Arrangement of Sections


   1.   Short title

   2.   Interpretation

   3.   Every club where intoxicating liquor is habitually sold, to be registered

   4.   Registration does not constitute club premises licensed premises, etc.

   5.   Application for registration

   6.   Mode of registration

   7.   Registration fees

   8.   Grounds for cancellation of registration

   9.   Permit for supply of intoxicating liquor for consumption off club premises

   10.   Sale or supply of intoxicating liquor by an unregistered club

   11.   Registers of members and guests

   12.   Power of entry of club premises

   13.   Search warrant

   14.   Regulations



to provide for the registration and control of clubs situated within Zambia; and to provide for matters incidental thereto or connected therewith.

[1st January, 1927]

Act 20 of 1926,

Act 36 of 1933,

Act 23 of 1936,

Act 60 of 1953,

Act 34 of 1958,

Act 30 of 1961,

Act 7 of 1963,

Act 57 of 1964,

Act 27 of 1966,

Act 33 of 1966,

Act 24 of 1977,

Act 12 of 1992,

Act 7 of 1993,

Act 2 of 1994,

Act 13 of 1994,

GN 304 of 1964,

GN 497 of 1964,

GN 502 of 1964,

SI 91 of 1965.

1.   Short title

This Act may be cited as the Clubs’ Registration Act.

2.   Interpretation

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

“club” means any community or society consisting of not less than twenty-five members who assemble or meet together in pursuit of a common object;

“club premises” means any building, room or meeting place where members of a club or their guests assemble;

“intoxicating liquor” means any spirit, wine, ale, beer, porter, cider, perry, hop-beer or any liquor containing more than two per centum of alcohol and any other liquor which the Minister may from time to time declare, by statutory notice, to be an intoxicating liquor within the meaning and operation of this definition;

“officer of a club” means a person taking part in the direction or management of a club irrespective of whether he acts in an honorary or paid capacity;

“secretary” means any officer of a club or other person performing the duties of a secretary;

“unregistered club” means a club which requires under this Act to be registered but is not registered or in respect of which the registration has been cancelled or has not been renewed in accordance with sub-section (2) of section 6.

[S 2 am by Act 7 of 1963; GN 304 of 1964.]

3.   Every club where intoxicating liquor is habitually sold, to be registered

The secretary of every club which occupies a house or part of a house or other premises which are habitually used for the purposes of a club and in which any intoxicating liquor is supplied to members or their guests shall make application to the District Secretary of the District in which the club premises are situate to be registered in accordance with the terms and provisions of this Act. In the case of a club which is open on the commencement of this Act, such application shall be made within six weeks thereafter, and in the case of a new club requiring registration which is about to be opened after the commencement of this Act, such application shall be made before the opening of the club.

4.   Registration does not constitute club premises licensed premises, etc.

The registration of a club under this Act shall not constitute the club premises “licensed premises” or authorise any sale of intoxicating liquor thereon which would otherwise be illegal under any written law.

5.   Application for registration

Any application to the District Secretary for registration of a club shall be accompanied by an affidavit containing the particulars set out in Form 1 in the Schedule signed by the secretary.

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