Club Rules and Regulations

Our Constitution and By-Laws provide the rules and regulations for the Club.

Our club is affiliated to Surf Life Saving Australia, Surf Life Saving Qld and Point Danger Branch and as such we are bound also by their policies, rule and regulations.

To find out more or review the Club Constitution & Bylaws please refer to the Club Website:

Your Membership Category will determine your eligibility to vote at the Annual General Meeting.

In general, parents will be either an active or associate member.  Associate members will not usually be able to vote at the AGM.

Competitors Code – Code of Conduct

  1. Play for the fun of it, not just to please your parents or coach.
  2. Play by the rules.
  3. Never argue with the officials’ decision. Let your Team Manager ask any necessary questions.
  4. Control your temper – no “mouthing off”, breaking sticks, throwing boards or other equipment.
  5. Work equally hard for yourself and your team – your team’s performance will benefit and so will your own.
  6. Be a good sport. Cheer all efforts, whether for your team’s or for your own.
  7. Treat all participants as you yourself would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of any competitor.
  8. Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
  9. Co-operate with your coach, team mates and opponents, for without a team you do not have an event.

Coach and Officials – Code of Conduct

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worthiness of others.
  2. Be fair, equitable, considerate and honest in all dealings with others.
  3. Be aware of and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to SLSA standards, rules, regulations and policies.
  4. Be professional in and accept responsibility for actions.
  5. Make a commitment to providing quality service.
  6. Use facilities and equipment for their proper purposes and care for and maintain such facilities and equipment correctly.
  7. Refrain from anything which may abuse, intimidate or harass others.
  8. Preserve and protect the standing and reputation of the Association.
  9. Understand the consequences of any breach of SLSA’s Member Protection Policy or Codes of Conduct.
  10. Be responsible for matters concerning the coaching, training, development and competition of surf lifesavers.
  11. Maintain a “duty of care” towards others and accountability for matters relating to training and competition.
  12. Have a good sound working knowledge of SLSA’s policies, rules and regulations, officiating and coaching techniques.
  13. Ensure that any physical contact with others is:
    • Appropriate to the situation; and
    • Necessary for the person’s skill development.
  1. Provide a safe environment for training and competition.
  2. Be a positive role model for surf lifesaving and SLSA.

Club ByLaws – Code of Conduct

Members and all people involved in any way with SLS will in accordance with the SLSA Member Protection Policy:

a) Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others—treat others as you would like to be treated yourself.

b) Be ethical, considerate, fair, courteous and honest in all dealings with other people and organisations.

c) Be professional in, and accept responsibility for your actions.

d) Be aware of and follow at all times SLS’ standards, rules, policies and procedures and promote those standards, rules, policies and procedures to others.

e) Operate within the rules and spirit of the sport, including the national and international guidelines that govern SLS.

f) Understand the possible consequences of breaching the codes and/or this policy.

g) Report any breaches of the codes or this policy to the appropriate PPA.

h) Refrain from any form of abuse, harassment, discrimination and victimisation towards others.

i)  Raise concerns regarding decisions of PPA through the appropriate channels and in a timely manner.

j)  Provide a safe environment for the conduct of activities in accordance with any relevant SLSA policy.

k) Show concern, empathy and caution towards others that may be sick or injured.

l)  Be a positive role model to all.

m) Respect and protect confidential information obtained through SLS activities or services; whether individuals and/or organisational information.

n)  Maintain the required standard of accreditation and/or licensing of professional competencies, as applicable to the role(s).

o) Ensure that any physical contact with others is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person’s skill development.

p) Refrain from intimate relations with persons over whom you have a position of authority.

q) Agree to abide by the codes.

r) Maintain a duty of care towards others.

s) Be impartial and accept the responsibility for all actions taken

For clarity and emphasis regarding this Code of Conduct, PPA (Person in Authority) includes everyone who holds a position of authority in SLS, whether paid or unpaid, and includes, but is not limited to, all SLS Entity Individual Members. For the avoidance of doubt, PPA also includes Child or Young Person (CYP) who may hold a position of authority in SLS over other CYP.