Your club constitution is the backbone of the rules and guidelines set for the daily and long-term running of your club.
It details the name, objects, methods of management, and other conditions your club operates under.
All incorporated groups must have a constitution or set of rules which comply with and meet the basic legal requirements of the Associations Incorporation Act 2015.
Once adopted, any alterations must be made via a special general meeting and resolution, and application to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulations, and Safety – Consumer Protection.
The Model Rules are a standard set of rules that have been developed for use by associations who do not wish to develop their own rules or constitution.
These rules meet all the requirements of the Act and provide a suitable governance framework for an incorporated association.
Many clubs use or base their constitutions on these Model Rules.
Once you have made a change to the Model Rules, it becomes your Constitution.To complement or supplement the Constitution, your club may also have a set of:
The constitution, rules and policies are your friends:
For more information on constitution and by-laws see dlgsc.wa.gov.au/sport-and-recreation/every-club-hub
Being incorporated is voluntary but offers some benefits:
For further information on establishing your club constitution and becoming incorporated see: dlgsc.wa.gov.au/department/publications/publication/establishing-your-club-constitution-and-becoming-incorporated
Risk management assesses possible risks and creates a response plan to mitigate risks associated with sporting clubs. Clubs need to manage risks and provide protection for their volunteers, members, and participants.
Risk may include; physical (eg. injury prevention), financial (eg. avoiding fraud or monetary loss), sustainability (eg. maintaining membership numbers), or other.
A risk management checklist is paramount for an effective risk management plan and can be applied to all club operations:
5 Steps to risk management:
For more information on risk management see dlgsc.wa.gov.au/department/publications/publication/risky-business-a-club-guide-to-risk-management
Racing, Gaming and Liquor (DLGSC) has three types of licences that may be eligible for your club:
All application kits, forms, and fee & chargers can be found dlgsc.wa.gov.au/racing-gaming-and-liquor
We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Whadjuk Noongar People as the Custodians of this land. We also pay respect to all Aboriginal community Elders, past, present and future who have and continue to reside in the area and have been an integral part of the history of this region.