Terms & Conditions
In these terms and conditions, “Sunshine Coast Lightning” or the “Club” means Sunshine Coast Lightning Pty Ltd (ABN 42 615 073 017)
These terms and conditions apply to each person (“you” or “your”) who applies to become a member of Sunshine Coast Lightning in respect of the 2022 Suncorp Super Netball Season (“Season”). By applying to become a member of Sunshine Coast Lightning, you agree to comply with these terms and conditions.
COVID-19 USC Stadium Buy In
It is great to welcome back members and fans to USC Stadium. We have been working hard to put measures in place to ensure events are as safe as possible. To a certain degree, these measures will only work if everyone buys in. To make the stadium the safest it can be for you and others, we are asking you to play a role.
We need you to:
- Maintain social distancing of 1.5 with people outside my immediate group when entering and exiting the venue, or moving around the stadium
- Only use the seat that has been designated to you
- Cooperate with USC Stadium and Sunshine Coast Lightning directives
- Be aware that cashless payments only will be in use for food and beverage
- Practice high-level hand-hygiene using the sanitiser stations installed in the stadium
- Stay home if you are feel unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19
- Stay home if you have been overseas or to a COVID-19 Hotspot in the last 14 days or if you have been in contact with someone who has been overseas or to a COVID-19 Hotspot in the last 14 days. COVID-19 Hotspots Information
- Stay in your designated seat
- Only leave the stadium when your seating zone is called to assist with an orderly exit
By attending USC Stadium you acknowledge your role in helping successfully carry out the COVID-19 Safety Plan. By playing your part, you will help ensure we all enjoy a comfortable and safe experience at USC Stadium and continue to see the benefits of members/fans returning to live events.
2022 Membership applications
Membership applications for the 2022 Season can be made either online or by calling the Membership Team on 1300 544 486.
Sunshine Coast Lightning reserves the right to refuse any application for membership for any or no reason whatsoever. Sunshine Coast Lightning will not process any application that is incomplete. It is your responsibility to ensure your application is complete and accurate. If you are in doubt, please contact the Membership Team on 1300 544 486.
You warrant that the information you provide to Sunshine Coast Lightning in connection with your application is complete and accurate.
You are responsible for ensuring that all personal details (including payment details) you provide to Sunshine Coast Lightning are kept up to date. Sunshine Coast Lightning accepts no responsibility for any consequences that ﬂow from your failure to keep your personal details up to date. You can update your personal details via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the Membership Team on 1300 544 486.
Sunshine Coast Lightning makes no guarantee that every application for membership will be processed or accepted.
Member Code of Conduct
It is a condition of membership that you comply with the Sunshine Coast Lightning Member Code of Conduct at all times while attending any Sunshine Coast Lightning event, function or game. The Member Code of Conduct can be accessed at www.sunshinecoastlightning.com.au or by phoning 1300 544 486.
Any failure to comply with the Member Code of Conduct may result in the immediate suspension or cancellation of your membership at Sunshine Coast Lightning’s sole discretion.
You will not be entitled to any refund if your membership is suspended or cancelled in these circumstances
You may access your personal information held by Sunshine Coast Lightning by phoning 1300 544 486.
Sponsor products and services
Any products and services oﬀered in any sponsor promotional material are not oﬀered by Sunshine Coast Lightning. Sunshine Coast Lightning does not accept liability for any product or service referred to in such material and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, Sunshine Coast Lightning excludes all liability with respect to such products and services.
Frequently asked questions
All details set out in the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Sunshine Coast Lightning website, (www.sunshinecoastlightning.com.au/#faq), form part of these terms and conditions. If there is any inconsistency between these terms and conditions and the FAQ section, these terms and conditions will prevail to the extent of the inconsistency.
Transfer of membership rights
Any person who you allow to use your membership rights (transferee) is also bound by these terms and conditions. You must ensure that any such person is aware of, and fully complies with, these terms and conditions. Any failure by any transferee to comply with these terms and conditions may lead to your membership being suspended or cancelled.
There are 2 diﬀerent membership classiﬁcations as outline below:
Individual membership -There is one single rate for adults, concession holders and juniors.
Family membership- Family packages represent 2 Adults and 2 Juniors or 1 Adult and 3 Juniors (Junior must be under 15 years on January 1, 2022).
The entitlements of each person accepted as a member in respect of the Season are limited to the entitlements set out in the 2022 membership website/collateral. Sunshine Coast Lightning will endeavour to deliver these entitlements (eg, lanyard, member card and New Balance Gift Voucher, etc) to eligible members but you acknowledge that in some instances an alternative product determined by Sunshine Coast Lightning in its sole discretion may be provided for instances where stocks are exhausted.
Sunshine Coast Lightning may introduce new promotions and oﬀers to members from time to time. Any member who has purchased any membership or other item prior to these oﬀers will not be able to request a refund for membership.
