Code of Conduct


1.0      Introduction

The Bluewater Community Centre Association Code of Conduct applies to all Members of the Bluewater Community Association regardless of membership type or Committee Membership.

Volunteers at the Community Centre events are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct regardless of their membership status.  Where ever this code refers to ‘Members’, Volunteers are also included unless specifically noted otherwise.

The Management Committee may amend this Code of Conduct at any time.

2.0      Ethical Principles and Core Values

The Bluewater Community Association is a family friendly organisation dedicated to fostering a harmonious and integrated community spirit by providing social opportunities and support to the wider Bluewater community as required.

2.1                 Harassment

Members should treat all fellow Members with dignity and respect at all times.  Any type of victimisation, or harassment; including physical, sexual, verbal or other, is prohibited and can result in disciplinary action up to, and including, termination.

Victimisation and harassment can include actions, language, written words or objects that create an intimidating or hostile environment, such as:

  • Yelling at or humiliating someone
  • Physical violence or intimidation
  • Unwanted sexual advances, invitations or comments
  • Visual displays such as derogatory or sexually-oriented pictures or gestures
  • Spreading malicious rumor or gossip
  • Withholding necessary information or purposefully giving the wrong information
  • Intimidating someone
  • Physical conduct including assault or unwanted touching
  • Threats or demands to submit to sexual requests to avoid negative consequences

2.2                 Reporting/Speaking Up

The Bluewater Community Association encourages all members to ask questions and raise issues without fear of retaliation and is committed to treating reports seriously and investigating them thoroughly.

Members must report suspected unethical, illegal or suspicious behavior immediately. The Bluewater Community Association does not tolerate retaliation against anyone who makes a good faith report of suspected misconduct.

To report a concern:

2.3                 Privacy

The Bluewater Community Association complies with the requirements of the Privacy Act 1988.

Members are required to report any breaches of privacy, including the loss, theft of or unauthorised access to personal information, to the management committee.

3.0      Queensland Legislation

Members agree to abide by all relevant Queensland legislation and the food and alcohol licensing conditions imposed on the Bluewater Community Centre while on premises.   This includes, but may not be limited to:

  • Smoking in the designated smoking area or more than 5m from the nearest entrance
  • Not bringing alcohol to an event where the Community Centre bar is open
  • Not taking food or alcohol purchased from the Community Centre off the premises

4.0      Breaches of the Code of Conduct

The Bluewater Community Association will treat all breaches of this code in accordance with the severity of the breach. 

  • Member will be asked to comply with the Code of Conduct
  • Member will be asked to leave the premises
  • The Management Committee may terminate the Members membership in accordance with the Constitution

5.0      Code of Conduct Acknowledgement

By joining or renewing your membership with the Bluewater Community Association; or by volunteering at the Community Centre events, you acknowledge that:

  • You have read the entire code of conduct and understand your responsibilities related to it
  • You have had the opportunity to ask questions to clarify any unclear aspects of the code
  • You agree to abide by its principles
  • You agree to report to the Bluewater Community Association any violations of the code
  • You agree to cooperate in any investigations of violations of the code