ALCOHOL MANAGEMENT POLICY
This policy provides the basis for a balanced and responsible approach to the use of alcohol at events and activities. This policy will help to ensure the Club:
Gosnells Bowling Club Inc recognises the legal responsibilities, financial and social benefits of holding a liquor license in the community. In doing, so we will adhere to liquor licensing laws and the criteria of the Good Sports program.
Accordingly, and to ensure the aims of the Club are upheld and that alcohol is managed responsibly, the following policy requirements will apply:
Committee Members, Members, Players and Officials
The Club will ensure that:
The Club will not:
Advertisements for functions will:
Service of Alcohol
Alcohol will be served according to the Club’s Liquor Licence with the safety and well-being of members and guests the priority. The Club will ensure:
Availability of Non-Alcoholic and Low Alcohol Drinks
The Club recognises that alcohol is not the only revenue stream available and actively encourages the sale of alternative products to that of alcohol.
The Club recognises that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal and hazardous to individuals and the wider community. Accordingly, the Club implements a Safe Transport Policy that is reviewed regularly in conjunction with this Alcohol Management Policy. We ask that all attendees at our functions plan their transport requirements to ensure they arrive home safely and prevent driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
The Club will monitor and ensure any Club trips, particularly end of season player trips, strictly adhere to responsible behaviour and alcohol consumption in accordance with the principles of this policy and the aims of the association. The Club will not actively promote or fundraise for player’s end of season trips, thereby minimising the Club’s risk and liability if an alcohol-related incident occurs.
The Club will avoid providing awards (e.g. at end of season presentations) and fundraising prizes that have an emphasis on alcohol as a reward.
Policy and Responsible Use of Alcohol Promotion
All Club committee members will enforce the alcohol management policy and any non-compliance, particularly in regard to Licencing Laws, will be handled according to the following process:
The presence of a bar manager and/or committee members is essential to ensure compliance with this policy. The bar manager or at least two committee members who are RSA trained are required to be present at all Club functions when the bar is open. Key responsibilities of the bar manager/duty committee members are to ensure:
This policy will be reviewed annually to ensure it remains relevant to Club operations and reflects both community expectations and legal requirements.
Next policy review date is 3 March 2019
Our Alcohol Management Policy meets part of our commitment to the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports Program. Go to Goodsports.com.au for more information.