Leave of Absence (LOA) Applications for the 2024/2025 Patrol Season

To our Active Members

Please follow the below link to apply for an LOA, if these following Guidelines apply to you:


Members are eligible for Leave of Absence if living far away for at least 6 months and are unlikely to visit the Club during the Season, and are therefore unable to feasibly swap patrols to fulfil obligations. A social visit during the Christmas Break is fine.

Living Far away means:

  • Overseas/interstate.
  • More than 500kms - This is the principal driver because it is most measurable.
  • More than 5 hours’ drive (this is a guideline).

Medical Leave of Absence

Leave of Absence may also be applied for in extenuating medical circumstances at the discretion of the Management Committee.

Parental Leave

Leave of Absence can be applied for by the primary caregiver to a child within a year of birth or due to pregnancy. This can be either a half or full Season and should be only available once per child unless extenuating circumstances.

To apply, click on the below link


Leave of Absences are not necessary for our Active Reserve Members of the Palm Beach SLSC. 

Please note our 2024 Overseas Application is to ensure you are on the correct rate for your Annual Subscriptions in readiness for May and our Leave of Absence Applications are for your Patrol requirements for the Patrol Season ahead, September to April.

The Office will be in touch once the Palm Beach SLSC Management Committee have had the opportunity to consider your request at their monthly meetings.


Dated : May 2024

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