AALARA is the peak national body representing the amusement, leisure and recreation industry of Australia.
“Very effective and educational members forum which energises the industry.”
Since 1994, the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation Association Inc (AALARA), has connected industry business owners, operators and professionals within the Australian Amusement, Leisure and Recreation industry. The Association educates and trains its members to achieve standards of excellence and professionalism in business ethics, operations and practices.
The association’s aim is also to promote and safeguard the interests of its members whilst being a relevant source of information on industry trends and statistics in the business of fun. AALARA, being the peak national body for the amusement, leisure and recreation industry in Australia provides a united Industry voice within government and community.
AALARA is the peak national body representing the amusement, leisure and recreation industry of Australia. AALARA has particular responsibilities in the areas of safety, operations and management within these industries.
AALARA was formed in 1994, and incorporated in 1995, following a decade of privately sponsored safety seminars to industry business operator’s risk management and business practices. Since that time AALARA has grown to provide a united industry voice and establish standards of excellence and professionalism within the Australian amusement, leisure and recreation industry.
AALARA is a Not-For-Profit member based association incorporated in New South Wales.
An elected voluntary board of industry leaders (Board of Directors), with an Executive Committee consisting of an elected President, President Elect, Vice President, and immediate Past President/Treasurer, manages AALARA’s activities.
An Executive Director of the Association handles the day-to-day management of the association. The current Board has strong representation from individuals who collectively represent hundreds of years of experience in the amusement leisure and recreation industries.
AALARA has also established a number of sub-committees to deal with operational areas such as education and training, conference organising and special projects.
The responsibilities of AALARA’s committees are determined by each three year strategic plan for the association.
AALARA is also represented in Australian Standards committees involved in the drafting and publication of guidance for the manufacture, installation and operation of amusement, leisure and recreation industry equipment.
The Australian Amusement Leisure And Recreation Association (“AALARA”) acknowledges the principle of providing amusement, leisure and recreation facilities and experiences for the public as being a matter of public trust. Professional management and the operation of entertainment facilities while observing the highest possible safety standards is of paramount importance to all sectors of the industry from the smallest independent operator to the largest manufacturer or provider of entertainment experiences. This must be the cornerstone of accountability in the Amusement, Leisure and Recreation industries in the 21st century.
All members of AALARA are therefore required to abide by the AALARA Code Of Ethics and Professional Conduct and to the general aims and objectives of AALARA.
AALARA’s Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct recognises that the objectives of the Amusement, Leisure and Recreation profession are to work to the highest standards of professionalism, to attain the highest levels of safety and performance and generally to meet and exceed the public interest requirement. Membership of AALARA is a privilege that carries with it the responsibility to maintain the highest standards of professional conduct. AALARA’s objectives require that four basic needs be met:
General Member Responsibilities (Member Principals)
Member Principals accept a positive duty to observe the highest standards in their business practice and will promote the benefits of good ethical practice in all their dealings; and will improve the general understanding of professional amusement and recreation industry ethics and practice. Member Principals undertake to observe this Code of Ethics, and any other article or amendment which shall be incorporated into it.
General Member Responsibilities (Member Employees)
Member employees should be asked to comply with this Code of Ethics and any additions required in the particular business as a condition of employment. Member principals understand that if they or an employee knowingly causes or permits an employee to act in a manner inconsistent with this Code that they are party to such action and shall then be deemed to be in breach of it.
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