Registered clubs are owned by their members. They exist to deliver a wide range of benefits to their members and the wider community.
With more than 1,300 registered clubs in NSW, they are home to more than 5.7 million members. Clubs employ 42,000 people across NSW - 20,000 in Regional NSW.
Licensees, managers and bar and security staff of licensed venues should be familiar with the following policies and procedures.
Incident register: A licensee is required to maintain an incident register if the venue is either:
Standard drink guidelines: Knowing the standard drink guidelines help to prevent intoxication and minimise alcohol-related incidences.
One standard drink contains 10 grams of alcohol.
Preventing intoxication: Liquor licensees and staff are required to serve alcohol responsibly to help minimise alcohol-related harm.
Refusing entry and ejecting patrons: Under the Liquor Act 2007 a licensed venue may eject or refuse entry to a patron under certain conditions.
You will need to undertake training to work in an environment where patrons may be drinking and using gaming machines.
Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) To sell or supply alcohol in NSW you must complete the RSA training course. It allows you to:
Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG)RCG training is mandatory if your work duties involve gaming machines and allows you to:
Find out more: RSA and RCG training
Privacy trainingPrivacy training focuses on the legal requirements for staff when scanning a patron's ID and operating a linked ID scanning system.
Privacy training courses are available only to people who have completed an RSA course and possess a competency card.
Find out more: Privacy training
Learn more about the training, experience, and prior learning that's needed by senior managers in clubs to meet Liquor & Gaming NSW (L&GNSW) and the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) requirements.
Club Secretaries need to:
Additionally Club Secretaries should hold:
Make an application to change the secretary of the club through either the:
Before ILGA can approve the application, the new Club Secretary will also need to provide a current NSW National Police Check. You can begin a NSW police check online.
Club managers and directors hold important roles in the governance and management of clubs. Managing a club's assets requires both experience and training.
A training framework for club managers and directors ensures that office bearers are aware of their fiduciary and governance responsibilities, and are able to make commercial decisions that enhance the long term viability of their club.
Club managers need to:
Additionally a Club Manager should hold:
Exemptions to completing the mandatory course may apply to Club Managers who have held a manager position for three out of the last five years in a NSW registered club.
Exemptions also apply if a person is appointed as a club manager in an honorary capacity and is also a director of a club.
ClubsNSW mandatory Director training program of two courses, provides the information directors need to fulfil corporate governance training compliance.
Find out more: course details
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Alternatively, club directors can complete training aligned to the units of competency:
These director training course are conducted by some registered training organisations, including the Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club's School of Hospitality.
Exemptions for either or both of the above course may apply to club directors who have previously:
Small clubs and large clubs
Limit to board numbers
From 1 January 2017, all club boards must not exceed nine members.
Board appointed directors
Clubs have the option of appointing Directors who hold high level skills or business experience. This provides certainty for clubs that direct appointments can be made, subject to a club's constitution being amended.
Club boards may directly appoint up to two directors with the following requirements: