About Clubs Victoria
Clubs Victoria aims to deliver a range of services and representation that creates an environment for long-term sustainability, as well as strengthen industry conditions for the benefit of those working within the Victorian club industry and the local communities they support.
Clubs Victoria is the voice of Victoria's network of not-for-profit licensed clubs which provide the community with its social, sporting and cultural infrastructure. Clubs Victoria works exclusively for clubs and our sole charter is the promotion and protection of our members. We are dedicated to ensure that we maintain a network of viable clubs throughout the state. Like our member clubs, Clubs Victoria is also a not-for-profit organisation and is governed by a council.
Formed in 1916, as the Licensed Clubs Association of Victoria, Clubs Victoria is a registered employer association incorporated under the Association Incorporation Act and the only organisation working to protect the interests of clubs in Victoria.
What does Clubs Victoria provide to members?
- Employment Relations Advice and support
- Member Services with preferred suppliers
- Easy access to Employment Relations hotline
- Enable HR web based staff management system
- Liquor licensing hotline
- Food safety templates and advice
- Recruitment Services
- Tours to expos and conferences
- Gaming advice
- Industrial Awards support and legal representation
- Regular seminars and briefings with guest speakers
- Referral to professional, legal, financial, insurance
- Development of occupational health and safety programs
- Representation of the Victorian club movement within the community
- Provision of training courses
- Regular mailouts
- Bi monthly magazine Club CONNECT
- Website with up-to-date news and information
As the Victorian club industry’s peak representational body, Clubs Victoira employs a team of highly motivated and well-credentialed executives who together provide the skills and experience to contribute to both state and national policy direction and development for industry-specific legislation through to alcohol, gambling, taxation, and industrial relations, as well as actively lobby across a wide range of related issues for almost 325 member clubs.
Through its relationship with the national association, Clubs Australia, Clubs Victoria takes a direct role in managing federal issues. Clubs Victoria has also fostered strong working relationships with affiliate industry organisations whilst many of Australia’s leading companies provide valuable long-term support through corporate partnerships and industry support programs.
About the Club Sector
There are approximately 1,100 registered clubs in Victoria with approximately 600 of these clubs employing staff. Community clubs provide important assets to the community which extends to improving the social fabric of communities. Without the hard work of community clubs and there volunteers many services which the community can sometimes take for granted would not exist.
The top five benefits of club membership are:
A great venue for socialising and meeting with friends
Good quality meals and drinks provided at reasonable prices
Good entertainment and events
Sport and fitness facilities and support for sporting teams
Pleasant and safe atmosphere.