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ISSUE 10 DECEMBER-JANUARY 2017 The bi-monthly newsletter for WA’s Club Industry


ANNIVERSARY Supporting the Club Community for 60 years





Nominations Now Open 2018 Clubs WA Industry Awards for Excellence Dowload the forms from the Clubs WA website: or call us on 1300 640 616. Nominations must be received by Clubs WA by 5pm Friday 30th March, 2018

Volunteer Contribution Employee of the Year

Club of the Year

Function Facility of the Year

Best Refurbishment Most Improved Club

Employee of the Year

Inspiring Excellence

Saturday 16th June, 2018 | Crown Perth, Grand Ballroom 2

Meet the State Council bringing you into 2018 Michelle McDonnell - elected October 2017





Wally Maker Royal Fremantle Golf Club

Chris Richardson Dalkeith-Nedlands Bowling Club


Don Bartlem Hartfield Country Club

Greg Hadlow Burekup & Districts Country Club

Geof Irvin Kalamunda RSL

METRO COMMITTEE Ray Mansfield Willetton Bowls Club

Michelle has been the Secretary/Treasurer of the Kellerberrin & Districts Club since April 2003, acting as the Manager on numerous occasions in between fulltime Managers. Before that, she was employed in local government for over 15 years. Michelle has been involved in a number of community groups over the years, including: • Committee Member and past Chairperson of the Kellerberrin School Board • Past Chairperson of the Kellerberrin Community Resource Management Committee • Committee person of the Kellerberrin Junior Fire Brigade since 2010 • Life Member of the Kellerberrin Hockey Club • Treasurer/committee person on many community groups over the past 20 years Michelle is proud to have seen the K&D Club move from their old premises to the new Sport & Recreation Centre in 2012, after 101 years in the old location. Being strong on compliance, Michelle keeps upto-date with all Associations Act information, and has installed new methods of governance within the club. A passionate advocate for the Club Movement and keeping clubs alive in the regional areas, Michelle is looking forward to meeting up with clubs in her region at the 2018 regional meeting in Kellerberrin (28th March) in her new role as a Clubs WA State Councillor.

Geoff Mitchell - elected October 2017

REGIONAL COMMITTEE Leone Bolto Katanning Club

REGIONAL COMMITTEE Stan Sherry Boddington Sports Club

Geoff Mitchell has been involved in the clubs community for a long time. He coached and served on the committee of his children’s local football club for over twelve years, and tries to fit in a regular nine holes at Ledge Point Golf Club, between his President’s duties at the Ledge Point Country Club. For Geoff, becoming a Clubs WA State Councillor is a way of giving back to Clubs WA for the help it offered in changing the Ledge Point Country Club’s liquor license. The role is also an opportunity for him to advocate for reduced red tape at all levels of government, which he says is one of the biggest challenges facing small clubs.

METRO COMMITTEE Wayne Barrett Thornlie Football and Sports Club

REGIONAL COMMITTEE Sandra Bolton Yunderup Sport & Recreation Club

“In country towns there is generally no other place for community engagement and activities other than the local sports or social club. It is important that we impress on government at all levels the importance of the ongoing existence of clubs in country WA”, he says. Geoff will also bring significant business expertise to the State Council. Besides his involvement in clubs, Geoff operates an engineering design business, Petro Min Engineering in South Perth, which has been servicing the mining, oil and gas, and power industries for over 20 years.


Michelle McDonnell Kellerberrin & Districts Club


Geoff Mitchell Ledge Point Country Club


WORDS FROM THE CEO Dear Member, With 2017 almost over, there has been a lot to celebrate this past year. It has been a tough year, with many clubs and community organisations continuing to experience hardship. The economic impact of our clubs has also affected Clubs WA. Over the past few years our staff have worked tirelessly to support the industry, as both professionally and personally we greatly appreciate the work that goes into making sure clubs run efficiently. As we celebrated our 60th Anniversary this year, it has been pleasing to have launched training to help club committee members, managers and staff navigate the heavy compliance requirements on our industry, which many clubs have now started to put into practice with pleasing results.

At December 2017, our membership stands at just short of 500 clubs - and we expect this figure to grow by the time the New Year arrives as we wait for a few late-renewals. In 2017 we have been able to engage more members than ever, with increased membership services and events, free regional meetings, and more one-on-one time with individual clubs. In 2017 we held seven regional meetings in the following localities: • Great Southern • Central Country • Esperance & Surrounds • Central Wheatbelt • Goldfields • Northern Country • South West In 2018 we have added a Peel Regional Meeting which will cover the Mandurah, Rockingham, Pinjarra, Waroona, Pinjarra, Brookton, Yunderup and Jarrahdale localities. Our next goal is to expand our regional meetings program into northern Western Australia. We will do this through sponsorship, government and industry partnerships. Over the past 12-months on my visits to regional members across Western Australia we have discussed local issues and it is promising to hear that most have been experiencing more fruitful times of late.

As demonstrated at our latest annual general meeting, Clubs WA finances are becoming strong and stable, and we look forward to many of the new services, offerings and industry partnerships we will be able to provide to our members in the new year. The one thing that has remained constant throughout the Clubs WA team, and our State Council, is that the tough business climate never flows down to our membership fees. Our members, you, are the sole purpose of Clubs WA’s 60-year existence, and through our nationally accredited training and sponsorships, we continue to subsidise your membership.


As we get ready to launch into 2018, I encourage your comments.

Please share your feedback on your membership with Clubs WA. Please let us know what services you value the most, and more importantly share what services or information would add even more value to your industry membership. We are currently reviewing the Clubs WA member website, along with its tools, advice and downloadable templates, to see where we can add more value. We have already begun implementing two services that have come from your ideas, which aim to further connect our member clubs and industry to allow for better collaboration and sharing of knowledge. By sharing your feedback and ideas, it will only make our industry even stronger.

