Congratulations on your new Club Treasurer role! You are the key to helping ensure a club’s good financial health. As such a little bit of knowledge will go a long way to ensuring your success.

Role Description

Click here to view a role description that your club may customise to meet local financial requirements.

Please note that your role may have a different role title at your local SLSC.

Timeline of Priorities

Download the Timeline of Priorities for a list of considerations for each calendar month that includes some of the key tasks we see as crucial for the smooth running of your club. You can add or subtract from this timeline as necessary.

Below is a high-level summary of what tasks you need to perform.

During patrol season (September – April) Off- Patrol Season (May – August)
Administer club payments. Ensure financial compliance.
Ensure financial compliance. Monitor club financials.
Monitor club financials. Prepare annual and financial reports.
Present audited accounts. Review budgets.
Support club management team with finance matters. Support club management team with finance matters.
Succession plan and submit feedback to club management team.

The below table summarises the key people that can assist you at every level of the SLS organisation.

These key people may be current or previous holders of the role as noted in SLS annual reports.

Club Level

Club Board Members Club Board members are available to assist with advice and support.

Refer to your Surf Life Saving Club website or annual report for names. Refer to SurfGuard for contact details.

Club Life Members Life Members have a wealth of information to assist you to make informed decisions.

Refer to your Surf Life Saving Club website or annual report for names. Refer to SurfGuard for contact details.

Club Management Team Members Work with your existing Club Management Team members. They can answer enquiries, assist with projects or point you in the right direction of where to find information.

For example, the Club President, Secretary and Director of Lifesaving.

Refer to your Surf Life Saving Club website or annual report for names. Refer to SurfGuard for contact details.

Other Club Treasurers in Your Region You can also reach out to local club Treasurers to share some key learnings.

Refer to the SLSNSW Club Directory for club contact details.

Branch Level

Branch Directors The Branch Directors can support you with any education, lifesaving, membership or administration related enquiries. Each can support you with a specific portfolio area you may be supporting.

Refer to the SLSNSW Branch Directory for branch contact details.


SLSNSW Development Team SLSNSW’s Development Team, made up of a team of regionally based staff, act as a first line of support for clubs for anything Surf Life Saving related. They have a broad wealth of knowledge and awareness of what is happening across the organisation. If they cannot help you, they will point you in the direction of someone who can!

Visit the Surf Life Saving NSW website to find your local contact in the Development Team.


SLSA IT Helpdesk The SLSA IT Helpdesk is available to support you with using SLS applications and systems, such as SurfGuard.

Log a support ticket or provide feedback at:

There are several different platforms you need to be familiar with in your role at your Surf Life Saving Club.

Click the links below to note the key ones to be aware of and what they are used for.

Social Media Platforms

SLS Platforms

There is also the SLSA Online Payment Gateway that administrators may use to accept payments for goods and services and help your club avoid the need for the purchasing an EFTPOS machine.

The SLSNSW Club Guide is the key document that you need to familiarise yourself with as it can assist you with completing some of the day to day tasks in your role.

SLSNSW has created a dynamic list of resources that are useful for club management team members to be aware of. The list is in an excel sheet with tabs organised into document categories and contains links to the resources it references such as:

  • Circulars
  • Memorandums
  • Bulletins
  • Guides
  • Publications
  • Toolkits and information packs
  • Templates
  • Forms and checklists
  • Online Training
  • External organisation resources

Note: This list is reviewed annually by SLSNSW so be sure to note the date is was last updated.

Download list of useful resources