Accommodation and Building Access FAQ

Clubhouse Accommodation

Who can stay overnight at the Club?

Any active member 18 years of age or over can stay overnight. The member must be booked in for every night they plan to stay via the online booking system.

How much does it cost to stay overnight at the Club?

$5 per night. This is to contribute to building operating and cleaning costs.

Can under 18s stay at the Club?

Under 18s can stay provided there is a dedicated night planned, and appropriate supervision is provided. This involves booking the night in using an online application form, filling out the Camp Template.

When can I stay at the Club?

Provided there isn’t a camp on which has booked out the Club (e.g. Bronze camp), in the peak patrolling season, active members can stay any night. In the shoulder season, active members can stay Friday/Saturday/Sunday nights, or the night before/after public holidays. Outside of the patrolling season, members cannot stay at the Club.

If there isn’t enough room, preference will be given to those who are patrolling the next day, or who have just patrolled that day.

Can families stay at the Club?

A family can book out the family room if at least one of the parents is an active member. There are 4 beds (2 bunks) in the family room. Families will be responsible for any underage family members at all times. All members of the family who are over 18 must have a valid WWCC.

Can other club members stay at the Club?

Other Club members can stay provided that they are patrolling the next day (or have just patrolled that day) and they follow all procedures and policies that Portsea Club members. This includes booking online, paying the booking fee and having a valid WWCC. It is applicable to lifeguards.

Can dual members stay at the Club?

Dual members can stay at the Club like any other Portsea member, provided they have done 16 hours of patrolling with Portsea SLSC in the previous season. This is the required minimum to remain an active member at Portsea.

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Building Access

What is a fob?

It is an electronic keypass that can provide access to our building.

Who gets a fob?

Any financial member that has a valid WWCC. Active members will need to complete an induction and they get more building access.

Members are allocated one keypass-style fob for free with their membership, but will be required to pay $30 if they lose it. Upgrading to a wristband-style fob will also cost $30, and will require handing back your keypass-style fob.

Only once a fob agreement formed has been signed will a fob be distributed. The fob agreement form must be signed by the person receiving the fob. Fobs will only be handed over to the person the fob is allocated to.

Can I access the Club without a fob?

Any time the food and beverage service is open, you will be able to access the main upstairs area and deck without a fob. Entry without a fob is only through the main sliding doors and up through the lobby.

What access does my fob give me?

Associate members (any member that is not an active, patrolling member – including those with family memberships) will be able to buzz through the main gate downstairs, and get into the showers and the multi purpose room.

Active members will also be provided access to the equipment area, first aid room, control room, and the day patrol room.

Only those who are booked into the accommodation for the night will be able to access the bunk rooms.

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