I would like to finish my message off with a reminder, to stay in touch with Clubs WA. This year our team has begun working with a number of clubs on varying issues such mediation, liquor licensing, financial solvency, and committee reviews. By staying in contact with Clubs WA during the good times, we can help you avert these issues by using our good governance processes. So while we exist to help you during the tough times, please don’t forget about us during the ‘good’ times as well. On behalf of all Clubs WA State Councillors and the Clubs WA team, we wish you a safe, happy and prosperous holiday season. Best wishes,

KAREN GILES Chief Executive Officer









Karen Giles

Holly Hazel -

Bob Shanks -

Linda Soerianto -

Toni Jessup -

Michelle Hall -

Maggie Harcombe -

Shayna Daniels -



Kristy Chandra Alexander Ridley



Katelyn Ford

MEMBER WEBSITE - PHONE - 1300 640 616


Around the Grounds A quick snapshot of what’s going on in your industry.

Country areas enriched by sporting events support The McGowan Government has announced four events to enrich sport and recreation in regional Western Australia. In the latest round of the Country Sport Enrichment Scheme (CSES), lovers of football, clay target shooting, swimming and netball will get a chance to see and participate in a series of local events and community activations. Funded by the McGowan Government through Sport and Recreation, CSES supports organisations to deliver international, national or State events and provide access to sport development opportunities in regional Western Australia. The four projects funded are: • Regional Festival of Football in Kalgoorlie from March-June 2018 ($10,000); • West Coast Fever vs Queensland Firebirds preseason event in Mandurah in February 2018 ($15,000); • Kununurra Event Series featuring the Lake Argyle Swim and multi-sport events from MaySeptember 2018 ($10,000); and • Clay Target Regional Athlete Development and Coaching Clinics across the Wheatbelt, Goldfields, South-West and Great Southern from January-June 2018 ($5,000).

Insurance Commission to provide sporting equipment to community soccer teams Treasurer Ben Wyatt has announced the Insurance Commission of Western Australia will provide $540,000 of funding to Football West over three years for their participation in the Belt Up campaign. The campaign aims to promote public awareness about the importance of wearing a seatbelt and educate the community on how to sustain fewer and less serious injuries when involved in motor vehicle crashes, leading to fewer insurance claims incurring lower costs.


The Football West partnership will see more than 2000 Belt Up soccer balls and goals distributed to 215 teams participating in regional and metropolitan competitions. This includes the men’s and women’s leagues, and the all abilities inclusion competition. The Treasurer said “Local sporting clubs are important vehicles to deliver the Belt Up road safety message to the wider community.”

Associations Compliance Update ~ From Consumer Protection We’ve noticed there is some confusion about the difference between adopting the model rules and customising them to meet the association’s individual needs. To adopt the model rules an association must accept the document as it is written. If the association makes changes to the content of the model rules, be it something small like changing the way clauses are numbered or a bigger change like inserting or deleting a section, it is considered to have developed its own rules. So remember if your association makes changes to the model rules you need to tick the ‘own rules’ box when you lodge the changes with Consumer Protection. If you tick the wrong box it will cause delays when processing the application. A note from Clubs WA Management: A reminder that clubs with a CLUB or RESTRICTED CLUB LICENCE should use the Clubs WA template as the model rules do not provide for licensed associations. We also have a template for non-licensed clubs that can be used in place of the model rules. You can view our Constitution templates on the Clubs WA member’s website.

Metro Hotel Perth awarded a Gold Medal at the Western Australian Tourism Awards

ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth at Lake Karrinyup Country Club

Congratulations to Clubs WA Partner, Metro Hotel Perth who were awarded a Gold Medal in the Standard Accommodation category of the 2017 Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards held at Crown Perth on Saturday 11 November, 2017.

The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth is set to continue its modernisation of golf in 2018 when it is played from 8-11 February at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in Perth, Western Australia.

As a Gold Medallist in the State Awards Metro Hotel Perth will go on to represent Western Australia at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, being held at Perth Stadium on February 23, 2018. The Western Australian Tourism Awards are recognised as the most prestigious tourism awards in the State, showcasing the best in the industry for outstanding customer service, innovation and ongoing business excellence. Metro Hotel Perth completed a major $14million redevelopment last year, which included a newly-built 53-room ‘Aspire Wing’, a new Red Bill restaurant and revamped function rooms, reception area and lobby.

Arts and sports industries are the fastest growing jobs sector in WA The latest figures from the 2016 Census indicate a 25 per cent increase in people employed in WA’s performing arts and sports sectors, making it the State’s fastest growing industry. Culture and Arts Minister David Templeman said it confirms “what the McGowan Government has been saying for some time; that WA’s creative industries can play a strong part in providing jobs, building our economy and creating more vibrant communities.” “These sectors can also provide further jobs and growth through related activities such as arts, tourism, hospitality, festivals and events.”

February 8-11, 2018

With a mission to revolutionise world golf, the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth was a success in its inaugural staging with local hero Brett Rumford triumphant. In 2018 the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth is set to again be a highlight on an impressive sporting schedule in Perth. The World Super 6 Perth will combine 54 holes of traditional stroke play across the first three days, with an exciting six-hole knockout match play format for the fourth and final round. More information can be found at: 2018 Corporate Hospitality Packages are available for this event, by speaking with Nathan Kadak, PGA Corporate Sales at or by calling 0436 467 377.

International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day is celebrated worldwide on December 5, in recognition of the tireless efforts, countless hours, and valued contributions of volunteers. On behalf of the club industry, Clubs WA would like to congratulate all our club volunteers for their continued contributions and efforts throughout 2017. Thank you.


