Clubs New Zealand Membership gives you affiliation with approximately 300 clubs across New Zealand. This means your members will be able to enter and use club facilities wherever their travels around the country may take them, likewise over 280,000 club members will be able to use your facilities.
Reciprocal Rights is a privilege and should be treated as such. It is up to each individual club to determine its rules around reciprocal rights in line with the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, however, to foster consistency Clubs New Zealand has produced guidelines and quick tips to help you get the most out of reciprocal visiting rights.
- You must be able provide proof of membership of your own club. Each club will have its own individual entry requirements according to the clubs rules, even if you are a member of another club you may be required to sign in. So make sure you always have your club membership card handy or even better download the Clubs New Zealand App and sign in to access your digital membership card.
- Under the law clubs can only sell and supply alcohol to members of the club concerned, guests of a member of the club concerned and reciprocal visitors (members of another Clubs New Zealand member club). Unless a club has been granted a condition on their licence, a person who is not a member of any club, who has been invited to the club by a reciprocal visitor will not be able to be sold or supplied alcohol while in the club - simply put this means that you as a member of a club may not be able to invite a guest to another club (if the guest is not a member of any club) if the club you are visiting does not have the condition on their licence.
- Your club must be a financial member of Clubs New Zealand
- Check with the club beforehand about dress code, special rules or ticket-only events.
- If you pay frequent visits to another club, you may be required to join it
- Those RSAs that are not members of Clubs New Zealand may not extend reciprocal visiting rights.
- Failure to observe the rules and by-laws of the club you are visiting may result in non-admission or removal from the premises. In extreme cases, the withdrawal of visiting rights for either you or your entire club may result.
- Be aware that individual clubs have the right to control entry to their club, and despite reciprocal rights being in place, you may be denied entry to the club.
- Legal entry requirements in Australia may be different to New Zealand so check before visiting an overseas club.
Find the club nearest you
To find the Club Nearest you please visit our find a club directory.
Alternatively you can download the Clubs New Zealand App available on iPhone and Android so that you can always find the club nearest you, no matter where you are in the country.