August 16, 2022

Industry Info

golf NSW industry info
Industry Info

Golf NSW is the peak representative body for the sport in New South Wales.
Our role is to encourage participation, fellowship, fair play, and the well-being of our member clubs and districts.

Golf NSW manages fields as diverse as the Rules of Golf, Amateur Status, course ratings, handicapping, high performance, development, participation, competitions including inter-club, district, interstate tournaments, Men’s, Women’s State Amateur and Open Championships.

Golf NSW also offers guidance to affiliated golf clubs and District Associations on various legal, financial, industrial, political and administrative issues as required to ensure that the wellbeing of the sport is maintained.

Partner Organisations


ClubsNSW represents more than 1200 member clubs and makes an important contribution to state and national policy direction, including the development of industry-specific legislation relating to alcohol, gambling, taxation, and industrial relations. ClubsNSW executes media and PR communications, tailored training solutions, financial services, events, and responsible gambling services.

The Association’s purpose is to lead a sustainable industry that makes a growing contribution to the NSW community, it seeks to strengthen conditions for those working within the industry, and to support the local communities they serve.

For more information click on ClubsNSW Please Click Here

Sport NSW

The NSW Sport Federation (now trading as Sport NSW) is the peak industry body for sport in New South Wales. They are an independent not-for-profit organisation, representing NSW sporting organisations as The Voice of Sport.

The Federation was established in 1991 by New South Wales state sporting organisations to be the united and collective voice of sport, to raise and respond to issues that impact on all levels of sport and to foster the future development of sport in New South Wales. For more information on the service Sport NSW provides Please Click Here

NSW Rural Assistance Authority:

Provides assistance to rural producers and small business in regional NSW through programs that encourage self-reliance and adaptation to change. Grants may be available for clean of flood damage Click HERE

NSW Sport & Recreation:

Various grants are available for increasing player participation, international sporting events, sport and athlete development, sport and recreation facility, sports development, etc. Click HERE


Support Links

Australian Government Grants:

Community grants are given to help various organizations that support their local community through volunteer work or by providing services, which can help improve the status and the lives of the people living within a specified area Click HERE

Grants List:

A sample excel spreadsheet of grants from various industries Click HERE

Working with Children Check

A Working With Children Check (WWCC) is a requirement for people who work or volunteer in child-related work. It involves a national criminal history check and a review of findings of workplace misconduct. For more information or to apply for a WWCC Click HERE

NSW Sports Federation

Play by the Rules Free Online Training

Child Protection
Harassment & Discrimination
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Our Community

The Australian Institute of Community Practice and Governance (AICPG) is the training arm of Our Community. It provides accredited training, half-day workshops and conferences designed specifically for the staff, volunteers, board/committee members, and supporters of Australian community organisations.Click for more

Australian Sports Commission

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) provides numerous resources, grants and webinars to support individuals to better administer their sport. For more information go to the ASC website at > Supporting Sport

Australian Sports Commission Grants are available for national bodies and programs, as well as for individuals and clubs. Click HERE

Governance Institute of Australia

Numerous short courses to equip organisations with risk management and governance issues. Courses include short courses, Certificates and Graduate Diploma.

Resources for Boards, Officers, and Directors

Clubs NSW Clubsafe resources
Golf Australia Insurance
Golf Club Commitee Roles
Golf NSW Club Support Service
Golf Australia National Club Support
Australian Golf Industry Council(AGIC) resources

NSW Golf Foundation:

A sub-committee of Golf NSW. The committee meets four times a year to review applications for funding from clubs and individuals who may be facing hardship or difficulties of some kind. For more information Click HERE

Clubs NSW Club Directors Institute

Access to all the training, development, tools and templates that you and your club need to meet your compliance and governance obligations, and improve operations and financial viability.  Click HERE

Australian Institute of Company Directors

The Australian Institute of Company Directors offers numerous courses dealing with the Board and Governance issues. Courses include:

  • Company Directors Course
  • Board and the CEO
  • Capital Raising
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NSW Office of Communities Sport & Recreation Seminars

Training courses are available to keep up-to-date on issues related to the sport and recreation industry. Courses are held all around NSW. and include Child protection seminars, Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) Courses, Club health checks, Safer Sports training courses and Social Media. Please Click HERE

Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) Workshop
Writing Winning Grants
Resolving Conflict
Strategic Business Planning
Managing Volunteers
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Play by the Rules – Keeping sport safe, fair and inclusive


Sports NSW has adopted the new national standards for Volunteer involvement. To read all about the benefits to organisations and volunteers as well as downloading the available information pack, please Click HERE