Kickstart a meaningful new year Ever found yourself creating a new year’s resolution only to find that you have broken your commitment a few weeks later? Don’t worry – you’re not alone, in fact you’re in the 92% of people who initially set goals at the start of the year, yet never see them through. So how do we become part of the elusive 8%? As we head towards the festive season, take the time to reflect back on 2017 and look ahead to the start of 2018. The key to creating a new year’s resolution that you can stick to, is creating the motivation to achieve it. And we know that motivation is higher when we set ourselves a goal that is meaningful and intrinsically value based. Follow these 5 steps to create meaningful goals to kickstart your year. • •

Review past successes – Remember goals you’ve achieved for yourself in the past? How did you achieve them? What worked for you? Write these down and identify elements that kept you on track. Find your WIIFM – Intrinsic motivation is connecting to your purpose - “What’s in It for Me?” Note down what you stand to gain by achieving your goal. What does this goal provide to you? When we understand our why, we can drive our behaviour in a way that will inspire us to keep on track. Get creative! The beauty of goals is that they don’t have to be rigid. Get creative with the type of goal you set. Want to go increase your level of exercise but don’t like the gym? Find sports you enjoy; head to the park with a friend for a game of Frisbee; try the beach for a swim instead of the pool or take lunchtime walks from the office, using the stairs rather than the lift. When we focus on the results of our goal, we can create our own process to get there. Create accountability – Goals work when we are focused on them. Over time we may find that life gets in the way of that focus. Keep yourself accountable to keep yourself on track. Missed a day you’d promised to work on your goal? Set a plan to start up again the next day. On average it takes 30 days to create a new habit, so consider some visual management of your process such as marking days off on a calendar or setting up a progress app on your mobile device. Be kind to yourself – If progress stalls or you have a bad day, try not to listen to that negative voice in your head that says you can’t. Rest up, do something nice for yourself, reconnect to your WIIFM and start again the next day. Ross Sampson, Manager Operations, ATI-Mirage

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Disability Access in Clubs Written by Clubs WA Intern, Alex Ridley

Disability Awareness Week 2017 (December 3rd to 9th), poses a reminder to Western Australian clubs of the role they play in ensuring their venues are inclusive for many types of peoples and different types of access. Disability Services Minister Peter Dawson celebrated December’s Disability Awareness Week at Hillarys Boat Harbour, where he unveiled a new Changing Place facility – a specialised public bathroom that includes a ceiling hoist, adult changing table, and enough space for two support people. ‘There are currently about 200,000 Australians with a disability who require assistance to meet their bathroom and personal hygiene needs’, the Minister said. ‘Without appropriate public facilities, their options are limited and their opportunities to actively participate in community life are restricted.’ For most of us, the ability to get involved in a club is something we take for granted. Clubs offer a fantastic way to socialise and stay active. But many disabled people around WA miss out on these opportunities because of inadequate club facilities or accessibility. One in five Western Australians are affected by some form of disability, and although it isn’t possible to meet everyone’s needs, there is a lot that clubs can do to help. The most common problem for people with disabilities is impaired movement, so ensuring easy access in and around your club is very important. Some things to consider include wide doorways to provide wheelchair access, upgrading bathroom facilities, and using a combination of ramps, stairs with railings, and even lifts to move people across different gradients. As a bonus, these changes are likely to be helpful for other clientele such as parents with prams. The Disability Services Minister encourages everyone to get involved in improving access for people with disabilities. “Building communities that focus on being inclusive and accessible means better opportunities and outcomes for everyone, both now and into the future,” he said.

Strengthening awareness of the importance of inclusive and accessible communities is in the spotlight as part of this year’s Disability Awareness Week, from December 3-9, 2017. The Sienna Wood Shipwreck Adventure Park was officially opened on the first day of Disability Awareness Week and UN International Day of People with Disability (December 3rd) by Disability Services Minister Stephen Dawson. The 6,000 square metre playground, within the 6.3-hectare park, gives children with disability the opportunity to play, explore and socialise. “The opening of Shipwreck Park is a timely reminder of the importance of creating inclusive and accessible communities, which is a focus of both the International Day of People with Disability and Disability Awareness Week,” said Minister Dawson. “Building communities that focus on being inclusive and accessible means better opportunities and outcomes for everyone, both now and into the future. “I encourage everyone to consider how they can work together to make a stronger community,” the Minister said.

Potential Funding & Grants • Clubs seeking to improve facilities for people with disabilities can apply for grants of between $2,500 and $20,000 from the nation-wide Stronger Communities Programme, which aims to deliver social benefits to communities by funding local projects. •

Lotterywest’s ‘Community & workplace buildings’ grants can help develop spaces where people can come together for the benefit of their community.

Lotterywest’s ‘ Community spaces outdoor’ grants help create outdoor spaces for people to come together.

Lotterywest’s ‘ Furniture & equipment’ grants are designed to help community organisations get furniture and equipment in place.



Clubs WA invites you to share your feedback on your membership with Clubs WA, in particular what tools, information or services would make our industry support even better.


We are currently reviewing the Clubs WA member website, and would value your input on what information or functionalities you would like to see available on this forum. By sharing your feedback and ideas, you are helping to make our industry even stronger.

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2018 Clubs WA Industry Awards for Excellence. There are 16 categories this year, including both new and improved awards, such as Club Marketing, Best Refurbishment, and People’s Choice Public Voting. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Clubs WA website, alternatively please call Clubs WA on 1300 640 616 to discuss which categories you might like to enter.



Has your club started to consider waste reduction practices? Even if it might just be a small change you can be making a real difference!

Members in the Esperance & Surrounds, Great Southern, and Peel Regions, please save the date for your respective regional meetings - see the 2018 Event calendar on the next page for all of the details.

