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This page outlines the rules and requirements for Schedule 1 for clubs.
The Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 provides that the rules of a club that holds or seeks to hold a club licence must comply with Schedule 1, except as otherwise determined by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation.
Failure to ensure that the rules of a club continue to comply with the Schedule is a breach of the conditions of licence.
Please use this checklist (also available in the application kit) to check that your rules comply with Schedule 1 requirements prior to signing the "Club Rules" declaration on the application form.
(b) The rules of a club must provide that a visitor to the club must not be supplied with liquor in the club premises unless the visitor is:
(i) a guest in the company of a member of the club; or
(ii) an authorised gaming visitor admitted in accordance with the rules of the club.
(c) The rules of a club must provide that a person cannot:
(i) be admitted as an honorary or temporary member of the club (if the club has these types of membership); or
(ii) be exempted from the obligation to pay the ordinary subscription for membership of the club -
unless the person is of a class specified in the rules and the admission or exemption is in accordance with the rules.
(g) Unless the club is a corporation or is registered under the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012, the rules
(i) must provide that the facilities of the club are provided and maintained from the joint funds of the club;
(ii) except as otherwise permitted under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, must not enable any person to received a greater profit, benefit or advantage from the club than that to which any member is entitled;
(iii) must provide for periodic meetings of the Management Committee and the recording of minutes of the meetings;
(iv) must provide -
(a) that not less than two weeks shall elapse between the date of nomination and the date of election of ordinary members; and
(b) that the names and addresses of persons proposed for election as members of the Management Committee of the club shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the club premises for not less than one week before the date of the election; and
(c) for the election of members of the Management Committee by the general body of members; and
(d) for the keeping of records of members voting at an election of members.
(h) Must provide for the keeping of records of guests.
(i)In the case of a club in respect of which a venue operator's licence is in force, must provide that an authorised gaming visitor must:
(i) produce evidence of his or her residential address before being admitted to the licensed premises; and
(ii) carry identification at all times whilst on the licensed premises; and
(iii) comply with any relevant rules of the club whilst on the licensed premises.