Canberra/Broulee Nippers

Note: Registrations for the current season are full and closed to new applications.

However, you can still do Nippers with the Broulee-based Nippers or many other Surf Life Saving Clubs along the coast.

Please follow our Canberra/Broulee Nippers Facebook page for more information.

Canberra/Broulee Nippers is part of Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club, and trains around 140 potential life savers of the future in Canberra.

Canberra children growing up hundreds of kilometres away from the coastline are able to participate in the popular Nippers program thanks to Broulee Surfers SLSC determination and desire to make beach education a priority.

This award winning Nippers program has been enthusiastically embraced by surf lifesavers and the wider community earning acclaim as the 2018 Surf Life Saving Australia Community Program of the Year.

Nippers is run by volunteers, mainly the parents of Nippers. Nippers is a great program for active families, as it allows the whole family to get involved in a fun and healthy lifestyle.

Nippers is not a ‘drop and run’ activity: Every Nipper is required to have a parent / guardian in attendance to help with supervision, setting up gear, BBQing and leading activities (we provide parents with training where required).

We train at the Canberra Olympic Pool in Civic, with approximately every third week away at Broulee or one of the three Nipper carnivals held during the season. The season is in the warmer months, during ACT school terms 4 and 1 with a break over the school holidays.

Contact us

[email protected]

Committee Members 22/23:

  • Si Kayser
  • Louise Youngman
  • Mahdi Lavery
  • Matt Hammond
  • Wendy Law
  • Paul Barnes
  • Greg Leach
  • Michelle Mason
  • Alison Hall
  • Jennie Armstrong
  • Kylie Dunstan

News, Events and Stories

Please follow our Canberra / Broulee Nippers Facebook Page for more information about the 2020/21 season


Heath Street, Broulee NSW 2537
PO Box 5005 Broulee 2537

  02 4471 6657 (Summer weekends)
  [email protected]