Clubs WA would appreciate your feedback on what waste reduction techniques you might be using across different areas of your club, such as the kitchen, bar or greens. Please read our weekly e-newsletter (distributed every Thursday afternoon) for the survey link. The survey can be completed in less than 10-minutes. In partnership with the Waste Authority, Clubs WA is hosting a Waste Reduction for Clubs workshop, to be held on march 26th, 2018 in Perth. Please contact Clubs WA on 1300 640 616 or at marketing@clubswa. to register your interest.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Welcome to new Clubs WA members: • North Beach Old Boys Rugby League Club; • Western Australian Speedway Commission; • Western Australian Lapidary and Rock Hunting Club; • Professional Hypnotherapists of Australia; • Marist Junior Football Club; • Onslow Rodeo Association; • Chequers Golf Club; • Pingelly Recreation and Cultural Centre; and • Hay Park United Soccer Club.


Just a reminder that the Clubs WA Industry Newsletter is now bi-monthly. Members and Industry Partners will receive bi-monthly hardcopy newsletters in October, December, February, April, June and August each year.

Whilst we will discuss compliance and help answer queries you might have about your club, the purpose of these regional meetings are to find out what is affecting your club at the local level. What’s going on in your shire, your town, or your local council, that is affecting your operations? Hearing your stories first hand will help our advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry. Places are limited for these meetings, so if you haven’t done so already please RSVP as soon as possible to Clubs WA’s Regional Meetings are powered by the Road Safety Commission.

IN-HOUSE AUDITS If your club would be interested in inviting Clubs WA to perform a compliance audit of your club, please contact Linda Soerianto on 1300 640 616 for fee details and inclusions.

Clubs WA 2018 Events Calender Event



Price (ex GST)

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Esperance Squash Club

Free Event

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Albany Club

Free Event

Peel Regional Meeting

9:30am - 12:30pm

Yunderup Sports & Recreation Club

Free Event

Tuesday 20th

Club Committee Compliance

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Clubs WA Office

Member: $60 Non-Member: $120

Monday 26th

Central Country Regional Meeting

12:30pm - 3:30pm

Narrogin Club

Free Event

Tuesday 20th

Chef & Cook Challenge


Armadale Senior High School

No cost

Monday 26th

Waste Reduction Think Tank




Wednesday 28th

Central Wheatbelt Regional Meeting

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Kellerberrin & Districts Club

Free Event

Tuesday 3rd

Goldfields Regional Meeting



Free Event

Wednesday 4th

Club Manager’s Course

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Clubs WA Office

Member: $60 Non-Member: $120

Club Committee Compliance

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Clubs WA Office

Memeber: $60 Non-Member: $120

Clubs WA Industry Awards for Excellence

6:00pm Arrival Drinks for 6:30pm start

Crown Perth Grand Ballroom


Monday 2nd

Northern Country Regional Meeting

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Geraldton Club

Free Event

Tuesday 10th

Club Manager’s Course

1:30pm - 4:30pm

Clubs WA Office

Memeber: $60 Non-Member: $120

Club Committee Compliance

5:30pm - 8:30pm

Clubs WA Office

Member: $60 Non-Member: $120

Tuesday 16th

Clubs WA Industry Forum & Supplier Expo




Wednesday 31st

Clubs WA 2018 AGM



Free Event

South West Regional Meeting



Free Event

End of Year State Council & Partner Windup



Free Event

January Monday 8th Thursday 11th Wednesday 31st

Esperance and Surrounds Regional Meeting Great Southern Regional Meeting




May Tuesday 15th June Saturday 16th July

August Tuesday 14th October

November Tuesday 20th December Wednesday 5th

*TBA = To be Announced For queries, or to register for any Clubs WA event, please contact 1300 640 616 or email:

Host One To Remember

Shire leases – do you know where your Club stands? Special offer for Clubs WA members We understand that local governments often shift the goal posts when it comes to club leases. The term of a lease can be changed or the rental amount increased. These changes can really affect some clubs and cause some serious problems. Clubs WA has made it clear to us that many clubs are struggling with this issue and we want to help by offering, for a limited time, a flat, discounted price to review your club’s local government leases and provide preliminary advice as follows: Step 1

Review of a lease in regard to the term and the rental and consideration of where the club stands in a situation where the local government claims that the term is to be shortened, or the rental increased.

$750 + GST

If we consider that the local government authority is in a strong position and the club cannot do much about it, then that may be the end of the matter. Step 2 (if relevant)

If we consider that the club is in a good position to challenge the local government, then we would write to the council, on behalf of the club, to state the club’s position and tell the local council that we consider it does not have the right to change the term or rental.

$750 + GST

The discounted fixed fee estimates assume no further work or complications and limited correspondence. If the local council were to respond and pursue the matter further, or if a club needed a full review of its whole lease, or if anything else arose requiring us to do more work, then additional costs would be incurred. However, we would be happy to discuss and agree discounted fees before progressing and providing different fee options for you to consider. The fees involved with additional work would need to be determined on a case by case basis. Lavan has a long and honoured relationship with Clubs WA and many of its members, dating back for decades. Our liquor, hospitality and events team in particular is closely involved with Clubs WA and a large number of clubs. Like WA clubs, Lavan is proudly Western Australian and independent. We provide professional advice and assistance to the clubs industry, we sponsor several club associations and many of our people are active members of clubs around the State. Lavan can offer clubs a wide range of services, in addition to liquor and leasing advice. Please feel free to contact us with any issue facing your club. You certainly will not be charged for an initial enquiry and if the issue is short and simple, we may even be able to give you the answer straight away without any fees being incurred! If there are likely to be costs involved, we will discuss that with you first. We also invite you to contact us to subscribe to our monthly publication for liquor, hospitality, events and related industries, called The Hospitality Messenger. Jessica Patterson Partner, Lavan

Alec Weston Associate, Lavan

Tel: (08) 9288 6946

Tel: (08) 9288 6873




Just having drinks? Just don’t drive.

Small Sporting Grants make a big difference More than 20 sport and recreation clubs will get a helping hand for small projects thanks to the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF).

