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.



Please note:  Dates for patrols and nippers for the 22/23 season will be advised once confirmed by Life Saving Victoria.  COVID protocols will be in line with advice from the relevant authorities


COVID-19 UPDATE - Please note:  There will be restrictions/limited access to facilities and programs below for members in the 2021/2022 season in line with our COVID safe plan


Please read the ELSC VACCINE guidelines and LSV Vaccine COVID -19 Vaccine FAQs



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?

  • It is a requirement of ELSC that all Members 18 years and over have a valid Working with Children Check
  • If you do not currently have a WWCC, start your application before applying for membership.  The link to apply is here
  • Contact our Membership Manager at
  • Membership forms available here






Membership fees - 2022/23

There are a number of membership categories available at ELSC:

  • * Joining Fee $25 (per Family, Single or Nipper Family)
  • * Family Membership - Non Active Patrol $140 - (included maximum 2 adults and children that are fulltime students up to and including 18 years of age)
  • * Family Membership - Patrol or Age Manager $105 (included max 2 adults, and children that are fulltime students up to and including 18 years of age) - Note 1
  • * Single - Non Active Patrol  (available to people 14 years and older) $80
  • * Single (Patrol or Age Manager) $60Note 1
  • * Nipper Family $140 - Non Active Patrol (includes max 2 adults, and all children 5-14 years old)
  • * Nipper Family $105 Patrol or Age Manager (includes max 2 adults, and all children 5-14 years old) - Note 1


Note 1 -  A 25% discounted Family & Nipper membership fees apply only once in each membership category and are capped at one only 25% discount per membership type regardless of the number of active Patrol or Age Managers members covered under the membership type

* The membership for 2022/23 has been approved by the Committee and is to be subject to ratification at the AGM by way of a Notice of Motion


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




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 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.