Governance

Learn about your obligations as a committee, and how to deal with various issues that arise.

  • Every club has its problems and disputes, but some are more serious than others. It's important that the club and executive committee has processes in place to effectively deal with these matters. Resource sourced from ClubHelp.
  • An MOU can be used when organisations wish to co-operate and/or share information with each other. This template from Not For Profit Law is very helpful should you wish to set an MOU up.
  • This fact sheet explores common examples of conflicts of interest and steps the club can make to manage them.
  • Play by the Rules can help you get up and running with some basic policies and guidelines your club should have. The template policies listed on this link are a minimum standard, which you can use as a starting point.
  • Leases are very important for not-for-profits. There are some important issues all groups should consider before signing a lease. This fact sheet from Not-for-profit Law includes tips for negotiating a lease and your rights and obligations under a lease.
  • A key role for a committee is providing a safe environment for its members. ClubHelp shows you how to identify, analyse and control risks in your club environment.
  • ClubHelp offers guidance on the considerations of managing a club amalgamation.
  • This guide from Sports Medicine Australia is a practical resource to assist clubs to create a straightforward, effective Medical Emergency Plan that will help in saving lives.
  • This fact sheet from St John Ambulance provides information about how a defibrillator works, training that is available and what maintenance is required.
  • Being an accredited Good Sports club is an excellent way to ensure your club complies with state liquor laws and provides responsible service of alcohol.
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