• New cricket practice nets at the Brookton Recreation Precinct - $16,200; and • Floodlighting for Hammond Park Junior Football Club - $30,000

These small grants will enable clubs and local governments to provide new or upgrade existing infrastructure to make it more accessible for sport and recreation participants.

Offered twice a year by the McGowan Government through Sport and Recreation, the CSRFF small grants for projects under $200,000 are specifically for local sport and recreation clubs and councils requiring financial help to complete a project that might otherwise be out of reach.

In this CSRFF small grants round, 24 projects have received a total of $644,112. Included in this round is funding for: • The track redevelopment at Karratha BMX Club - $11,587; • Building an accessible ablution block at the Mandurah Croquet and Recreation Club $12,449; • An oval extension for the Shire of Murray $16,116;

The 2018-19 CSRFF February Small Grants round opens on February 1, 2018 and closes on March 29, 2018. To view the recipients of this round, visit http:// For more information on CSRFF funding, visit

Compliance Reminder: Worksafe Inspectors Launch As mentioned in recent e-club updates, WorkSafe is now targeting clubs as part of an industry campaign. A number of our members have mentioned they have already been contacted by WorkSafe over the past couple of months to arrange inspections at that their venues. For some clubs, it may have been a while since your last WorkSafe inspection so please review the useful factsheets on their website. You can find more information about WorkSafe and the powers of Inspectors, as set out by the Occupational Safety & Health Act 1984, on the Clubs WA website (


ANSWERING YOUR FINANCERELATED QUESTIONS Through our partnership with Clubs WA Auditor, Francis A Jones, we invite you to submit your finance-related questions for expert opinion. The below questions have been sent to us by members, and we will continue to share Francis A Jones’ answers so that all members can benefit from this knowledge.

Q. a) Our financial season ended on 31st

August, what type of reporting is required, when, and send to whom? b) Does it make a difference what size dollar turnover for clubs needing to submit annual reports.


The answers for both a) and b) are dependent on the club’s turnover. From the Associations Incorporation Act 2015, effective from July 1 2016. Financial Statements Tier 1 – depending on which basis of accounting your clubs has selected, different financial statements apply. Cash Basis • statement of all the monies received and paid during the financial year; • reconciled statement of all bank account balances as at the end of the financial year; and • statement detailing the association’s total assets and liabilities as at the end of the financial year. Accrual Basis • statement of the income and expenditure for the financial year; and • balance sheet. Tier 2 and 3 – Must account on an accrual basis • the financial statements for the year which must include a balance sheet, profit and loss, statement of changes or equity and cash flow statement • the notes to the financial statements including all disclosures required by the accounting standards and information required to give a true and fair view of the financial position; and • the management committee’s declaration. All Financial Statements for Tier 2 and 3 associations must be presented to members at the AGM. A review or Audit Report must also accompany the financial statements.



The association must hold its first AGM within 18 months of becoming incorporated. After the first AGM, incorporated associations must hold an AGM once in every calendar year within six months after the end of the association’s financial year. For more information, please refer to: Tiers and Financial requirements • financial-reporting-under-new-associations-law • inc-guide-incorporated-associations-westernaustralia/tiered-financial-reporting Members Rights • inc-guide-incorporated-associations-westernaustralia/members-right-financial-accounts AGM Requirements • inc-guide-incorporated-associations-westernaustralia/types-meetings Clubs WA Note: Remember to lodge your information statement! Associations are reminded that information statements are required to be lodged with Consumer Protection within 6 months after the end of your financial year if your club is incorporated. The information statement is vital in demonstrating to Consumer Protection that your association is active and meeting its legal responsibilities. If your financial year ends 30 December, please lodge your 2017 statement through AssociationsOnline before 30 June 2018. You can read more on Information Statements under the Compliance section on the Clubs WA Member website.

Q. If reimbursing Coaches for their

committment and expenses incurred, are these tax deductible?

Some associations will invite the auditor to attend the AGM so that he or she can respond to enquiries from members.


Q. Are Honorariums to volunteers for big

In answering this question, the following assumptions have been made: 1. The question is referring to tax reportable expenses for GST purposes; 2. The club is registered for GST which they would need to if annual turnover is over $150,000; and 3. The club receives a tax invoice that includes a portion of GST. Satisfying all points above, if a coach is reimbursed for payments and the tax invoice has GST included within it, this amount is tax reportable and would need to be included when the club prepares its next business activity statement.

Q. When a sports club has their Annual

General Meeting is there a certain time they have to have their Financial Report sent out by? Or can they just hand it out on the day of the AGM?


The Act requires that association’s annual financial statements (or annual accounts) be presented to the members at each AGM. Members should have the opportunity to examine these accounts if they wish. Ideally, each member would receive a copy of the accounts, which could be included in the association’s annual report (if applicable). Where this is not feasible, time must be allocated for the treasurer or other committee member to present a summary of the accounts and explain the major items. This requirement of the Act does not give members any rights to view the financial records of the association, nor any of the accounts or statements that may be prepared for the committee during the year. However, it is open to the association to make provision in the rule, which some may have done already, for access to these records or accounts if that is the wish of the members. If, for any reason the annual accounts are to be audited, the audit report must form part of the statements presented to the members.

committments allowed and what guidelines are there (i.e. for Club Treasurer for many hours of volunteer work)?


