Club secretary

If you wish to apply to become the Secretary of a registered club you will need to be approved by the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA).

Make an application to Change the secretary of the club through the online form or via the Change of secretary – registered club form (PDF, 116KB)

Before the Authority can approve your application, you will also need to provide a current NSW National Police Check. You can begin a NSW police check online.

Club secretary training

Club secretaries must have the following qualification:

  • Secretaries and managers need to have completed the following mandatory training within two years of their appointment (if appointed on or after 1 July 2013. Persons appointed earlier should have completed the training by 30 June 2015). Courses are conducted by or on behalf of the Club Managers' Association Australia.


  1. Board Governance, the Company Secretary and the General Manager 
    Find details for this course at Club Managers Association Australia
    Or phone 02 9746 4199, email training@cmaa.asn.au.

If a club manager does not undertake training offered by the Club Managers' Association Australia, they must complete a course relating to club governance approved by the Secretary, Department of Industry​.

There are currently no other courses approved by the Secretary.

Additionally they should have