Address:
578 Royal Esplanade, Manly, Q 4179

Phone:
+61 7 3396 8666

Email:
reception@rqys.com.au

House Rules and Policy

Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron House Rules and Policy

PRIMARY PURPOSE

The provision of facilities and services to Squadron members and the achievement of the Squadron’s objectives.

SALE OF LIQUOR

(i) RQ Bar – The sale of liquor is only authorized for consumption on or at the Clubhouse by a member of the Squadron and authorized visitors.
(ii) Functions – The sale of liquor is only authorized for consumption on or at the Clubhouse by a member of the Squadron, authorized visitors and invited guests to the function only.
(iii) Takeaway – The sale of liquor is only authorized to Squadron members and competitors and officials in a visiting sporting team for removal and consumption away from the Clubhouse.
(iv) Barbecue Area – The barbecue area is subject to the licensed conditions of the Squadron and the consumption of bring-your-own or takeaway liquor is not permitted.

LICENSED PREMISES

The clubhouse consisting of ground floor, first floor and an outdoor area containing outdoor activities and entertainment area, covered facilities and barbecue area.

TRADING HOURS

The club can trade within the Licensed Hours:
Monday to Friday – 10 am to 12 midnight
Saturday and Sunday – 8 am to 12 midnight
(excluding Christmas Day, New Years Eve, Good Friday and Anzac Day, the trading hours of which are prescribed in the Liquor Act 1992)

While closing times are dependent on patronage normal operating hours are:

RQ Bar

Monday and Tuesday 4.00 pm to close
Wednesday 11.00 am to close
Thursday 11.00 am to close
Friday 11.00 am to close
Saturday 10.00 am to close
Sunday 10.00 am to close
Christmas Day Closed
Good Friday Closed
Anzac Day No liquor sold prior to 1.00 pm
New Years Eve May remain open to 2.00 am

Takeaway Liquor

All items available in the RQ Bar are available for purchase as Takeaway within the Licensed Hours of the Squadron.
Monday to Friday 10 am to 12 midnight
Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 12 midnight
(excluding Christmas Day and Good Friday)

Takeaway sales, within Licensed Hours, and outside the RQ Bar Opening Times can be purchased through the Administration Office.

The paved area near the Boardwalk Cafe’ entrance is available for short term vehicle parking for the collection of takeaway purchases by members.

Any takeaway liquor shall not be consumed on the licensed premises.

Boardwalk Café                                      
Bistro style menu plus snack foods, soft drinks, confectionery and ice-creams.

Opening and Closing Times for the Boardwalk Cafe’:

Monday and Tuesday closed except Public Holidays and Sailing Regattas
Wednesday to Sunday Lunch 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm
Dinner from 5.30 pm remaining open depending on requirement for viable meal service.
Coffee and cake, some snack foods, soft drinks, confectionery and ice-creams available during RQ Bar Opening Hours.

Squadron Harbour View Restaurant

Restaurant style dining, providing reserved seating, an exciting and changing menu of fine meals with daily Chef specials highlighting seasonal foods, and most importantly, full food and beverage table service with an allocated wait person.

Opening and Closing Times for the Squadron Harbour View Restaurant:

Monday and Tuesday closed except Public Holidays and Sailing Regattas
Wednesday to Sunday Lunch 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm
Dinner from 5.30 pm remaining open depending on requirement for viable meal service.

PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP

(i) To ensure compliance with Liquor Legislation, members, when on the licensed premises, shall have in their possession their current membership card or tag.
(ii) Membership card or tag shall be produced on request by Squadron employees.
(iii) Random membership checks may be carried out on occasion.
(iv) Production of Membership Cards and random checks are not a reflection on the status of individual members but to ensure compliance with Liquor Legislation and the Squadron Rules and Regulations.

VISITORS

Other than members, the following persons may visit the club and licensed premises
(i) A guest of a member – Must remain in the company of the member and be recorded in the Visitors Register (both visitor and member to sign).
(ii) Member of another club with formal reciprocal rights – The only registered reciprocal club for Liquor Licensing purposes to the RQYS is the Queensland Rugby Union Club. Name and club must be recorded in the Visitors Register.
(iii) People who live at least 15 km journey from the club (i.e. 15km by road by the shortest possible route) – Name and address must be recorded in the Visitors Register
(iv) Visiting sporting teams and genuine officials attending the Squadron – Do not need to sign Visitors Register provided evidence of team lists, game schedules, etc. are available from the Sailing Administration Office.
(v) Visitors who pay to play the Squadron’s sport – Do not need to sign Visitors Register provided evidence of payment to compete is available.
(vi) People attending a function conducted by the club that is not the business of the club – Name and event to be recorded in the Visitors Register.
(vii) People attending a function held by a private person, company or as wedding guests – Do not need to sign the Visitors Register. Guests to remain within the function area at all times. If they leave the area they must meet other visitor categories.