Honorariums are allowed for volunteers and the guidelines that should be followed are whether the payment is assessable or not assessable, or in other words – does the volunteer need to include the honorarium in their tax return? A payment that is not assessable to a volunteer will have many of the following characteristics: • The payment is to meet incurred or anticipated expenses. • The payment has no connection to the volunteer’s income-producing activities or services. • The payment is not received as remuneration or as a consequence of employment. • The payment is not relied upon or expected by the volunteer for day-to-day living. • The payment is not legally required or expected. • There is no obligation on the part of your organisation to make the payment. • The payment is a token amount compared to the services provided or expenses incurred by the volunteer. Whether the payment is token depends on the full facts surrounding the payment and volunteer’s circumstances. If the above points are met, a honorarium can be paid to the volunteer and there will not be any tax consequences. If you have questions about any of the above please don’t hesitate to contact Linda Soerianto on 1300 640 616 or at




Stella Artois

Stella Artois was first brewed in Leuven as a Christmas beer way back in 1366. Named after its brilliant amber colour, ‘Stella’ is Latin for star and refers to the brightly shining Christmas star seen in the northern Hemisphere. Artois? That’s the name of Sebastian Artois, master brewer, brewery owner and genius behind the majestic Stella Artois. It is a beer of sophistication, elegance and style. Globally, Stella Artois is the fourth most valuable beer brand in the world. In Australia it is now number five in value share of International Premium Segment.# So what’s driving the world’s number 1 Belgium lager since the re-launch by CUB earlier this year?

Brian Phan, Stella Artois Brand Director; Shannon Bennet, Vue De Monde Head Chef; and Nick Smith, Prestige & Life style Director of News Corp Au stralia (and Editor of GQ )

Lastly Stella Legere, launched in March this year, will capture the growth opportunity in the mid-strength Premium international segment, available in both pack and draught formats. Per occasion, Premium International drinkers spend 15% more than craft drinkers and 6% more than white wine drinkers in the On Premise.* Stella Artois stands out as being more ‘stylish’, ‘premium’ and ‘world renowned’ than other International brands.**

Shannon Bennet plates up at the first

Australian Sensorium

The TV commercial ‘Sebastian’, aired nationally in TV and Cinema, winning Best Ad Campaign 2017 at the Australian Drinks Awards. In fact, the commercial is the top 10% of all ads tested in Australia.## In the on-premise, there is a renewed focus on the Chalice. The tulip shape reinforces Stella Artois elegancy and enhances head retention, aroma and flavor. When the gold-rimmed chalice is used consumers are 62% more likely to purchase Stella Artois again.### When the Stella Artois pouring ritual is performed, consumers are more than twice as likely to recommend Stella Artois to a friend.### Premium food experiences like the Stella Artois Sensorium are reinforcing with consumers that Stella Artois pairs perfectly with small bites. This multisensorial, multi-course dining experience is inspired by the spectrum of flavours and aromas in the renowned Stella Artois lager. In July, Stella Artois partnered with top chefs like Vue De Monde’s Shannon Bennett to create an unforgettable experience for consumers. In October the sensorium travelled to Perth, with Tonka & Coda’s Adam D’Silva showcasing his unique menu at partner venues. 1: Barscan MAT June 16. 2:Project Pick Up 2014 (last occasion, all channels) 3: ABI 2014 †Kantar Imagery Study, Wave 3, April 2015 *CUB Project Pick-Up, 2014 3: Kantar Imagery Study, April 2015 **KANTAR Brand Health Tracker, August 2018 ***BrandZ / Millward Brown (including data from Bloomberg) and Brand Analytics

Tap into the Premium International opportunity with the number 1 selling Belgian beer in the world, Stella Artois.*** Tasting notes Stella Artois - It has a delicate fruity aroma with a slight Saaz hop nose; no obvious citrus, flor al, resinous or herbal notes. A subtle malty & grainy character provide a sweetness that rounds out the evident bitterness that gently lingers to a light dry astringent finish. Medium bodied and well balanced. Stella Artois Légère - Stella Artois is highly refreshing and drinkable whilst keeping the Stella Artois flavor character, with a moderate but distinctive bitterness perception and a nice finish. Stella Artois Légère has a pale golden color and a slightly to moderate Noble hoppy and fruity flavour. About Stella Artois Stella Artois is part of a Belgian brewing tradition dating back to 1366. It is the number one Belgian beer in the world and is present in over 80 countries. Stella Artois® is a bottom filtered, blonde pilsner. It is thirst quenching with a malty middle and crisp finish delivering a full flavour and a hint of bitterness. Stella Artois is best enjoyed served between 3 and 5 degrees Celsius and should be served in the unique Stella Artois Chalice according to the 9-Step Pouring Ritual to guarantee a perfect experience of this gold standard lager. Visit for more information. # AZTEC Data, YTD 10/09/17. ## Millward brown, ad tracking, 2017\ ### Synovate BPT Tracker R3M data. Stella Artois 4.85% May 2014

Part Time and Casual Overtime Q&A by Clubs Australia Industrial

On Friday 24 of November 2017, The Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down a decision regarding the new part-time and casual provisions in the Registered and Licensed Clubs Award (Award). The start date for the provision is 1 January 2018. th

All time worked in excess of:

What documentation will we need to take advantage of the new flexible part-time provision?

38 hours per week or, where the employee works in accordance with a roster, an average of 38 hours per week over the roster cycle; or the employee’s rostered hours (where the roster has not been changed in accordance with the paragraph above); will incur overtime and need to be paid at the rates prescribed in clause 28 of the Award.

The Club and the employee will need to agree in writing upon:

Is there a template agreement for the guaranteed hours?

CAI is currently in the process of developing this template. Please contact Member Enquiries Centre (MEC) on 1300 730 001 or via for an update.

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The number of hours of work which are guaranteed to be provided and paid to the employee each week (or over the roster cycle); and The days of the week, and the periods on each of those days, when the employee will be available to work the guaranteed hours. The Club can then roster the guaranteed hours and any additional hours within the employee’s availability, subject to clause 26 of the Award (ordinary hours of work and rostering).

