Frequently Asked Questions

Q: At what age can my child start nip­pers?

Chil­dren must be 6 years old by the end of Sep­tem­ber in the year in which they join.

Q: Can my child join on their own?

Chil­dren can only join on their own once they reach the age of 14, up until then any child must join with their par­ents under the fam­ily mem­ber­ship cat­e­gory.

Q: How much does mem­ber­ship cost?

Our cur­rent reg­is­tra­tion fee struc­ture is listed on our Mem­ber­ship page and is updated annu­ally.

Q: What does my child need to bring with them?

  • Your Age Group Cap
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Speedo type bathers (no board shorts)
  • Sun­nies
  • Foamie board (Nip­pers – U8s through to U10s only)
  • Long Sleeve shirt/T-shirt
  • Gog­gles
  • WATER to drink
  • Sun­cream
  • Rash vest (hi-viz colour)
  • Towel
  • Par­ent or Guardian

Q: What type of board does my child need to have?

  • Under 7s – no board require­ment.
  • Under 8 to under 10 – Foam board / Kirra Surf / Soft Hard Board – CLUB WILL PROVIDE  (although if pre­ferred this can be pur­chased from club).
  • Under 11 to under 13 – Soft Hard Board / Epoxy Nip­per Board
  • Under 14s and up – Full size (Mal) board.

Q: Do I need to stay with my child?

Yes. One par­ent or guardian respon­si­ble for that child needs to remain on the beach with their child at all times.

Q: Do par­ents have to par­tic­i­pate?

It is not com­pul­sory but we do like par­ents to get involved. Par­ents are encour­aged to enroll for a course such as the Surf Res­cue Cer­tifi­cate and obtain the award which then allows them to carry out water safety for the nip­per groups. After all, if we didn’t have the vol­un­teers to assist with these groups, then we wouldn’t be able to run them. The club is run almost solely by vol­un­teers.

Q: What type of things do the nippers/juniors do?

At 9am on Sun­day morn­ings our 6–13 year old mem­bers gather on the beach at their respec­tive age group coloured flag where the Age Group Man­agers deliver a bal­anced mix of surf edu­ca­tion which includes surf sports skills. At Mul­laloo we not only encour­age the kids but pre­fer to involve the whole fam­ily in learn­ing to use our beaches in a safe and envi­ron­men­tally respon­si­ble way.

Q: How do I join up?

If you are join­ing as a fam­ily and have chil­dren that fall into one of the nip­per cat­e­gories you will need to con­tact the club to get your name on the wait­ing list. Alter­na­tively, fill in our online Expres­sion of Inter­est form. The wait­ing list opens every year on 1st April and a $100 appli­ca­tion fee is charged. If your child is offered a place at the Club this fee will go towards your mem­ber­ship fees, if you are unsuc­cess­ful this fee is refunded to you. If how­ever you are offered a place and decline the offer the fee is not refund­able. If you are join­ing as a cadet, active, social/gym mem­ber you will need to come along to the club on our reg­is­tra­tion day which is usu­ally held in mid Sep­tem­ber.

Q: I’m not a mem­ber, can I hire out the club for a pri­vate func­tion?

Yes. Please view our venue hire page for fur­ther infor­ma­tion and to down­load a func­tion pack.

Q: Can I bring guests into the club on social nights?

Yes. Mem­bers are per­mit­ted to bring up to 5 guests each to the clubs social events and bar open­ing times.