Secretary Approval for Registered Clubs - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to act as the secretary of a registered club. A club's secretary is responsible for the management of its business and affairs, and acts as its chief executive officer.

A registered club is a club that holds a club licence. A club licence authorises you (the licensee) to sell liquor by retail on the licensed premises to a member of your club (or a guest of a member of your club) for consumption on or away from the licensed premises.

Please be aware that no registered club may have more than one secretary at any one time, and that your club is required to notify the Agency within seven days of any person's ceasing to become secretary of the club.

Please consult the Contract Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you:

  • must be considered by the Agency to be a fit and proper person to act as your club's secretary
  • must complete a specified course in club management within two years of becoming secretary of your club
  • must not hold a Hotel Licence, or acquire any financial interest in respect of a hotel.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Industry
Liquor and Gaming NSW

Act(s) name

Registered Clubs Act 1976 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Registered Clubs Regulation 2015 (New South Wales)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Industry
Liquor and Gaming NSW

Operating address:
GPO BOX 7060
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Operating address:
Level 6
323 Castlereagh Street
Haymarket, New South Wales 2000


1300 024 720

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