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Club Compliance & Licensing

Club Licensing

Club Funding Model & Licence Agreements

Racing Queensland (RQ) is pleased to advise on the 25th of July 2018, RQ Board resolved to endorse a new Club funding model, with effect from 1 October 2018.

Following a comprehensive review of club financial and operational activities, the funding model was developed subsequent to consultation with each Industry Advisory Panel.

The new funding model aims to recognise and support expenses related to the core business of clubs, deliver improved product and track quality, and drive change to improve the financial sustainability of clubs within the racing industry.

RQ is currently finalising new Club Licence Agreements (Agreements) which will detail individual club funding allocations and associated performance requirements, effective from 1 October 2018. As we work through the individual Agreements incorporating specific details of the funding model, where necessary RQ recognises that discussions with some clubs may be required.

To allow for these Agreements to be finalised, RQ advises that all current club licences due to expire 31 July 2018 have been extended to 30 September 2018.

RQ will issue Club Licence Agreements to all clubs that have completed their online licence application in full. Clubs which have not completed an application are not eligible for funding or any race meetings from 1 October 2018 as they remain unlicensed. 

RQ appreciates the efforts undertaken by all clubs to inform and support the development of the new funding model.

Should you have any questions in relation to Club Licensing, please contact RQ Club Licensing Officer, Lisa Maher on 07 3869 9424 or alternatively clublicensing@racingqueensland.com.au

Club Commercial Compliance

Over the term of a Club licence, Clubs must provide a range of compliance documentation to remain eligible for a license.

For the financial year (FY) 2018/2019 Commercial Compliance, changes have been made to this year’s annual compliance requirements. These changes aim to improve the quality of financial reporting and subsequently better inform and enable future industry initiatives.

As per previous years, this year’s compliance is also made up of 3 compliance rounds:

  • Round 1: 15th July extended to 15th August (FY18/19 only);
  • Round 2: 30th September; and
  • Round 3: 31st January.

Having regard for the Club License renewal extension, now due 31 July 2018, RQ will also be extending Round 1 Commercial Compliance to 15th August 2018. This has been extended to assist clubs in meeting both their licensing and compliance obligations during this busy period.

From 1st July 2018, clubs will be allocated a tier dependent on the quantity of race meetings held by each club. The new tier structure is set out as follows:

Club Tiers
Criteria Tier
21 & More Meets 1
9-20 Meets 2
4-8 Meets 3
1-3 Meets 4

Depending on the tier a club falls in, there is a number of compulsory and non-compulsory (optional) requirements. These requirements for each round of compliance are outlined in the Club Commercial Compliance Checklist.

Should you have any questions in relation to Club Compliance reporting, please contact Kathy Woodward on (07) 3869 9490 or alternatively email clubcompliance@racingqueensland.com.au