Minors, or persons under 18 years, are permitted to enter registered clubs subject to the restrictions set out in the club's rules.
Minors are not permitted to enter or remain in the bar area of a club or hotel, except when they are accompanied by a responsible adult and:
Club's can apply for the following authorisations:
When approved, a club can allow under 18s to access areas of a club that are not gaming areas in the company of a responsible adult.
Non-restricted area authorisation - application form (PDF, 131KB)
ILGA may grant a club a junior members authorisation to allow club members under 18 years access to the club premises that would normally be restricted to adult members for
The minor needs to be under adult supervision.
Clubs must ensure that no liquor is supplied or sold, no gaming machines are used by junior members and tobacco vending machines are switched off in the area, as part of the junior membership authorisation. For more details please refer to the Section 22A and 23A of the
Registered Clubs Act 1976.
Junior members authorisation - application form (PDF, 119KB)
A club functions authorisation allows a club to permit minors and non-members to enter a designated area of the club's premises to attend a function.
The function can be of a cultural, educational, religious, patriotic, professional, charitable, political, literary, sporting, athletic, industrial or community nature, and may include a wedding.
At the conclusion of the function minors must leave the club or be in the guardianship of an adult member or a person signed in as temporary member or the guest of a member.
A club functions authorisation is subject to the following conditions, but only to the extent that it authorises functions for minors on the club premises:
Club functions authorisation - application form (PDF, 121KB)
Club forms (all)