Many people attempt to enter a licenced club without being aware there are entry requirements imposed by the Registered Clubs Act 1976 and the clubs' own rules.
A visitor can enter a club that allows temporary membership if they meet any of the following criteria:
Usually, you sign in and given a temporary membership (except if you are attending a sporting event).
Visitors should present photo ID (such as a drivers licence) with current address. Also, some clubs may apply a greater distance than 5km.
If you are attending a function, such as a wedding, those guests who are not eligible to enter as temporary members can usually enter as guests of a member attending the wedding. But the club's rules may limit the number of guests a member can sign in. The club should make the function organiser aware of the rules at the time of booking.
Clubs can limit the number of times a person can be admitted as a temporary member through their club policy, to encourage people who use the club to have a sense of ownership of the club and be bound by its rules. When you are a member you can sign in your guests.
Persons must be 18 years or over to enter most areas of a licenced club.
Minors can enter designated areas, as approved, including alcohol-free functions. See entry for minors.
Minors are not permitted to enter gaming machine area.