RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL
The Melbourne Bowling Club in the best interest of its members & guests, promotes and practises the Responsible Service of Alcohol. Excessive and or binge drinking is discouraged. Patrons showing signs of intoxication or drunkenness will have service ceased and will be asked to leave the Club.
Melbourne Bowling Club is a fully licensed venue and does not allow BYO.
- Patrons purchasing or consuming alcohol on club premises may be requested at any time to produce evidence of age documents.
- Management reserves the right to cease the sale of any product at any time
- Management reserves the right to limit alcohol purchase to one drink per person on any occasion
- Shots & doubles will not be served at any time
- Free drinking water is available for all members and guests when club is open
- Alcohol may by consumed only in the areas surrounding the green. MBC’s Red Line plan (License area), excludes the greens (playing surface)
- Alcohol may only be consumed inside the Clubhouse after 10pm
OUR LICENCE RULES AND REGULATIONS
As an incorporated club, and to comply with our liquor license, all non-members are required to sign in. Visitors undertaking Barefoot bowling events are required to sign in prior to moving onto the greens, MBC uses a system of wristbands to ensure guests have complied with these requirements.
For each event at the club, MBC requires someone (usually the host or organiser) to sign up as an Access Member. An Access Member becomes a member of the club for the duration of the event, and is the contact point for any issues during or after the event.
ENTRY TO MELBOURNE BOWLING CLUB
Melbourne Bowling Club reserves the right to refuse entry to or to eject from the Club premises persons whom the Committee of Management has determined is in breach of these house rules.
The licensee shall ensure the level of noise emitted from the licensed premises shall not exceed the permissible noise levels for entertainment noise as specified in the State Environment Protection Policy (Control of Music Noise from Public Premises) No. N-1.
If the bowling green lights are in use music cannot be played in association with their use. (Planning Permit No 0444/04 – AMENDED).
As per the Tobacco Act 1987(Part 2, ss.5C – 5D) smoking is prohibited in the Clubhouse at all times. Smoking is permitted in all outdoor areas of the club, however smoking on greens and in entry doorways is discouraged.
All members & visitors are asked to maintain a neat, tidy appearance at all times while at the club. Sexually explicit material, nudity and offensive slogans on clothing is discouraged. Barefoot bowlers are encouraged to bowl in bare feet, bowls shoes or other suitable footwear, if unsure please ask a member of staff. Members must wear the appropriate bowls attire for social and pennant matches.
As a family friendly club, the use of inappropriate language and behaviour is discouraged.
Members & visitors who in the opinion of staff or security are found to be harassing other patrons and/or behaving inappropriately will be asked to leave the club.
Young children must be accompanied by an adult at all times when at the club. For their own safety and the comfort of others, please ensure children do not run, or use club equipment unsupervised.
Soliciting business, marketing or campaigning, except where authorised by MBC, is not permitted within the venue. Persons found doing so will be asked to leave the club.
COMPLAINTS AGAINST EMPLOYEES
No employee of the Club shall be reprimanded or in any way punished by members, guests or visitors. If an issue arises with employees, it should be reported directly to the Club Manager or to the Club President. If neither is available at the time, it should be reported in writing to either officer who shall take the necessary action on the matter.
COMPLAINTS AGAINST MEMBERS OR VISITORS
Members and visitors are asked to bring any inappropriate behaviours to the attention of a staff member. Complaints against a member or visitor will be dealt with promptly and may include asking the member or visitor to leave the Club. Official complaints must be made in writing to the Club Manager or to the Club President
Any damage caused to the greens, any area of the premises, or club equipment as a result of the actions of any member or visitor will be repaired or replaced. The full cost will be recovered from the member or visitor responsible for the damage.
ANIMALS ON CLUB PREMISES
No Animals are permitted in the Clubhouse at any time, and all animals on the property must be on a leash or appropriate restraint at all times.
Animals on the grounds must be in direct control of their owner, or tethered to a fixed position, at all times
Onsite parking is available for members of the club. Visitors may use parking located in the streets adjacent to the Club.