No voting rights or ownership entitlement
Membership of Sunshine Coast Lightning should not be mistaken for membership in the sense of being a shareholder or equity holder in Sunshine Coast Lightning. You acknowledge and agree that membership does not give you any entitlement to attend, participate or vote at meetings or any other form of ownership interest or right whatsoever in respect of the Club.
Timing of entitlements
Due to the timing of some entitlements such as pre-season matches and functions early in the Season, if you become a member after the start of the Season you acknowledge that you may not receive all the listed beneﬁts applicable to your membership package and you will not be entitled to any refund or other compensation for any beneﬁts foregone.
Information and details of relevant Sunshine Coast Lightning events will be communicated to members via email and/or the Sunshine Coast Lightning website. Some events may not be able to be conﬁrmed until after memberships are issued due to ﬁxturing and other considerations.
Sunshine Coast Lightning, its related entities and their respective oﬃcers, employees and agents will not be liable for any injury, loss or damage you sustain in connection with your attendance at any Club events.
Licence to use image
You authorise Sunshine Coast Lightning and its agents to use and reproduce any photographs, video imagery or audio clips taken of you taken at any Sunshine Coast Lightning event, function or game for the purposes of Club communication material. This may include, but is not limited to, the Club website, member publications and annual reports.
Each current season member is entitled to 10% oﬀ full price merchandise from the oﬃcial Sunshine Coast Lightning online store and also upon presentation of a current membership card at game day outlets. The discount expires on 30th June 2022
Membership Packs will be dispatched weekly to Members from November 15th 2021. Members can expect their pack to arrive within four weeks of the dispatch date. If you are giving membership as a gift, please call our Membership Team on 1300 544 486 and we will be able to provide a gift certiﬁcate.
Membership cards will be mailed out as soon as practicable after your application has been processed. If you lose your membership card, a membership card replacement fee of $25 will be charged. Replacement membership cards will be mailed out to you and cannot be issued on game day.
Regular season ticketing
Diamond membership will have the same allocated seat for all 7 home games during the 2022 season.
Platinum membership will have the same allocated seat for all 7 home Games during the 2022 season.
Gold membership will have the same allocated seat for all 7 home games during the 2022 season.
Supporter membership allows access to an exclusive ticket pre-sale period for all Sunshine Coast Lightning home games played at USC Sports Stadium.
Pet memberships does not include entry to any Suncorp Super Netball games.
Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Supporter Members will receive priority access to weeks 1 and 2 of the Suncorp Super Netball Finals Series for matches in which Sunshine Coast Lightning participates. Due to the limited number of tickets available for any ﬁnal, members acknowledge that the allocation of tickets is at the ultimate discretion of Netball Australia. For any ﬁnals played at USC Sports Stadium, all seating plans are at the discretion of Netball Australia.
Payment of membership fees, including payment plans
Payment of membership fees advertised by Sunshine Coast Lightning are inclusive of GST unless otherwise stated.
Supporter membership does not give guaranteed access to game tickets and as such, members will not be entitled to a refund of membership fees if they are unable to purchase game tickets.
Membership applications which are received and/or processed after the ﬁrst home game of the Season will not be sold on a pro-rata basis and will be charged at the full price listed in the 2022 Sunshine Coast Lightning membership website/collateral.
Membership applications will be processed as received and cannot be withdrawn once submitted. Payments will be processed immediately upon signing up as a Sunshine Coast Lightning member unless the Payment Plan option is selected (see further below – Pet, Supporter, Gold, Platinum or Diamond Members only).
Automatic renewal of membership (Pledge Lightning)
- When you pay your membership fees by credit or debit card, you authorise Sunshine Coast Lightning to renew your membership each season into the same package (or a reasonably comparable package), and to charge the applicable membership fees to the credit or debit card used to purchase your previous membership, unless you elect to opt out of the automatic membership renewal option.
- You acknowledge that membership fees may increase from season to season. The Club will provide reasonable notice via email of any changes in the price of your next season’s membership.
- The Club will contact you via email prior to processing the automatic renewal. If you do not wish for your membership to roll over into the following season, you will be required to opt out in writing before the speciﬁed cut-oﬀ date by emailing email@example.com or by phoning the Membership Team on 1300 544 486
The Club may consider any refund request received in writing before 28 February 2022 where exceptional circumstances exist. Sunshine Coast Lightning may (but is not obliged to) agree to issue a full or partial refund at its discretion. All refund requests are to be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org Cancellation fees may apply.
General terms and conditions
Sunshine Coast Lightning may amend these terms and conditions at any time. Any such changes will be notiﬁed to you via the Club’s website at www.sunshinecoastlightning.com.au and will be eﬀective from the time they are published. Any failure by Sunshine Coast Lightning to insist on strict compliance with these terms and conditions will not constitute a variation or waiver of these terms and conditions. These terms and conditions, and any contract between you and Sunshine Coast Lightning of which these terms and conditions form part, are governed by the laws of Queensland.