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Patrol hours record, operations app and iPad

This season, SLSSA have asked that the operations app (either on a mobile device or computer) is used to sign on, update changes throughout the day, record hours and sign off at the end of the day. The club iPad is listed as minimum patrol equipment as well (however you can use your own device or computer if you prefer).

As a result, paper logbooks no longer need to be filled in for patrols (they will for water safety such as nippers and carnival training though).

Access to sign on and off, and record hours, is limited to who is listed as the Patrol Captain and Vice Patrol Captain by default. If someone else requires access, please call the Lifesaving Services Officer. 

If all else fails, or you are having trouble with the app, Surfcom are there to assist either by radio, or on 13SURF. If it’s a lengthy conversation asking for assistance with the app, it may be better to call them.

Regarding hours, these are recorded by the Patrol Captain (or Vice) through the app, so you must report to them when you start and finish patrol to ensure your hours are recorded. To the app user recording hours: if the member leaves early, edit their finishing time but leave their name checked. If you uncheck their name, hours will be deleted from the record. Surfcom don’t see this list of people signed on for patrol, but the number of people on patrol should be updated on the patrol status tab.

As soon as patrol is signed off, your hours will appear under your members portal account at

These are time frames that each patrol log has to be reviewed by Club Officers and submitted to SLSSA. A reminder to check your patrol hours in your member’s portal within a week after your patrol and let us know if there are any errors. After this, we may not be able to credit your hours. Note this is only for rostered patrols, not water safety such as Nippers, Same Wave, Carnival Training etc. These water safety logs still need to be entered manually and may take a few weeks for officers to complete.

If you don’t know your login details, please get in touch as we can sort them out for you.

For more information, contact the Lifesaving Services Officer,

Merchandise and Uniforms


The Club offers various Club branded merchandise and Patrol Uniforms for purchase by member

Unfortunately all merchandise needs to be pre-ordered, but we do have limited stock of hiz viz, nipper rashies and sun safe hats, bathers and some clothing. For any merchandise details please email Sonia at

Patrol Uniform Price

  • Lycra patrol cap – $10
  • Uniform top – $15
  • Uniform shorts – $15
  • Broad brim hat or peaked cap – $10
  • Reversible patrol cap for competitions – $20 – not currently available. On order, tba.

The Club does not profit from selling minimum required uniforms, they are sold at the SLSA cost price plus a small allowance for freight.


Contact Us

To get in touch, please send us an email –

We do have a phone number, which is (08) 8554 3155, however as we generally only operate on weekends throughout the summer, this number is generally not monitored. The best method is e-mail as we can direct it to the appropriate person, who may not be present on the beach when you call.

In an emergency call 000.

Information & Fees

Information and Fees

To renew your membership, login to the member’s portal. Please renew and pay your fees at the same time, to save our volunteer membership officers work in reconciling it if they are done separately.Having trouble using the members portal?

Click here to watch these quick tutorials if you have forgotten how to use it!

Please note:  If you are enrolling Nippers please visit the Junior section of our website for extra details and medical forms.  

Renewals and fees are due by the 30th of November, if renewals and payments are not received your membership will be archived and unable to patrol, compete etc as you won’t be covered by insurance. Your 2020/2021 membership remains current until this date.

To join, sign up here. Select Surf Life Saving Club and select Port Elliot. Your membership will be reviewed by Club Management and you will be informed once approved. Please pay the applicable membership fee at the same time as signing up under ‘Make a payment’. You are not covered by any insurance and unable to participate in club activities until fees have been paid. You will also require a working with children check, please e-mail to apply at the same time as you join the Club.

Having trouble using the members portal?  Click here to watch these quick tutorials to get you on you way!

Membership Fees 2021/2022

  • Full Adult Membership (18 years and above): $160.00
  • Junior Membership incl. Nippers (Under 18 on the 1st October 2021): $90.00
  • Nipper Supporter (compulsory: one parent of a Nipper to register as a supporter): $30.00
  • Community Membership: $50.00
  • Family Membership: $360.00


  • Family membership applies to 2 Full Adult Members and 2 Junior Members (under the age of 18 on the 1st October 2021) in the same family, or 1 Full Adult Member and 3 Junior Members (under the age of 18 on the 1st October 2021) in the same family. Additional dependents can be added at the Junior Membership rate.
  • A Nipper Supporter may elect to join as a Community Membership holder for $50 in lieu of the $30 supporter fee.
  • Community Membership will NOT have access to changerooms, gyms etc OR to the clubrooms outside of opening hours. The details of Community Membership is still being finalised but will most likely include benefits such as members’ drink prices.
  • Full Adult Membership and Junior Membership aged 15 or over have eligibility to hold entry keys to the Clubrooms, subject to the applicable keys fee (yet to be determined by Club Council due to new build).
  • Full Members or Nipper Supporters (aged 18 or over) require a Working with Children Check for their membership to remain valid – click here for further info.

Once you are a Full Adult Member and we have your working with childrens check you are able to apply for a club key fob.  Click here for further details.

Contact for any enquiries (we will aim to get back to you within a few days).  If you are enrolling Nippers please either visit the Junior section of our website for extra details and medical forms.