Attendance of carnivals requires a lot of organisation and many resources.

Due to varied requirements of officials and water safety 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, regardless of any advertised closing dates from other entities. We require additional time to organise our teams, officials and water safety quotas.

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.

Nipper Competition Volunteering Policy – 2023-2024

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 cannot compete.

For the 2023 – 24 season we require 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 2023) 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 our Member Services Director confidentially via email

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