General Membership Terms and Conditions 1 Dec 2017 - 30 Jun 2018


Welcome to Goodlife Health Clubs. To ensure that Goodlife Health Clubs is able to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all members and staff, please assist us by ensuring that you comply with the following conditions. We advise you to only sign the membership agreement if you understand and agree with these conditions. The information outlined in these terms and conditions can / will be used in the event of a discrepancy.

By signing the agreement you are agreeing to have been given a copy of this agreement and agree to abide by the rules of membership. You also acknowledge  and  agree  that  you  are  medically  sound  to  undertake  a normal course of exercise, you use the Club facilities at your sole risk and responsibility and you are aware that exercise is physically demanding and participation in some activities may pose a risk to your health.  This agreement also relates to the member’s authority to DebitSuccess Pty Ltd to directly debit the nominated bank account or credit card for any instalments or fees due under the terms and conditions of this Agreement and Direct Debit Request. These terms and conditions can also be accessed on the Goodlife Health Clubs website ( These terms are stated below.

In this Agreement unless the contrary intention appears:
The singular includes the plural and vice versa.
A reference to a party includes that party’s legal personal representative heirs and assigns.
"Member" includes the parent or guardian of the Member if the Member is under 18 years.
"Member" refers to the name in which the membership account has been created, which at times may differ to the party paying for the membership.
"Goodlife" and "Goodlife Health Clubs" means the "Goodlife Operations Pty Limited (ACN 120 953 200)" trading as "Goodlife Health Clubs" of PO Box 813 Morningside, QLD, 4170. Home club access refers to the Goodlife Health Club named at the start of this agreement.
f.   “DebitSuccess” is DebitSuccess Pty Ltd, PO Box 577, Mt Waverley, Vic, 3149, Phone: 1800 148 848, E-mail: [email protected] All queries and comments about the services provided under this Agreement should be directed to the Club.  All queries and comments about the direct debit billing service should be directed to DebitSuccess. The   Member   acknowledges   that   DebitSuccess   has   been engaged  by  the  Club  to  collect  the  fees  due  under  this agreement if paying by way of direct debit, and also acknowledges that all rights of the Club under this Agreement are able to be enforced by DebitSuccess as if it were the Club without any involvement on the part of the Club or the consent of the Member.
South Australia only: If Periodic Agreement - this contract is a periodic agreement that will continue until terminated by you or by Goodlife. If Fixed Term Agreement - this is a fixed term agreement and if further membership periods are required a new agreement will be required. Supply Period - the supply period for supply of goods and services is a minimum of 2 weeks. Please ensure that you also cancel any direct debit authorisation for payments under this agreement for; a) Periodic Agreement -upon termination of the agreement, or; b) Fixed Term - either at the end of the fixed term or on earlier termination.

All members must present their membership card (or photo ID) upon entry to the club at every visit.  The reception staff will scan your card registering your attendance. Card scan is compulsory for security and insurance requirements. Card replacement cost is $5.00 for small barcode keytags, $15 for smartcards and $19 for replacement 24.7 access cards. Upon joining Goodlife a photo will be taken of you for security reasons relating to the safety of our members. The photograph will not be used for any other purposes and will be stored securely on our database. All ‘guest visitors’ to Goodlife Health Clubs are required to present photo identification upon every visit. Entry to the Club may be refused as a result of unpaid or outstanding membership fees. Please advise us of any changes to your address and / or contact information.

To assist us in maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for all members and staff, please abide by the following conditions. Failure to abide by these conditions may result in the suspension or termination of your membership.
ENTRY - Entry will be refused or you may be requested to leave the Club if:
You are using abusive or threatening language or behaving in a threatening way.
You are under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
NON-SMOKING - Goodlife Health Clubs are non-smoking facilities.
RELAXATION ZONES - Sauna, spa and relaxation zone areas are available in selected Clubs for male and female use and as such minimum standards of dress apply.
DRESS CODE - Fully enclosed, clean sports shoes must be worn during workouts for safety reasons. Members are required to wear a singlet or t-shirt at all times in the Health Club. Clothing must be clean and tidy with no offensive prints or designs for the consideration of other members.
TOWELS - Please use a towel when participating in classes and when exercising on gym equipment to maintain hygiene and safety standards. Where available, you can hire a towel for $2.00 or buy a disposable towel (also $2.00) from reception.
CHILDREN - Children up to and including 12 years of age, who are not members of Goodlife, are not permitted anywhere within our Club except for child minding facilities during normal supervised child minding hours. Children 12 years of age and under may be considered for access to the Club at Goodlife’s discretion and may require medical direction. Children who are 13-14 years of age (inclusive) may become Goodlife members and have restricted access to Club facilities only whilst they are fully supervised  by  a  personal  trainer  and  /  or  a  parent  or  legal  guardian. Children 15 years of age or older can join as a member (with authorisation of parent or guardian) but may have restricted access to some facilities and services. 
Children are not able to access Goodlife clubs during unstaffed hours where the club is a 24 hour operation.
PERSONAL TRAINING - Personal training services are available for use in Goodlife Clubs for an additional fee. Please contact your Club for more information or see the personal training noticeboard and make contact with one of our trainers directly. Personal Trainers within Goodlife Health Clubs are contractors and all arrangements for personal training services and payments should be made directly with the trainer. Please note only authorized Goodlife registered Personal Trainers are permitted to train members in Goodlife locations. Conducting personal training within a Goodlife club without being an approved trainer may result in the cancellation of your membership.

