I hereby apply for membership of SLSA. In consideration of my application for membership being accepted, I acknowledge and agree that:

  1. In this membership declaration:
    “Claim” means and includes any action, suit, proceeding, claim, demand, damage, penalty, cost or expense however arising including but not limited to negligence BUT does NOT include a claim against SLSA by any person entitled to make a claim under a relevant SLSA insurance policy or under the SLSA constitution or SLSA Regulations. “SLSA” means Surf Life Saving Australia Limited.
    SLS Organisations” means and includes SLSA, its subsidiaries, its members (including State Centres & Clubs), Branches and their respective directors, officers, members, servants or agents.
    SLS Activities” means performing or participating in any capacity in any activity authorised or recognised by SLSA.
  2. If my application for membership is accepted I will be a member of the Organisation for which i am applying for and it’s subsequent branch, State Centre & SLSA. I acknowledge my application will be deemed to be accepted upon my participation in SLS Activities and I acknowledge that I will be bound by and agree to comply with the constitutions, regulations and policies of the SLS Organisations. These rules are necessary and reasonable for promoting SLSA and surf lifesaving as a community service.
  3. Warning: SLS Activities can be inherently dangerous. I acknowledge that I am exposed to certain risks during SLS Activities including but not limited to physical exertion,
    contact with surf lifesaving equipment, body contact and surf, sea and weather conditions. I acknowledge that accidents can and often do happen which may result
    in me being injured or even killed, or my property being damaged. I have voluntarily read and understood this warning and accept and assume the inherent risks in
    participating in SLS Activities.
  4. Exclusion of implied terms: I acknowledge that where I am a consumer of recreational services, as defined by any relevant law, certain terms and rights usually implied
    into a contract for the supply of goods and services may be excluded. I acknowledge that these implied terms and rights and any liability of the SLS Organisations (or
    any of them) flowing from them, are expressly excluded to the extent possible by law, by this membership declaration. To the extent of any liability arising, the liability
    of the SLS Organisations will, at the discretion of the relevant SLS Organisation, be limited to the resupply of the services or the payment of the cost of having the
    services supplied again.
  5. Release & Indemnity: Where I have committed a criminal offence, been negligent and/or otherwise deliberately failed or refused to comply with the SLS Rules as a
    member and/or whilst participating in any SLS Activities and in consideration of SLSA accepting my application for membership I:
    (a) release and will release the SLS Organisations from all Claims that I may have or may have had but for this release arising from or in connection with my
    membership and/or participation in any SLS Activities; and
    (b) indemnify and will keep indemnified the SLS Organisations to the extent permitted by law in respect of any Claim by any person arising as a result of or in
    connection with my membership and/or participation in any SLS Activities.
  6. Fitness to Participate: I declare that I am medically, mentally and physically fit and able to participate in any SLS Activities. I am not and must not be a danger to myself
    or to the health and safety of others. I will immediately notify SLSA in writing through my Club of any change to my medical condition, fitness and ability to participate.
  7. Privacy: By completing this form I consent to SLSA using, disclosing and storing my personal information in accordance with the SLSA Privacy Policy. I understand that
    the information I have provided in this form is necessary for the proper management of SLS Activities, administration of surf lifesaving and related activities in Australia.
    The information is collected in accordance with the SLSA Privacy Policy. SLSA may share my information with other SLS Organisations in accordance with the Privacy
    Policy and it may also be used to notify me of other events, news, and to offer the provision of services, including by third‐party providers, to me. I understand that
    the SLSA Privacy Policy contains information about how I may access, and request correction of my personal information held by SLSA or make a complaint about the
    handling of my personal information and provides information about how a complaint will be dealt with by SLSA. If the information is not provided my application
    may be rejected. I acknowledge that if I do not wish to receive promotional material from SLS sponsors and third parties I may advise in writing or via the opt‐out
    process provided in the relevant communication.
  8. Use of image: I consent to the relevant SLS Organisation(s) of which I am a member, using my name, image, likeness and also my performance in or of any SLS Activity
    at any time to promote the Objects of the relevant SLS Organisation(s), by any form of media. I waive any rights I might have to or in such use of my name, image or
    likeness by the relevant SLS Organisation(s).
  9. Intellectual Property (IP): I acknowledge and understand that SLSA owns significant surf lifesaving IP including but not only all IP rights in and to the SLS patrol uniform,
    red & yellow skull quarter cap, red & yellow flags, the colours red and yellow in the context of surf lifesaving and the SLS logo. I declare that I will not infringe any SLSA
    IP rights and will seek permission from my State Centre before any use of surf lifesaving IP.
  10. Commitment to the Protection of Children and Young People (CYP): I declare that I will seek to protect all other members, and particularly CYP, from all Abuse and
    Child Abuse including grooming. I acknowledge that SLSA is seeking to create and maintain a member and CYP safe and inclusive culture that is understood, endorsed
    and put into action by all. I agree to use my best endeavours to develop and grow such a culture. I agree to be bound by and comply with the Code of Conduct for
    People in Position of Authority when Dealing with Children and Young People.
  11. I have provided the information required overleaf and signed both sides of this form. I warrant that all information provided is true and correct. I acknowledge that
    this membership declaration cannot be amended. If I do amend it my application will be null and void and cannot be accepted by SLSA.
  12. Severance: If any provision of this membership declaration is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, the phrase or clause is to be read down for the purpose of
    that jurisdiction, if possible, so as to be valid and enforceable. If the phrase or clause cannot be so read down it will be severed to the extent of the invalidity or
    unenforceability of it in any other jurisdiction. Such severance does not affect the remaining provisions of this membership declaration or affect the validity or
    enforceability of it in any other jurisdiction.