Any changes the employees guaranteed hours may only occur with the written consent of the employee. What are the minimum and maximum hours a parttime employee can be rostered? Part-time employees still have a minimum engagement of 3 hours per shift. They will now also be entitled to a minimum of 8 rostered hours per week (or an average of at least 8 hours per week over a roster cycle). The maximum a part-time employee can be rostered is 12 hours in a day and 38 hours in a week (or an average of 38 hours over a roster cycle). Part-time employees must have two days off each week. Our part-time employees have written agreements containing fixed hours and patterns of work, can we change them to flexible rostering? Part-time employees who immediately prior to 1 January 2018 have a written agreement with the Club for a regular pattern of hours are entitled to continue to be rostered in accordance with that agreement, unless that agreement is replaced by a new written agreement made in accordance with the new provision. We have not engaged part-timers since the 2015 and all of our part-timers are already rostered flexibly, do we have to make any changes? Yes. As per the first question, the Club and the employee will need to agree in writing on the guaranteed hours to be worked and the employee will need to provide their availability within which to be rostered. How does overtime apply to part-time employees engaged under the new provision? A new part-time employee would provide their availability, and the Club would guarantee a minimum number of hours which can be rostered within that availability. Any additional hours could also be rostered within the employee’s availability (up to 12 hours per day and with at least two days off per week), in accordance with clause 26 of the Award (i.e. with at least seven days’ notice or changed by mutual consent at any time), without incurring overtime.

When does casual overtime apply? A casual employee who works in excess of: • 12 hours per day or per shift; or • 38 hours per week (or an average of 38 hours per week over a roster cycle not exceeding 4 weeks); • will incur overtime and need to be paid at the rates prescribed in clause 28 of the Award. What rates will casuals be paid for overtime? • • • • •

Monday to Friday inclusive - 150% for the first two hours and 200% for all work thereafter; between midnight Friday and midnight Saturday - 175% for the first two hours and 200% for all work thereafter; between midnight Saturday and midnight Sunday 200% for all time worked; all work performed on a public holiday - 250% for all time worked, with a minimum payment of four hours at the rate of 250%; all work performed on a rostered day off to which an employee is entitled - 200%, with a minimum payment of four hours at the rate of 200%.

Do we need to provide a roster for casuals? No, the roster requirements of the Award have not changed. What if our Club is on an Enterprise Agreement (EA)? Clubs on an EA will not be required to make any changes to their part-time or casual employees. What happens if we do not comply with the new parttime or casual arrangements? Clubs expose themselves to underpayment claims as well as penalties of up to $63,000 for breaches of the Award. When do we have to start applying the new provisions? The new provisions will commence from 1 January 2018. We recommend meeting with part-time employees in the coming weeks in order to establish the employees’ availability and agree upon guaranteed hours commencing 1 January 2018. What if we have more questions? Please contact the Member Enquiries Centre on 1300 730 001 or via for more information. Emails to Clubs WA can be forwarded to


We are excited to announce the 2017 WA U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year

EMMA SAUNDERS from The Saint George Hotel

Thank you for raising an incredible $12,154.15




Security as an Investment on Safety

Protecting your Stock Staff and Customers When considering any investment for business, it is always sensible to consider the return on investment. A security system can save your club money and can provide an instant return on investment by way of peace of mind and a safer way of operating. Security Cameras not only provide protection from fraudulent activity such as theft and vandalism, but can also provide you and your manager’s information on health and safety issues that may affect your clubs operations. Slips and falls are also an issue facing member venues where costs for insurances and workers compensation can increase should an issue arise.

Should the budget allow, then additional cameras would cover staff locations, including cash points such as the Point of Sale system, the office safe and cash up areas. From here information is power and coverage can provided in dry stores, kitchens and Offices. While we design our security systems to protect your stock, staff and customers, a CCTV security system should cover all aspects of your business with no “Blind Spots” while remaining within your budget. Security in today’s world is more affordable and accessible than ever before provides a variety of return on its initial investment. You can now access your cameras from any smartphone or tablet and record and playback from anywhere in the world keeping you in contact with your operations. When deciding to invest or upgrade your CCTV System we are here to help and the most important aspect is to establish a budget and base your investment within that budget.

With recent technology security cameras are becoming more affordable and of higher resolution. So therein lies the bigger question – how much should a club or venue invest in a security system? Recently at a site survey for a large restaurant group, the question arose “How Many Cameras do I need” and “How Many Cameras is enough”. Regrettably, this question remains unanswered, however a few key factors should be considered. In any hospitality environment a good place to start is by installing surveillance to all customer locations to reduce theft, damage and to monitor the safety and conduct of your customers within your premises.

Even if the budget is very small initially, any security to protect you and your assets is better than none at all.

FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY THIS AREA IS UNDER 24 HR AUDIO AND VIDEO MONITORED SURVEILLANCE 1300 881 261 Written for Clubs WA members by Daniel Ecseri, 21st Century Business and Tecsec Security


New regulations give clear guidance for the minimum distance a driver must allow when passing a cyclist come into force in WA on November 30.

Saving lives together in 2017 The Road Safety Commission is committed to saving lives on WA roads using a Safe System approach, in line with the State Government’s road safety strategy Towards Zero, 2008-2020.

The regulations state that drivers passing a bicycle travelling in the same direction on a road must do so at a minimum distance of 1 metre on a road with a posted speed limit not more than 60 kmh or 1.5 metres on a road with a posted speed limit of more than 60kmh.

The Road Safety Commission aims to reduce the number of people killed or seriously injured on WA roads through four cornerstones: Safe Roads and Roadsides, Safe Speeds, Safe Vehicles and Safe Road Use. Community engagement is also crucial in educating the public about the risks on our roads. In 2017, the Road Safety Commission was integral in the introduction of new legislation, production of education campaigns and promoting initiatives to save lives on our roads.

In September, WA’s first point to point camera system was switched on to reduce road trauma on the Forrest Highway, where a speed related crash problem had been identified. The point to point system runs for 28 kilometres north and southbound from Lake Clifton to Binningup, and aims to encourage drivers to travel at a safe speed on the Forrest Highway, ultimately improving the safety of all road users in that area.

