Surf Life Saving - Sydney Northern Beaches


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 state centres).
  • 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
  • Award
  • Life

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.
  • you must be under a written contract with a club.

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