The main purpose of the Club is:
To promote the playing of lawn bowls in general and in particular by providing and supporting a team or teams bearing the name City of Melbourne Bowls Club.
The ancillary purposes of the Club are:
- To maintain and provide a clubhouse, bowling green and other conveniences for the use and recreation of the members at such place or places as decided by the members
- To affiliate with Bowls Victoria and other similar associations designed to promote or co-ordinate lawn bowls
- To apply for, hold and renew a club licence pursuant to the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 and any permit or authority thereunder
- To formulate and put into effect such other objectives as the members shall determine, but always to have in mind the advancement and best interests of the game of bowls and the engendering by the Club of a collegiate feeling amongst bowlers
- To do all such things as are incidental or necessary to satisfy these purposes
Code of Conduct
The aim of the Code of Conduct is to provide an enjoyable, comfortable, safe and rewarding environment for all people associated with the City of Melbourne Bowls Club.
It is expected that members and visitors will at all times:
- be friendly, courteous and respectful towards other members, visitors and staff,
- respect team mates, opponents, officials and the rules of the game,
- refrain from behaviour that would bring the game or the club into disrepute,
- respect the positions of office bearers, committee members and employees of the club,
- treat the property and facilities of the club with respect,
- contribute positively to the sporting and social activities of the club.
All members are expected to help to ensure behaviour is appropriate by reminding any offending members of their obligations; however, this must be done tactfully and calmly. If a member is offensive or abusive, responding in the same manner will also be considered a breach of the Code of Conduct. The only reasonable and acceptable response is to remind the offender they are breaching the Code of Conduct and walk away.
The Code of Conduct is based on a model of mutual respect and breaches will be managed through the Club’s Discipline Procedures under the Constitution.
City of Melbourne Bowls Club is committed to respecting the right to privacy and the protection of personal information of our members and other persons who engage with City of Melbourne Bowls Club.
Pet Management Policy
Rules for pets attending City of Melbourne Bowls Club:
- All pets must be on a lead and under the control of their owner.
- No pets are permitted inside the club house.
- The club has a zero tolerance for pets displaying anti-social or aggressive behavior.
- No pets permitted for non-members.
- Exemptions apply to assistance dogs in line with Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Equal Opportunity Act 2010.