Conditions of Behaviour

MPBC aims to provide an enjoyable, comfortable, safe and rewarding environment for all people associated with the club.


Members, visitors and guests of the Club have a right to:

  • be treated with fairness and respect

  • participate in an environment free from all forms of harassment and discrimination

  • Have their privacy and confidentiality protected.

It is expected that members and visitors of the Club will at all times:

  • Be friendly, courteous and respectful towards other members, visitors and staff

  • Respect teammates, opponents, officials and the rules of the game

  • Refrain from behaviour that would bring the game or the Club into disrepute

  • Refrain from the use or consumption of illicit drugs on the Club’s property

  • Refrain from behaviour that could offend or embarrass others

    • Abusive language is not tolerated

    • Harassment and discrimination is not tolerated

  • Behave in non-violent and non-abusive ways

  • Respect the positions of office bearers, committee members and employees of the Club. No abuse, threats or intimidation will be acceptable.

  • Treat the property and facilities of the Club with respect

    • No smoking on the greens

    • No drinking or glassware on the greens

    • Do not sit or stand on the edges of the greens

    • Appropriate footwear only on the greens (flat shoes or bare feet)

    • Causing willful damage to the Club or the Club’s property will not be tolerated

    • The greens are not play grounds, they are to be utilised for the purposes of bowls as they are intended

    • Children must be supervised at all times and must comply with all expected behaviours

  • Not use social media or online forums for what is deemed to be detrimental or defamatory to the Club, its members or the sport of lawn bowls.

Members, visitors and guests will consume alcohol responsibly and will accept any staff or licensee decision to discontinue the serving of alcohol without complaint.

The staff and the Board at Middle Park Bowling club have the authority to enforce any of the above conditions. Failure to comply and co-operate could result in removal from the premises, or termination of membership (see the MPBC code of conduct for more details).