The Melbourne Smashers is a social badminton club for the LGBTQI community and their families and friends in Melbourne.
Melbourne Smashers Badminton Club Incorporated is a non-profit community organisation incorporated under the terms of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012.
We would like to acknowledge the generous support of our two wonderful sponsors - Northside Clinic and Hampstead Dental.
A health body needs healthy teeth.... and what better place to make that happen than at Melbourne Smashers sponsors, Hampstead Dental. Situated in the inner west of Melbourne, Dr Adam and his team are focussed on providing excellent care at fair prices, for our community. Mention you are a Melbourne Smashers player or supporter when you book your appointment, for some great special offers. Please visit our website and Like us on Facebook
Northside Clinic is a independent and private general practice owned by GP’s in Melbourne.
At Northside Clinic we believe in the “healthy body, healthy mind” philosophy, and actively encourage regular exercise for the associated health benefits. While we proudly serve the LGBTIQ community for all of their health needs, we also have doctors and osteopaths who have a keen interest in sports medicine, for any of those badminton-related injuries.
Please call for an appointment and if you are not an existing patient, please mention that you are a member of the LGBTIQ community or play for the Melbourne Smashers for a prompt appointment.
The Melbourne Smashers take seriously our commitment to being a 'good citizen', both within the LGBTQI and wider Victorian community. To this end we have set in place policies and guidelines to ensure our club meets its obligations to our communities.
Privacy Guidelines We have voluntarily adopted a set of privacy guidelines. Although we are not required under State law to do so, we believe that our members and guests have an expectation that their data will be handled sensitively and appropriately. You can view our Privacy Guidelines here.
Child Safe Policies In line with Victorian legislation, we have adopted a set of Child Safe Policies for our club. These will help to ensure that any young players can be confident that the Melbourne Smashers is a safe environment in which to enjoy playing badminton. You can view our Child Safety Policy here.
Our Terms and Conditions of Play
By playing with the Smashers, either as a Guest or a Member, you are agreeing to the following: In consideration of the acceptance of my membership or participation in events with the Melbourne Smashers Badminton Club Inc.
I waive all claims that I may have against the Melbourne Smashers Badminton Club Inc Inc, its officers, directors, members, volunteers, employees, agents and sponsors, or its executors, administrators, heirs, successors or assigns (the organisers), and release them from all claims for death, injury or damage arising out of my participation in their club, their event and its related activities, together with any costs, including legal fees.
I agree to indemnify and keep indemnified the organisers against damage arising out of my participation in the events and its related activities.
I agree to comply with all the rules, regulations and instructions of the organisers.
In the event of injury or illness during participation, I consent to receive medical treatment, which may be deemed advisable by the organisers.
I acknowledge that I have sole responsibility for my personal possessions and equipment during the all events and activities.
I hereby permit the free use of my name and picture in any broadcasts, telecasts and the press including website as they pertain to the Melbourne Smashers Badminton Club Inc their events and activities.
I understand that my membership or entry entry fee is non-transferable and not refundable.
I agree to have my personal details recorded and used by the Melbourne Smashers Badminton Club Inc and related parties for further communications of future related events.
I understand that the Melbourne Smashers has a Child Safe Policy, details of which are available on the website at melbournesmashers.com.au. I acknowledge that I am aware of these policies and that I will comply with them.