For the safety of you and others, please follow all equipment operating and safety instructions on the equipment. If you are not sure of correct use or operation of equipment please seek assistance from a Goodlife team member. Where Functional Training Zones are available please seek assistance from a Personal Trainer if you are unfamiliar with the equipment or its safe and appropriate use.
We ask that you return weights and bars to their racks when you have finished with them. This includes unloading plates from machines and bars when you have finished. This also applies to equipment used in Group Fitness classes.

Lockers are available and are located in the change rooms. Please look after your personal items.  Goodlife Health Club employees, or contractors, are not responsible for any loss of personal property. Lockers provided are not security devices.  Please keep all valuables with you while using the Club. Damage to, or the loss of locker keys, will incur a $25.00 charge. Unfortunately Goodlife is unable to look after your personal possessions (keys and wallets for example) whilst you are in the Club. Please do not bring bags to the gym floor. 

We highly recommend that you use lockers for your belongings. Goodlife does not take responsibility for loss or damage of your belongings. Any items of lost clothing will be held for two weeks, and then donated to charity.

ENTITLEMENTS - Membership at Goodlife Health Clubs entitles you to:
Work out as many times as you wish in a given period. 
Participate   in   normally   scheduled   Group   Fitness classes.
Use of exercise equipment located on the gym floor and cardiovascular training areas.
Where applicable, use the other facilities including pool, steam,   sauna   and   other   Relaxation   Zone facilities.
Where applicable, use squash, tennis and volleyball facilities where additional fees may apply.

OBLIGATIONS - Membership at Goodlife Health Clubs requires you to:
Update your contact details when they change so that we can keep in touch.
Comply with all Conditions of Entry (see in Club signage) and the guidelines in this document.
Pay all agreed fees, ensure sufficient funds are available to cover all fees and advise us in advance if your bank account or credit card is closed or changed.
Inform us in advance if there are any risks to your health if  you  participate  in  fitness  services  and  if required seek approval from your Doctor or General Practitioner.
You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to cancel   direct   debit   facilities   in   respect   of   your membership   when   this   agreement   expires   or   is terminated.

There are variations in the facilities and services provided at different Goodlife Clubs. To ascertain exactly what a particular Club provides in addition to the above entitlements, please enquire at the Club directly. There may be additional fees charged to access these facilities and services.
Goodlife reserves the right to make changes to exercise equipment supplied in any of its Clubs at any time. Goodlife also reserves the right to make changes to the Group Fitness timetable at any time. (ie. alter class type, times and instructors).
All entitlements and entry into any Goodlife Health Club is revoked if a member’s account is in arrears in excess of $50.00.
If your automatic direct debit reverses or is returned to us by your financial institution we will attempt to contact you about retrying the debit. If the debit remains outstanding it will be processed within 14 days of the reversal with any reversal and late fees that apply. If you fail to pay us the fees by the due date, we are entitled to refuse you entry to the Club. If unpaid fees remain outstanding and after attempts by us to rectify the arrears, your membership may be forwarded to a collection agency for further action.

CHANGES TO CONDITIONS - Goodlife Health Clubs reserve the right to change the conditions contained in Clause 9 by providing you with one month advance written notice of any changes.

