Starting a Club

If you can't find a club that grabs your fancy, why not start your own? Find out more by emailing with any questions you may have, or by viewing the Club Registration Form itself, which outlines the registration requirements in detail.

Clubs who successfully register with the Guild are able to access a bunch of great entitlements; including grants, venue hire, BBQ use, sponsorship, promotional support, poster access, a stall at major Guild events (such as O-Day), and much more! For the full list of perks, check out Resources for Clubs.

Registration Periods

Club registrations are open across two designated "registration periods" each semester, as follows:

Semester One Intake Period: 28th November 2016 - 24th March 2017

Semester Two Intake Period: 26th June 2017 - 25th August 2017

If you miss the cut-off for a particular registration period, you will need to wait until the next registration period to re-apply.

Conditions of Affiliation

Clubs and societies must be run by students, for students.

In order to affiliate with the Curtin Student Guild, a club must also be able to meet the following minimum conditions:

  • Its aims and objectives must not conflict with those of Curtin Student Guild.
  • It must be beneficial to students, and must not be detrimental to students in any way.
  • It must be inclusive, with membership open to all Curtin students.
  • It should not duplicate the activities/objectives of any existing club or Guild equity department.
  • New clubs (registered with the Guild for twelve months or less) must have a minimum of 10 ordinary members to register. Ordinary members must be current Curtin students.
  • Re-registering clubs (registered with the Guild for more than twelve months) must have a minimum of 30 ordinary members to register. Ordinary members must be current Curtin students.
  • All of the club's office bearers must be Full Guild members and current Curtin students.
  • The club must establish a bank account and email account in the club's name prior to registering.
  • The club must comply with club operational and administrative requirements, in accordance with Curtin Student Guild Rules, Regulations and Policy.
  • The club must govern itself in accordance with the Guild's Default Clubs Constitution, or otherwise must submit their own custom constitution for consideration. Custom constitutions must, at a minimum, comply with and/or address the following areas of the Default Club Constitution:

    - Name of Student Society
    - Objectives of Student Society
    - Power of Student Society
    - Membership of Student Society
    - General Meetings of Student Society (including Special/Extraordinary General Meetings)
    - Committee of Student Society
    - Officers of Student Society
    - Finances and Records of Student Society
    - Manner in which surplus property of society must be dealt with if club is dissolved or de-registered.
    - Such additional requirements as the Guild Council may determine from time to time.

All club approvals and rejections are ultimately subject to the discretion of the Guild Executive Council. Club applications are reviewed by the Guild Executive Council at their weekly meetings, and prospective clubs are contacted by the Clubs Officer via email with the result of their application within three weeks.