
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Woodside Beach SLSC Christine Ollington 0428 248 550 ollies@wideband.net.au
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Woolamai Beach SLSC 29/12/17-5/01/18 Jason Close– Nippers Director 0417569004 -strictly after 7pm nippers@woolamaibeach.asn.au
Times: 9.30am-11.45am
Woolamai Beach SLSC Website: Please see our website. All places for 2017/18 program have been filled but you may join our waiting list at www.woolamaibeach.asn.au. Additional information is also available on our website.
Wye River SLSC  27/12/2016 – 08/01/2017 Anna Lennon 0438 500 358 anna.lennon@bigpond.com
Times:  10:00am – 12:00pm for 8 sessions. We have 8 morning sessions over the 2 week period, including a “friendly’ comp day with Apollo Bay, a Club Champ day and Multi-age relays.
Wye River SLSC Website: Please see our website. Nipper enrollment opens 1st October 2017. Limited spots available so please register as soon as possible.

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