Club rules for visitors

Many people attempt to enter a licenced club without being aware there are entry requirements imposed by the Registered Clubs Act and the clubs' own rules.

A visitor can enter a club that allows temporary membership if they meet any of the following criteria:

  1. They reside more than 5 kilometres from the club, or
  2. Member of another club that has similar objectives, or
  3. Member of another club and invited to attend an organised sporting event.

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.

Entry requirements

Age restrictions

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.

Area restrictions

Minors are not permitted to enter gaming machine area.