Registered and Licensed Clubs Award [MA000058]

Who the Registered Clubs Award covers

The Registered Clubs Award covers employers who perform work for, or connected to clubs and their employees who fit within the classifications of the award. 

A club is one that is registered and licensed under the relevant State, Territory or Commonwealth legislation (including Liquor and/or Gaming Acts), that operates on a not-for-profit basis to benefit the community and club members.

A registered club includes a club that is on:

  • football grounds
  • cricket grounds
  • golf courses
  • bowling greens
  • other sports grounds.

Examples of employees covered by the Registered Clubs Award include:

  • bar attendants
  • front desk staff
  • kitchen staff including cooks
  • guest services staff (including housekeeping)
  • security officers
  • grounds maintenance staff
  • club managers
  • handypersons
  • child care workers
  • administration staff
  • golf professionals
  • golf trainees.

In addition, the Registered Clubs Award also covers the following types of employees at a bowling green, golf course or golf facility:

  • greenskeepers
  • ground attendants
  • gardeners
  • lawn mowers
  • motor roller drivers.

The Registered Clubs Award covers employers and employees who operate in the premises of a club. For example, the Registered Clubs Award covers employees of a catering business that run the restaurant of a club.

The Registered Clubs Award also covers labour hire businesses and their employees who are placed with an organisation that is a registered club.

Check the award for full information on who is covered and the classification descriptions.

Source reference: Registered and Licensed Clubs Award [MA000058] clauses 2, 4 and schedule A

Who the Registered Clubs Award doesn’t cover

The following are examples of employees who are not covered by the Registered Clubs Award:

  • employees employed by a:
    • student union of a university
    • municipal, shire or county councils
    • contracted golf professional that operates a driving range, golf pro shop, coaching or similar service that is accessible to the general public
    • horse and greyhound racing, harness or trotting clubs.
  • landscape gardeners and master gardeners
  • club honorary secretaries.

The Registered Clubs Award doesn’t cover employers and employees when they are covered by one of the following awards:

  • Amusement Award
  • Hospitality Award
  • Cleaning Award
  • Racing Ground Maintenance Award
  • Security Award.

Check the award for full information on coverage and classifications.

Source reference: Registered and Licensed Clubs Award [MA000058] clauses 2, 4 and schedule A

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