Surf Safe your child by joining Australia’s Leading Surf Safety Program!

Our Family focused values focus on helping our members to be the best versions of themselves.

We give each Nipper individual attention and encouragement to do their best.




Welcome to the home of the Surfers Paradise Nippers, Gold Coast Nippers

Nippers is about learning, confidence and having fun in a safe beach environment. For Nippers, the beach is the classroom. They gain confidence by passing the tests of swimming, body boarding, beach sprints, dolphin-diving, spotting a rip, having fun with new friends and discovering things about themselves. Nippers is open to children from the age 5 up to 13 years (age for a season is calculated as of midnight September 30).

The skills gained in nippers will stick to the soul like sand from the beach and be carried for life.

The nippers of today are the future of surf lifesaving tomorrow.


Useful Resources and Downloadable Forms:


Surfers Paradise Nippers Facebook Page

Membership Application Form

Nipper Sign-On Process

Personal Contact Details and Medical Forms

Nipper Pool Assessment Form


Get Started - Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing

The Queensland Government’s Get in the Game initiative supports sport and recreation at the grassroots level. Get in the Game comprises three new funding programs worth $47.8 million over the next three years. Get Started, Get Going and Get Playing are designed to get more people, especially children and young people, playing sport and involved in recreation activities. For more information on Get Started – Funding to help kids participate visit

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