Acting Commissioner Iain Cameron chaired the multiagency Indian Ocean Drive Highway Safety Review Group, that presented a series of recommendations to Road Safety Minister Michelle Roberts to improve road safety between Two Rocks and Lancelin. The review group included experts from the Road Safety Commission, WA Police Force and Main Roads WA that made short and medium-term recommendations to reduce road trauma, including a reduction in the speed limit, concentrated enforcement, education and awareness campaigns and audible edge and centre lines.

Motorcyclists are one group of WA’s most vulnerable road users and to encourage road safety among riders, the Road Safety Commission launched the Ride to Arrive mass media campaign in September. The Ride to Arrive campaign is aimed at male riders aged 30 to 49, an age group over-represented in WA motorcycle crash statistics in Western Australia, and warns that a small increase in speed can have massive consequences when a rider encounters unexpected hazards on the roads. The Road Safety Commission and WA Government will strive to reduce road trauma on WA roads in 2018. We wish all Clubs WA members a happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

The Deanmill Workers Club Courtesy Bus Written by Clubs WA Intern, Alex Ridley Opened in 1952 as a watering hole for local timber workers, Deanmill Workers Club in the state’s remote south-west has more recently been thriving as a wellpriced family-friendly establishment. But when the local taxi service stopped operating two years ago, patrons who enjoyed a drink at the club were left without a way to get home. Club Secretary Nigel Pitts explains that this quickly became a serious problem. “Customers are very aware of the ramifications of drink-driving these days,” he says. “They would simply not come out for a drink.” The Club Committee came up with the idea of investing in a ‘courtesy vehicle’ to drive drinking members home, and purchased a large van for the purpose. The van is also used to transport stock and give members a lift to the club. “It has been a great success,” Nigel says. “We have seen more people, more families attending with the knowledge that they can be taken home safely at the end of the night.”

“I can safely say the van has paid for itself, and it also gives us peace of mind knowing that we are doing everything possible to ensure our members get home safely.” • • •

Remote towns often lack a reliable taxi service so the courtesy vehicle is a scheme which could be more widely adopted by regional clubs. The majority of fatalities on WA roads occur in regional areas, with 66 deaths so far in 2017. Road Safety Commission recently finished a campaign (July 2017) against drink-driving. The campaign targeted those who know drink-driving is dangerous but still irregularly or regularly offend (14% of WA drivers).

Is your club interested in how the Deanmill Workers’ courtesy bus system works? If so please call Clubs WA on 1300 640 616.


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Hospitality Alliance Training Ph: (08) 9417 7149

Carlton & United Breweries Ph: 132 337


ATI-Mirage Training Solutions Ph: (08) 9218 9059

Oatley Fine Wine Merchants Ph: 1800 628 539

Food & Beverage Specialists NestlĂŠ Professional

Gaming Specialists

Crown Perth Ph: (08) 9362 7777 Metro Hotel Perth Ph: (08) 9367 6122

Gas & Energy Trans Tasman Energy Group Ph: 1300 118 834

TAB Ph: 13 23 68

Hospitality & Venue Specialists

Mal Atwell Billiards and Bingo Ph: (08) 9354 9150

Stoddart Manufacturing Ph: (08) 9414 1343

Winning Ways Ph: Farren Hotham - 0435 916 076

Finance & Strategic Management B&C Finance M: 0427 548 871 (Michael Saunders)

Fox Sports Venues Ph: 1300 301 415 Silver Chef Ph: 1800 337 153 Stanlee Ph: 0420 216 116

Club Plus Superannuation Ph: (02) 9376 9422

Monbell Furniture Ph: (08) 9228 4722

Francis A Jones Ph: 08 9335 5211

Hisconfe Ph: (08) 9388 3400


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AV Partners Ph: 08 9362 7653

Nexus Risk Services Ph: (08) 9340 3421 E:

Signs & Flags WA Flags & Banners Ph: (08) 9467 4646


Music Licensing & Entertainment PPCA Ph: (02) 8569 1111 APRA AMCOS Moo Music Ph: 1300 139 913 ICMI Speakers & Entertainment Ph: Brad Hopes - 0414 453 100

Technology MCR Cash Register & POS Systems Ph: Andreas Nikakos - 0413 962 074 21st Century Business Equipment Ph: (08) 9321 8902

Health, Safety & Community Road Safety Commission Ph: 1300 999 772 St John Event Health Services Ph: (08) 9334 1311 Act-Belong-Commit Ph: (08) 9266 4648

Club Jobs

The following is a list of opportunities available across Western Australia’s vibrant club industry. Do you have a vacancy open within your club? If so, we are happy to include it in the next issue of our newsletter, in our weekly e-updates and on social media. This is a free service for our members. Please email the job description to Holly at

General Manager

Apprentice Greenkeeper

Casual Food & Beverage Staff

Secretary Manager

Advert on Cockburn Basketball Association

Advert on Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club

Hospitality Staff/Duty Manager Advert on Swan Yacht Club

Marketing and Bar Superstar Advert on Sea View Golf Club

Advert on Mosman Park Golf Club

Advert on Ledge Point Country Club

Office Admin - Part Time Advert on Hartfield Country Club

Track and Grounds Manager Thoroughbred Racing Advert on Pinjarra Race Club

Sailing Race Officer / Bosun Advert on Mounts Bay Sailing Club

Club Event Listings Don’t forget you can add your upcoming club events to our free events calendar on our website. Make sure to also share photos of your Clubs WA member sticker on our social media pages as part of a new competition. You can read more details on the My Club, My Community website.


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Clubs WA Service Bulletin (Newsletter) Dec/Jan 2017/18  

Clubs WA is the peak body for Western Australia's Club Industry.

Clubs WA Service Bulletin (Newsletter) Dec/Jan 2017/18  

Clubs WA is the peak body for Western Australia's Club Industry.