Club Assist

Bowls Victoria’s Member Resource Hub

Resources for sustainable club management.

Operating a sports club today is very different from what is what 20 years ago. There is more expectations and responsibilites on club managers and volunteers to be across all areas of running a small business.

It’s important to ensure that anyone responsible for an area at your club has the applicable skills and knowledge. Club Assist aims to provide key information across business administration, laws and legislation, insurance, marketing, hospitality, finance and membership management.

Bowls Victoria is committed to helping Victorian clubs grow and prosper, which is why we have developed this Member area full of essential support services to assist your club and your volunteers.

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Information related to club constitutions, business planning and club forms.

Update your Club or Region contact details

Forms for Clubs and Regions to keep us up-to-date with your current administrator’s contact details to ensure you don’t miss out on important communications.

Forms and guidance for players who wish to change clubs, represent more than one club in Pennant, or compete interstate.

Club Management

General Club Management

Information surrounding common management issues clubs encounter.

Facility Management

Assistance in building new, refurbishing or extending existing club facilities and more.

Volunteer Management

Information to help recruit, retain and reward your club’s volunteers.

Click here for volunteer resources

Event Management

Running a club event? These resources may assist you.

Marketing your Club and Events

Resources to assist your team to positively advertise your club, plus run and market your events:

Health & Safety

Resources to assist your club’s responsibility surrounding member and visitor health and safety.

Food & Beverage Management

State Government standards regarding the serving of food and beverages.

Click here for resources

Disciplinary Management

Best-practice documentation surrounding club member behavioural issues.

Helpful documents to assist in facility, volunteer, events, marketing, health and safety, food safety, and disciplinary management.

Opportunities for your club to secure extra operational funding.

To support Regions in the upcoming Regional structure changes by June 2021, please refer to the following Bowls Victoria assistance pack.

Information about how to become a coach, umpire or greens inspector, plus how to renew your accreditations.

State Governance

Bowls Victoria Governance

Information covering the Board and governance framework of Bowls Victoria.

Victorian State Government Standards

Stay up-to-date with State Government standards surrounding Victorian Sport.

Information covering the Board and governance framework of Bowls Victoria and Victorian State Government standards.

BV has a range of exciting programs designed to increase club engagement and membership numbers.

Bowls Industry Contacts, Suppliers & External Resources

Personnel Contacts:

Club Suppliers

Supplier contacts and information for Victorian bowls clubs:

External Club Resources

External websites that offer clubs access to resources, support guides and training:

Victorian bowls industry personnel and supplier contacts, plus resources.


Please refer to the link below to find the Bowls Victoria General Club Assistance document which outlines Frequently Asked Questions including:

  • Eligibility to Play Bowls
  • Suspension
  • Clearances & Permits
  • Conditions of Play
  • Attire

General club assistance document and answers to frequently asked questions.