About

Club administrative information as well as its mission, values and constitution

History

Balmoral Beach Club is situated on the edge of Edwards Beach, the northernmost of the two beaches which make up Balmoral on Sydney Harbour. Established in 1914, the Club has links with the Artists’ Camps, romantic establishments which were a feature of Balmoral in the late 19th century. The present Beach Club is built on the site of one of these camps, the Euroka. Continue reading…

Balmoral Beach Club Mission, Values and Constitution

Balmoral Beach Club Vision Statement

Through sporting and associated activities the BBC strives to inspire vitality and cultivate friendships.

Balmoral Beach Club values

The values of the Balmoral Beach Club are:

  • Heritage – we value and respect our heritage and culture ,which gives us perspective for the future.
  • Friendship – We are welcoming, inclusive and egalitarian, and the club is a great source of camaraderie for members.
  • Vitality – We embrace diverse activities, participation and the commitment of members and their families to create the spirit of the club.
  • Pride in Place – Our unique location is an inspiration to our members.
  • Community Engaged – We are engaged with and contribute to our local community.

Click to view the Balmoral Beach Club Constitution

Club Patron & Office Holders

The Committee of Management are voluntary positions and consists of four Executive Officers, namely, the President, Club Captain, Secretary and Treasurer and not more than five Ordinary Committee Members.

Continue reading for information on the Current Club Patron and Office holders.

Facilities

Outside areas

There are two open areas with barbecues and sturdy tables and seats. The upstairs area has one barbecue and is partially roofed for shade in summer. The downstairs area has two barbecues. There is a kitchen for the use of members which has a large fridge and a hot water urn for tea and coffee. This area is also partially covered with a pergola.

Club Room and BBQ areas

These areas are not available for group bookings. They must be freely available to Members and their guests at all times. Members are permitted to bring 4 guests to these areas.

Visitors’ fees (see Membership & Fees) are charged per adult and for each child under the age of 18 years. Visitors’ fees will be added to your annual subscriptions.

Top Room

The Top Room is the only area available for exclusive use bookings. It can comfortably provide dining for approximately 60 people. Guests at a function may only use the Top Room and may not use the rest of the club.

No bands, mobydiscs, disc jockeys, amplified music and the like are allowed. Music can be provided to the Top Room by the in-house audio system. Small orchestras may be permitted provided that maximum noise levels do not exceed those permitted by Mosman Council.

Bookings will not be accepted for:

  • Children’s parties, school functions/parties;
  • Business functions/training sessions; and
  • Regular functions such as Rotary, Lions etc.

Bookings in the first instance must be made through the Club Caterer.

Members will be required to meet the “Confirmation of Function Bookings” conditions.

Saturday & Sunday breakfast and brunch

No reservation is required for either Saturday or Sunday breakfast in the Top Room.

Members may invite up to 4 guests to Breakfast or Brunch.

Brunch is held on the first Sunday of each month. Bookings are essential through the Caterer.

Dress rules apply, casual dress (trousers/shorts/skirt and shirt) and shoes, no swimming costumes or bare feet allowed. Please take particular care to ensure feet are sand free.

Membership & Fees

Membership

Membership of the Club is at an individual level. This means that your husband, wife, partner or children (over 6 years) who are not in their own rights a member will be considered your guests and visitors rules will apply to them.

Club membership numbers are set by the Club Committee of Management. The limit is currently set at 2300.

 

Membership Fees

Fees inc.GST (at April 2021)
Entrance fee for ordinary members $1,715
Entrance fee for young adult $190
Entrance fee for children $155

Annual Subscriptions inc.GST (May to April)
Seniors $380
Student / Young Adult (18-22) $190
Junior (6-18) $155
Absentee (Senior) $120
Absentee (Young Adult) (18-22) $65
Absentee (Junior) $35

Visitors Fees  
Adults $3.50
Children $3.50

Locker Fees  
Annual $35

Note:

  • Student Member / Young Adult Member: Junior members on turning 18 years will automatically become Young Adult Members. Young Adult Membership ceases on reaching 22 years of age. Young Adult Membership can be extended on application for those Young Adults undertaking their first qualification.
  • Absentee Membership: Absentee Membership is available to members that need to be absent from Sydney for an unbroken period of at least 12 months. A member can only be on the absentee list for 5 years. While you are an absentee member you will not be eligible to vote at a General Meeting of the Club. To become an absentee member you must apply in writing to the secretary. This request is reviewed by the Committee of Management. Once your request has been approved you can become an absentee member. Absentee members are not entitled to use the club. If you do return temporarily you will need to apply to the club for special consideration and will not be able to use the club unless this has been approved.When you return you will need to notify the Club that you have returned. The committee will review your request to be removed from the absentee list and if approved you will then be required to pay the full membership fee for the current year.

How to Join Balmoral Beach Club

To join the Club you must be nominated and seconded by two current financial Members who themselves have been Members for a period not less than three (3) years. Membership is individual. There is no Family Membership. The categories of Membership available are:

  • Senior Members who shall be entitled to all privileges connected with the Club
  • Junior Members are aged 6 to 17 years

There are special categories once you have obtained your membership and these include.

