Officials and Coaches

Surf Sports Officials

We would suggest all officials keep up to date with information from the SLSNSW website in relation to Officials via the following link

Active Sydney Branch Officials 

Each year Sydney Officials are asked to complete nomination form for Sydney Carnivals they wish to officiate at.  Carnival Official Appointments are then completed by Branch Surf Sports Committee and posted to Branch website – Surf Sports – Carnival Appointments prior to the scheduled carnival.

Officials wishing to nominate for Sydney Carnivals 17-18 season can do so by completing the monkey survey nomination process via this link


SLS NSW send out re -licensing forms to officials. Once you receive these, you complete and return  the form with copy of your Officials log book to the Branch office. Endorsement by Branch will be completed by Graham Bruce and then your re-licensing application will be forwarded to SLS NSW.


Surf Sports Coaches

We would suggest all officials keep up to date with information from the SLSNSW website in relation to Coaching  via the following link

Surf Life Saving NSW  Coaching Courses

Surf Life Saving NSW will announce dates and venues for Coaching Courses normally via State Circular.

Please keep your eyes posted on this website under Surf Sports Latest News for upcoming Course Date.


Coaches and Officials Insurance Details


SLSA’s public liability and errors omissions policy extends to include coaching of surf lifesaving activities ONLY and is subject to the following conditions:

“Activities” are defined as: those, which are part of a structured training program encompassing elements directly developing skills required for lifesaving competition;

those managed by an appropriately “accredited” coach/trainer;
those approved by Surf Life Saving Australia as competition activities.

“Accredited” coach/trainer means:

holding a current SLSA Surf Coach Accreditation;
having satisfied SLSA’s member protection policy particularly the screening requirements (managed by states);
having satisfied any other requirements required by law i.e. “accreditation – working with children”.

The policy covers the coaching of registered, financial and proficient members in the following categories:

Junior (Nippers)
Active (Junior and Senior)
Active Reserve
Long Service

Volunteer coaches do not need to be contracted to a club, but the club must approve their activity.

It may be that you have circumstances/activities that fall outside the activities listed above and therefore you may need to obtain additional insurance.

If you are employed as a coach, you:

will need to take out extra insurance. RMI Australia is able to supply this insurance;
must be under a written contract with a club.

All coaches are encouraged to analyse their coaching activities and develop a risk minimisation plan.

RMI Australia Pty Ltd provides SLSA with their public liability and errors omissions policy and should you require assistance/information on this issue, please contact John Provan on 07 3854 1688 or via email: