Due to the overhead associated with the attendance of carnivals we have the following information that will apply to all targeted carnivals.

Due to resources required to attend a carnival which include officials, water safety and Covid management, Queenscliff SLSC will advise the close of entry date that you MUST enter your nipper via our website.

NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted under any circumstances.

This means no entry after the Queenscliff advised date.  Any other date you may see on a carnival flyer is for the management of the resources in order to attend the carnival and is not relevant to the Nippers carnival entry.

There will be no correspondence entered into with any club member in regard to the decision made by the Nipper carnival committee or competition manager.

Parents may be required to reimburse the Club for entry fees in the case of non-attendance or withdrawal from a Carnival. Please remember your non-attendance may effect a team and their ability to compete.

Rules around COVID and attendance at the carnival may vary for each event.

Nipper Competition Volunteering Policy – 2022/2023

Competition is an important part of being a Queenscliff Nipper. The club supports our competitors by providing coaching, training, and competition fees. However, competitions require a great deal of co-ordination and organisation. In order to compete in any competition Queenscliff is required to provide a proportionate number of water safety personnel and technical sports officials. We rely on the parents of competitors to volunteer for these roles. Without volunteers Queenscliff would not be able to compete.

From the 2022-23 Season we are now requiring parents meet at least one of the following conditions to enable their nipper to compete.

1. Bronze Medallion or Surf Rescue Certificate Holder and able to provide water safety shifts as required.

2. Accredited technical sports official and able to provide officiating shifts as required.

3. Current Lead Age Manager.

Competitors who do not meet the above conditions will be charged the full carnival entry fees for each competition entered. This is additional to the one-off annual $50 Competition levy for U12s and above.

Given the water safety and official requirements to run a carnival (quotas are per capita) – ALL COMPETITOR’S  PARENTS will need to provide water safety, OR be an official at a minimum of 3 carnivals this season. When registering we will ask for your availability for that carnival. If you are not a CURRENT qualified bronze member (as of 22 Oct 2022) you will need to Officiate. We ask that you complete your officials course asap. Please email for further information.

We are also committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our members. We also recognise how hard it is for people to ask for help. If you are concerned regarding your Queenscliff membership or payment of your membership fees or your carnival fees we understand. You
are important to us so please contact Kathryn Shearsby, our Member Services Director confidentially via email

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