CONDUCT ON LICENSED PREMISES

(i) Members or visitors shall not bring liquor of any kind onto the licensed premises.
(ii) Glasses and other Squadron property shall not be removed from the licensed premises.
(iii) Swearing, loud and abusive language or excessive noise shall not be permitted in the licensed premises.
(iv) Scooters, rollerblades, skateboards or similar items are not to be ridden or parked in the Squadron grounds, including licensed area, boat and car parks.
(v) Motorcycles and bicycles are not to be ridden or parked in the licensed premises. Bicycles must be parked in cycle racks and motorcycles in the car park.
(vi) Pets shall not be brought onto the licensed premises at any time.
(vii) Glasses and breakable items shall not be taken into the playground area.

SMOKING

(i) Smoking is not permitted in the RQ Bar at any time.
(ii) Smoking is not permitted within two metres of the food and serving counter of the Boardwalk Café.  ***needs The Squadron Harbour View Restaurant added??
(iii) Smoking is not permitted in the covered area (marquee) of the Boardwalk Café whilst meals are available.

DRESS GUIDELINES

(i) Except as may be determined by the House and Entertainment Committee for special events the minimum dress within the licensed premises shall be:-
* Shirts or T-shirts or blouse or dress
* Shorts, slacks or skirts
* Footwear
(ii) Persons wearing dirty or wet footwear or clothing, no footwear or bathing attire shall not be permitted to remain within the licensed premises.
(iii) Persons wearing hats (unless for medical reasons) shall not be permitted to remain within the RQ Bar.
(iv)The wearing of any article of clothing bearing profane, suggestive or improper words or designs shall not be permitted on the Squadron premises.

JUVENILES

(i) Parent and guardians at all times shall be responsible for the behaviour of their children on Squadron premises, including the boat and car parks. Parents and guardians of children whose behaviour is socially unacceptable shall be requested to remove them from Squadron premises.
(ii) Persons under the age of eighteen shall not be permitted to be served or receive alcohol.
(iii) Persons under the age of eighteen shall not be permitted to purchase or be supplied tobacco from the cigarette vending machine.
(iv) Persons under the age of eighteen shall not be permitted to remain within the RQ Bar unless under the direct supervision of a person over the age of eighteen years.
(v) Children using club playground equipment shall at all times be under the supervision of their parent or guardian.

UNDERAGE DRINKING

(i) Liquor may not be sold or supplied to, or permitted to be consumed by a minor on licensed premises or at a place adjacent to licensed premises.
(ii) Persons may be asked for an acceptable proof of age card prior to service. The following photographic ID represent the only acceptable proof of age:
(1) A proof of age card issued by relevant authorities in each state or territory. The proof of age card issued in Queensland is Card 18+.
(2) A driver’s license
(3) An Australian or foreign passport
(iii) It is a requirement under the Liquor Act to confiscate fake or fraudulent ID and for this document to be forwarded to the Liquor Licensing Division.

RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL – REFUSAL OF SERVICE

(i) The Licensee and staff must refuse service to patrons who are intoxicated.
(ii) The Liquor Act defines undue intoxication as:
“a state of being in which a person’s mental and physical faculties are impaired because of consumption of liquor so as to diminish the person’s ability to think and act in a way in which an ordinary prudent person in full possession of his or her faculties, and using reasonable care, would act in like circumstances.”
(iii) There are several behavioural signs which, in combination, may indicate that a person has had too much to drink.
These signs include:
* mood changes
* slurring or mistakes in speech
* raised speaking voice
* clumsiness, fumbling with change
* loss of balance or co-ordination, swaying or staggering
* confusion, lack of ability to hear or respond
(iv) The Squadron’s Licensee and staff do not commit an offence if an intoxicated person is on their premise, although the intoxicated person does. The Squadron’s Licensee and staff do commit an offence if they sell or supply liquor to unduly intoxicated or disorderly patrons.
(v) The Squadron and its Licensee must:
* behave responsibly in the service, supply and promotion of alcohol                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     * must not engage in a practice or promotion that may encourage rapid or excessive consumption of liquor
* must engage in practices and promotions that encourage the responsible consumption of liquor
* must provide and maintain a safe environment in and around the licensed premises.

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

(i) All members and visitors are requested to maintain an appropriate code of behaviour and consider the needs of other patrons whilst at the Squadron.
(ii) Conduct within the licensed premises and the provisions of the Liquor Act are the responsibility of the Licensee and the Duty Manager at any given time and the cooperation with the directions provided by the employees, is required at all times.
(iii) Service can essentially be refused to patrons for the following reasons
* Safety of the patron
* Safety of others
* Provisions of the Liquor Act
* Civil liability
(iv) The enforcement of the Liquor Act and the Squadron’s House – Rules and Policy is the responsibility of the Squadron’s Licensee, Management and employees. Reports in regard to breaches of the House – Rules and Policy and/or misconduct of members may be referred to House and Entertainment and/or General Committee by management.
(v) Complaints and reports associated with House operations may be referred to Duty Management, General Manager, House and Entertainment Committee and/or General Committee for consideration.

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