Membership

Edithvale Life Saving Club (ELSC) is one of 58 Life Saving Clubs that make up Life Saving Victoria. Membership is open to everyone and it’s a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, get fit or simply support a vital community service. Become the life at our beach and continue the life saving tradition that has spanned over 100 years.

 

 


 

 

Benefits of membership

  • Access to all club equipment during opening hours including boards and skis
  • Use of all club facilities during opening hours including kitchen, showers and toilets
  • Participation in the Nippers program
  • Access to a variety of training courses including First Aid and Bronze Medallion
  • Discount on Hall Hire for private functions

 


 

How do I join?

Joining is easy, just complete the member application/renewal form and return with a cheque/cash or EFT payment to Edithvale Life Saving Club.  Download the above membership form for bank account details.

 

 


 

 

Membership fees

There are a number of membership categories available at ELSC:

  • Family Membership $120 - (parents and all children up to and including the age of 18)
  • Senior (16yrs and over) $70
  • Junior (under 16 yrs) $70

Fees are paid annually, plus a one off joining fee of $25. All fees are payable when you submit your application form.

 

 


 

Working with Children checks

The Working With Children Act 2005 (Vic) includes a compulsory Working With Children Check for all employees and volunteers who have regular, direct and not directly supervised contact with children under 18 years of age. This check has implications for all areas of Life Saving Victoria as members under 18 years of age are involved in all our activities including patrols, competition, coaching, instructing, assessing and day-to-day club activities including parents supervising and supporting their children at training and competition.

 

View Working with Children Check FAQ's

 

Therefore to ensure our members are operating within the legal framework, it is imperative that ALL members over 18 years obtain the WWCC. ELSC have agreed to ensure that our members meet this standard and LSV policy requires we commit to the standard set by LSV.

 

 

 


 

Guidelines for Members completing the form

Members are to complete the Application Form and include the following standard LSV Volunteer details:

Section 11. List the area(s)
Use the following code:
70 (Clubs & Associations)

 

Section 12. Which organisation(s)

Name of primary Organisation: Insert details for Life Saving Victoria first

Life Saving Victoria
200 The Boulevard
Port Melbourne Vic 3207
9676 6900

 

Name of other Organisation: Insert details for Edithvale LSC

Edithvale Life Saving Club
The Esplanade
PO Box 2034
Edithvale VIC 3196

 

 


 

Supporting the activities at ELSC

ELSC is a not-for-profit organisation that relies on membership fees, grants, sponsorship and fundraising as its main source of operating funds. Hard to believe, but this vital community service is only made possible by members who tirelessly lobby for the funds to improve facilities, pay insurance, purchase rescue equipment, restock first aid etc. Simple ways to support our service to the community include:

  • Ritches Community Benefit program. On your next visit to Ritches Aspendale Gardens, request a Community Benefit Card and nominate Edithvale Life Saving Club.
  • Sponsorship - there are plenty of sponsorship opportunities available which support the services of ELSC and communicate your commitment to the lifesaving community. Contact thegull_elsc@hotmail.com for a Sponsorship Package.
  • Donations - no donation is too big or small. Donations tins are located at the club during the patrol season or you can post your donation to us.