National Club Census
The 2015 national study of the Australian club industry has revealed that clubs make a socio-economic contribution of almost $10 billion every year.
Club Census: Fast Facts
Clubs are popular with the people of Australia
- There are 6,413 clubs located across Australia in metropolitan, regional and rural communities.
- There are 13.2 million club memberships held across Australia.
Clubs create economic prosperity
- In 2011, the industry generated combined revenues of $12.2 billion.
- The total economic contribution (value added) of Australian clubs is valued at $8.3 billion.
Clubs enhance local communities
- Each year, clubs mobilise more than 183,000 community volunteers.
Australian clubs provide an
estimated $5 billion in social contributions; and build and maintain sporting facilities such as bowling greens, golf courses and tennis courts.
Clubs pay their fair share of tax
- Australian clubs paid $2.6 billion in taxes to local, state and federal revenue authorities.
- Gaming machine tax represents the largest single form of taxation levied on the Australian club industry excluding GST.
Clubs employ thousands of Australians
- 172,000 jobs are supported by the club industry.
- Clubs spend close to $26 million on formal training and development.