  • Student Member / Young Adult Member
  • Absentee Membership.

For more information see Membership & Fees

Nomination Applications

Applications are available by the Proposer only from the Club’s Admin Assistant. Call the club on Tuesdays or email email me for a form. A member can sponsor a maximum of 10 people to join the club in any one year.

Note: Applications will not be sent direct to an applicant.

A separate form must be completed for each applicant. The form is to be submitted to the Club’s Administration.

Intakes of new applicants normally occur once a year in the August/September timeframe. The size of the intake will depend on the current membership numbers.

Applications for membership of an existing member’s immediate family (spouse/partner/minor child or grandchild) are reviewed each month and offered membership immediately depending on club membership limits.

After receiving an offer of a membership to the club, new members must pay the joining fee, plus a subscription. If a new member is admitted in the first half of the Club’s financial year, a whole years subscription is due. If the member is admitted in the second half of the club financial year 50% of the annual subscription is due.

New Member Induction & Orientation

Prior to acceptance of Membership, applicants and their proposers must attend a Club orientation meeting at which the Club’s aims, values, rules and activities will be explained.

Lockers

To apply for a locker you need to send an email to admin@balmoralbeachclub.com.au with details of your membership number and requesting a locker. If there is no locker currently available you will be put onto a waiting list until one becomes available. There is an annual fee for a locker, look here under Membership Fees.

Absentee member cannot retain lockers as they are generally in high demand.

Club Rules

Members using the Club’s facilities are reminded that they must:

  • Ensure that the Club’s total non-smoking rule is observed at all times.
  • Abide by the visitor rules of the Club
  • Accept responsibility for the behaviour of their children and guests and for the cost of repairing any damage to the Club’s premises, which may occur as a consequence of their use of these facilities.
  • Not use the facilities for children’s parties, school parties or organised functions of any type except with the prior permission of the Club.
  • Minimise all noise and ensure that the premises are vacated in a manner that does not disturb the Club’s neighbours.
  • Not prop open any gate or door.
  • When leaving the Club Room close and lock the doors. Should other Members be in attendance ask them to close when they leave.
  • Ensure that the BBQ area is left clean and tidy and that the BBQ is clean after use and turned off. Place your rubbish and bottles in the appropriate waste bins provided.
  • Not use or permit skateboards or razor scooters to be used within the Club’s premises. Bicycles, kayaks and other such equipment may not be left in the club unless prior approval is obtained
  • Animals are not permitted anywhere on the Club premises.

Children at the Club

  • Ensure that children under the age of 16 are kept under direct supervision of a parent or guardian at all times while on the Club premises and do not enter the change rooms unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. This is a child protection provision.
  • Children aged 6 years or older must not use opposite sex change rooms. There are large unisex toilets outside the top club room. As a courtesy to the people in the change room could you please ask before taking a child under the age of 6 years of the opposite sex into the change room and if anybody there prefers that you do not take them in wait till that person has left the change room.

Infringement of any of these rules by any Member may result in a request from the Board to show cause as to why they should remain a Member.

Other Information

Visitors’ fees are charged per adult and for each child under the age of 18 years. For further information on fees see the ‘Membership & Fees’. Visitors’ fees will be added to your annual subscriptions.

In the interest of our finances and environmental issues, showers should be restricted to a reasonable length. Do not waste water.

Access to the Club is through an individually allocated PIN. You must not to share your PIN with others, except with junior members who are your children, if they do not have a separate PIN. Members can also request a keyring fob or wrist band fob. For more information see pin-access

Archives

The Club has extensive archive material from when the Club was established in 1914 to today. Members are encouraged to provide information to the Club for inclusion in the archives. Please contact archives@balmoralbeachclub.com.au if you have any information or material for the archives.

For more information on the club archive policies see the BBC Archives Policies November 2009

Other Information

Club support for external events:

The Club will look at each proposal on its merits. The member who wants to organise a team from the Club must apply to the Board for this support. Support will be given only on the understanding that the Club will not be providing any insurance coverage unless the Board specifically states otherwise.

Use of the Club logo requires prior Board approval and must conform to established guidelines. The logo can not be used in association with commercial advertising and a sample of how it will be used needs to be supplied to the Board for approval.

BBC Guidelines for the use of the Balmoral Beach Club Logo – click here.

Reciprocal Clubs

The Club does have a policy of having reciprocal clubs, The current Club that we have a reciprocal arrangement is The Olympic Club of San Francisco.

The Olympic Club is the oldest athletic club of the United States. Its rich heritage of sporting achievements and proud history have made the Olympic Club a time honoured San Francisco tradition and one of the finest athletic clubs in the country. For information on their facilities visit their website at www.olyclub.com.

Members wishing to avail themselves of these facilities, whilst visiting the USA, are required to obtain a letter of introduction. This can be obtained on application to the Honorary Secretary.

Any suggestions for reciprocal clubs should be referred to the Board so they can be considered within the agreed guidelines. If approved it will be taken up by the board with the relevant Club.

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