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REGISTERED CLUBS ACT 1976

- As at 3 July 2017
- Act 31 of 1976

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act
   2.      Commencement
           3, 3A. (Repealed)
   4.      Definitions
           4A-6. (Repealed)
   6A.     Delegations

   PART 2 - CLUB REQUIREMENTS, AMALGAMATIONS, DE-AMALGAMATIONS AND CERTAIN AUTHORITIES

           Division 1 - General requirements

           7-9A. (Repealed)
   10.     Requirements to be met by clubs
   11.     (Repealed)
   12.     Calculation of minimum number of ordinary members
   13.     Exempt clubs
           14-17AAE. (Repealed)

           Division 1A - Provisions relating to club amalgamations

   17AB.   Club amalgamations
   17AC.   Definitions
   17AD.   (Repealed)
   17AE.   Club members to be notified of proposed amalgamation
   17AEA.  Submissions in relation to club amalgamations
   17AEB.  Other matters to be considered in relation to club amalgamations
   17AF.   General limit of 10 amalgamations per club
   17AG.   (Repealed)
   17AH.   Clubs allowed to amalgamate if situated in same area only
   17AI.   Major assets of dissolved club to be kept intact

           Division 1B - Provisions relating to club de-amalgamations

   17AJ.   Club de-amalgamations
   17AK.   Notification of proposed de-amalgamation and making of submissions
   17AL.   Statement relating to proposed de-amalgamation
   17AM.   Other matters to be considered in relation to club de-amalgamations
   17AN.   Membership of de-amalgamated club
   17AO.   Transfer of relevant premises to de-amalgamated club

           Division 2 - Certain authorisations in relation to clubs

           17A-21. (Repealed)
   22.     Non-restricted areas
   22A.    Access to club premises by junior members
   23.     Functions on club premises
   23A.    General provisions applying to authorisations
           23AA-24. (Repealed)
           Divisions 3, 4 - (Repealed)
           None

   PART 3 - RULES OF REGISTERED CLUBS

   30.     Rules of registered clubs
   30A.    Honorary membership of RSL or services clubs for serving and ex-service Defence Force personnel
   30B.    Admission of temporary members for extended period
   31.     Manner of keeping registers relating to members and guests

   PART 4 - MANAGEMENT OF REGISTERED CLUBS

   32.     Registered club to have only one secretary
   33.     Approval of person to act as secretary of registered club
   33A.    Secretary or manager of club prohibited from holding hotel licence
   34.     Unapproved person not to act as secretary of registered club
           34A-35. (Repealed)
   35A.    Secretary may carry out inquiries and investigations
   36.     Conduct of club elections by Electoral Commissioner
           37, 37A. (Repealed)
   38.     Reporting requirements of registered clubs
           39-40. (Repealed)
   41.     Registered clubs under official management or receivership or in liquidation
   41A.    Appointment of temporary administrator

   PART 4A - ACCOUNTABILITY OF REGISTERED CLUBS

           Division 1 - Interpretation

   41B.    Definitions

           Division 2 - Disclosure of interests of members of governing body and employees of registered clubs

   41C.    Disclosure of interests in contracts
   41D.    Declaration of financial interests in hotels
   41E.    Disclosure of gifts and remuneration from affiliated bodies
   41F.    Disclosure of gifts and remuneration from persons or organisations with contracts with registered clubs

           Division 3 - (Repealed)
           None

           Division 4 - Contracts with registered club

   41J.    Disposal by club of real property
   41K.    Contracts in which member of governing body or top executive has interest
   41L.    Contracts with secretary, manager, close relatives and others
   41M.    Remuneration of top executives
   41N.    Loans to members of governing body and employees
   41O.    Requirements relating to loan contracts and contracts involving the management of clubs by private businesses
   41P.    General provisions

           Division 5 - Enforcement provisions

   41Q.    Secretary may apply for orders in relation to disposal of real property owned by registered club
   41R.    Termination of certain contracts
   41S.    Section 41S Effect of termination or amendment of contract
   41T.    Offence of giving effect to terminated contract
   41U.    Notification to top executives and defence
   41V.    Offences by secretary and members of governing body of registered club in relation to contracts

           Division 6 - (Repealed)
           None

           Division 7 - Ancillary provisions

   41ZB.   Regulations for purposes of Part
   41ZC.   Guidelines

   PART 5 - (Repealed)
   None

   PART 6 - OFFENCES IN RELATION TO CLUBS

   43.     (Repealed)
   43A.    Offer of inducement for purchase or provision of goods or services
           44-44D. (Repealed)
   45.     Unauthorised persons using club premises
   45A.    Minors’ names not to be entered in guests’ register
   46.     (Repealed)
   47.     Offences against rules
           48, 48A. (Repealed)
   49.     Amendment of rules of club
           50, 50A. (Repealed)
   50B.    Display of notices
           51-55. (Repealed)
   56.     General defence available to secretary of registered club
           57-57D. (Repealed)

   PART 6A - DISCIPLINARY ACTION
   Note

   57E.    Interpretation
   57F.    Grounds for making complaint
   57G.    Procedure for taking disciplinary action
   57H.    Disciplinary powers of Authority
   57I.    Procedure for implementing disciplinary action
   57J.    Declarations concerning ineligibility of persons to be secretary or member of governing body
   57K.    Requirement for legal member of Authority to be present
   57L.    Administrative review by NCAT of decision by Authority under this Part
           PARTS 7, 7A - (Repealed)
           None

   PART 8 - CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AND RELATED MATTERS

           60-62. (Repealed)
   63.     Evidentiary provisions
           63A, 64. (Repealed)
   65.     Proceedings for offences
   65A.    Additional penalties may be imposed by court
   65B.    (Repealed)
   66.     Penalty notices
   66A.    (Repealed)

   PART 9 - MISCELLANEOUS

   67.     Power to demand particulars from certain persons on club premises
           67A-70. (Repealed)
   70A.    Additional functions of Authority
   70B.    (Repealed)
   71.     Service of notices
   71A.    Date of payment by direct deposit
   72.     Special provisions relating to Sydney Cricket Ground Club and Newcastle International Sports Centre Club
   72A.    Expenses of administration
   72B.    Liability for losses incurred during administration
   72C.    (Repealed)
   73.     Regulations
   73A.    Age of members of governing body of club
           74, 75. (Repealed)
   76.     Transitional provisions
           76AA, 76A. (Repealed)

   PARTS 10-12
           Schedule 1 (Repealed)
           SCHEDULE 2
           Schedule 3 (Repealed)
           SCHEDULE 4


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