The fun of surf life saving starts when you join Nippers, celebrating 50 years in Queensland!

If you’re thinking of introducing your child to lifesaving, then Junior Activities (commonly known as “Nippers”) is for you – and what better time to join this iconic program than in its 50th anniversary year!

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Junior Activities is open to children aged 5-13 years (age for a season is calculated as of midnight 30 September).

Every club in Queensland offers a Junior Activities program, all with various styles and sizes.


Lifesaving is something for the whole family to get involved in and there are many supporting roles that you can play as a parent of a child involved in Junior Activities.

Surf lifesaving is an amazing activity for growing a child’s confidence, knowledge and skills in the beach environment.

Not only will your child have fun and meet new friends, they will become part of an iconic organisation that has served the Australian community for over 100 years.

Interested? Sign up at the form below!

The program is focused on play, participation and fun. It offers an educational pathway through the delivery of the Junior Development Resource Kit, which is designed to ensure children have fun at the beach while participating in lessons that will develop them to become a knowledgeable participant in both lifesaving and sport.

Before the start of the Junior Activities season each child is required to complete a Preliminary Skills Assessment designed to ensure that each child demonstrates a standard of competence in an aquatic environment.

Click here to watch our Notable Nipper videos, featuring Trevor Hendy, Alyssa Bull and many more.

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Junior Activities Programs

The red and yellow family of surf lifesavers is an iconic sight on Queensland beaches, and is part of an organisation that has served the Australian community for over 100 years.  If you’re thinking about introducing your child to a new sport, the SLSQ Junior Activities program (commonly known as Nippers) is for you!


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