Why clubs need a constitution?

All clubs, except the most informal, should set out their basic structure and methods of operating in writing.

A club’s constitution should:

  • Outline the club’s purpose;
  • List all of the rules of operation; and
  • Set out the members’ rights and responsibilities.

Model Rules

According to Club Help “most constitutions are based on the Model Rules for Incorporated Bodies which is administered by Consumer Affairs Victoria or equivalent”. To follow your state or territories model rules visit your consumer affairs.

In addition to your state or territories consumer affairs model rules, Sport Australia offers templates for states and territories as a guide and starting point. Below is an example of a tennis club’s constitution.

Tennis Example

If you have any questions about your club please contact us at 1800 PLAY TENNIS or email.