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    As the Starfish Nipper program grows around Victoria and Australia recognition of our programs is growing. We are very excited to announce that at the 2015 Vic Health Awards Starfish Nippers...
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    Click here to watch our Starfish Nipper video overview. This is a great way to find out more information about the program, and see some incredible interviews with parents with children...
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    One of our favourite Starfish Nipper photos shows two of our Starfish nippers Walter & Anna holding Starfish Nipper Anna’s hand as they head out of the water at Anglesea Main Beach.

The Starfish Nipper Program

Starfish Nippers Australia, the life saving skills program designed for children and young adults with a disability 6 years and older.

The program aims to give young people with disabilities beach safety and water awareness skills.

Originally started by volunteers at Anglesea SLSC the Starfish Nipper program is now being run at lifesaving clubs around Australia.

The program caters for students with numerous disabilities including Autism, Asperger’s and Down Syndrome.

Run entirely by volunteers at a number of Life Saving Clubs around Australia, the program ensures that students with disabilities and their parents can be involved with surf skills and lifesaving like their siblings, friends and others on the beach.

Comments From Our Volunteers & Parents

The Starfish Nipper program has a profound impact on all people involved.
The benefits of the program flow not only to the young people with a disability who participate, but also to their families, volunteers and all club members who get involved too.

Begin Making A Difference

Any Australian Surf Lifesaving Club can begin a Starfish Nipper Program

The Starfish Nipper Program is a fantastic way to promote diversity and celebrate the differences of individuals at your Life Saving Club.

There are a number of clubs around Australia that are running the Starfish Nipper Program at their club, you can too. Contact us today to get the ball rolling.