Police Clearances for Patrolling Members

Free police checks available

Patrolling members must soon obtain a police clearance as part of their proficiency – as required by SLSSA’s Safeguarding Children Training (which has replaced Nippersafe). 

SLSSA accepts all types of Police Clearances, including DCSI, National Police Check, Catholic Check etc.  However, from July 2018, it will only accept DCSI clearances. 

Police checks usually costs volunteers $50. You have the opportunity to obtain a free police check, which will last for three years, as long as it’s submitted before the end of June, 2018

Anyone over the age of 10 can apply for a clearance, it may be a good thing to be able to add to your resume too!


What you need to do

  1. Click on the link here to download the relevant forms. 
  2. Complete the forms and then take them to a Police Station with 100 points of ID. (In the Volunteer Authority section, please tick the VOAN section and we will complete that bit.)
  3. Once the Police have signed off on it, please return it to the Club’s Junior Administration Officer, Francie Bourke (see contact details below). She will arrange for the Club President to sign the form and submit it on your behalf. 
  4. The SAPOL certificate will be sent to your home address. When you receive it, please provide your certificate to Francie so the Club can sight it, copy it and return it to you, to keep for your own records. The SAPOL process is only complete when we sighted the certificate.

Francie will then forward the details to State Centre so they can add the details to your membership on Surfguard.


If you need help or more information, please contact Francie