This agreement is subject to a cooling off period. A cancellation request should be directed to your Goodlife Health Club.
(a) During Cooling Off Period:
Your membership is subject to a 7 day cooling off period. The cooling off period applies to new memberships only and does not apply to membership transfers or renewals. The cooling off period starts from the date the agreement is entered into (the date the agreement is signed) and ends at close of business 7 days later and may be terminated under the following conditions:
Goodlife requires a written request to terminate the membership within the time frame specified as the cooling off period from signing the membership agreement.
All monies paid will be refunded with the exception of an administration fee of $89 or $99 if your Goodlife key tag and any merchandise you received on joining are not returned.
Goodlife may request an additional payment to recover costs in relation to any fitness services provided to the member within this period. 
(b) Permanent Sickness or Physical Incapacity:
Goodlife requires a written cancellation request advising the nature of the illness or physical incapacity, outlining specifically how this prevents you from utilising any of the services or facilities that Goodlife is able to provide.
Goodlife requires a medical certificate stating that you cannot utilise any fitness services or facilities because of your permanent illness or physical incapacity.
Goodlife may agree to cancel the membership upon payment of a cancellation fee of 10% of the minimum membership fee or $75.00 (whichever is less).
 (c) Cancellation for any other reason
Goodlife requires that a written cancellation request form be completed and all requests must be directed, in the first instance, to your Goodlife Club. The minimum fee amount is written on the front of this contract.
Cancellation within Minimum Term: You may terminate this Agreement before the expiry of the minimum term (or payment amount) if all instalments and fees due up to the date of termination are paid and the relevant cancellation fee is paid in full at time of cancellation request. The cancellation fee, if more than 6 months remaining on the minimum term of the Agreement, is $245 and, if there is less than 6 months remaining on the minimum term of the Agreement, is $195. 
Cancellations after completion of Minimum Term: There will be a period of notice of 30 days (or in SA - the specified supply period), unless otherwise specified, from the date of cancellation request to the date of termination, during which any payments that fall due must be paid in full. The notice period will exclude suspension or payment break time applied to your membership. Any instalments/fees due at the date of termination (including instalments/fees which fall due during the notice period) will remain a debt owed to and recoverable by Goodlife and/or DebitSuccess. The Member shall not consider that this Agreement has been terminated until such time as this is confirmed in writing to the Member by DebitSuccess (not more than 14 days after the termination date). Termination of this Agreement will also terminate the Direct Debit Request Authority. 
Ongoing Membership Agreements: After the expiry of the minimum term payments,  and  after  all  instalments  and  fees due have been paid in full, should the box on the front of this Agreement requesting termination at minimum term be marked then this Agreement shall automatically terminate. Should the box on the front of this Agreement requesting termination after the minimum term not be marked, then this Agreement shall continue indefinitely until such time as the Member makes a request, after the expiry of the minimum term for it to terminate. 
(d) Termination by Goodlife Health Clubs
Goodlife reserves the right to terminate this membership agreement in accordance with the following conditions:
Failure to abide by any of the criteria listed in the Conditions of Entry (posted in your Club) or the items listed in this agreement.
Action upon a complaint by either a Club member or an employee (or contractor) of Goodlife Health Clubs.
You acknowledge and agree that in relation to 24 hour operation you must not admit guests, or let anyone else use your 24.7 Active Pass at any time to a Goodlife 24.7 club outside staffed hours. If you breach this term you will be notified by Goodlife and be debited by our billing provider (Debitsuccess) an initial unauthorised entry fee of $20. Subsequent breaches will incur a $50 unauthorised entry fee and your membership may be cancelled. If you deliberately use the emergency system inappropriately, you agree to pay any costs, loss or damage incurred because of this inappropriate use. 
By using a Goodlife 24 hour facility you acknowledge certain inherent risks  in relation to  the use of facility  and equipment and those risks and safety procedures  have been explained . 
Members under the age of 18yrs are not able to access Goodlife clubs during unstaffed hours.
A Goodlife 12 month direct debit membership, while within minimum term, may, at Goodlife’s discretion, be transferred to a non-member for a fee of $65.00. Transfers are subject to special criteria in addition to Goodlife’s normal membership guidelines. The terms of the membership agreement and the Club that the membership is associated with remain unchanged. 

To the extent permitted by law, Goodlife and DebitSuccess excludes any liability to the Member in Agreement, tort, statute or in any other way for any injury, damage or loss of any kind whatsoever (including, without limitation, any liability for direct, indirect, special or consequential loss or damage), sustained by the Member and/or any other person, or for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by the Member, arising from or in connection with this Membership Agreement and/or the services/products provided by Goodlife and/or DebitSuccess, and/or any act or omission of Goodlife and/or DebitSuccess.

From time to time Goodlife may be required to make changes to the operation of the premises, these may include:
Changing the operating (or staffed hours in a 24.7 club) hours to suit demand.
Changing the availability of facilities or services within the Club.
Closing off part of the premises or equipment for maintenance or safety reasons.
Changing Conditions of Entry or Club Rules.
Where this occurs Goodlife will provide reasonable notice on the Club notice boards and at reception.

Normal pool safety rules apply for the safety and convenience of all users; please see full details posted on each Club’s pool deck. Pool areas are not supervised and use of these facilities is at your own risk.

Suspensions  are  available  for  a  minimum  period  of  two  weeks  and  a maximum of four weeks per year. A suspension form must be completed in person at the Club at least 10 days before the period requested and cannot be back dated. A fee of $5.00 per week applies to suspend your membership and is payable in advance on pre-paid memberships and non direct debit clients. Direct debit clients will have their suspension fees directly debited. Membership suspension fees do not contribute to the total minimum membership fee. 

If paying by Direct Debit the Member agrees to pay the instalment amount at the agreed payment frequency until this Agreement is terminated in accordance with clause 9. Should there be any arrears in payments the Member authorises DebitSuccess to debit the outstanding balance in order to bring the account up to date.

If  paying  by  Direct  Debit,  a  one-off  fee  of  $89.00 or $99.00 is  payable by the Member on the signing of this Agreement. This fee is split, $10 to DebitSuccess and the balance to Goodlife Health Clubs. 

A  Customer’s “personal information” (as that term is defined in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)) will only be used by Goodlife or DebitSuccess to provide you with the services contemplated by this Agreement. DebitSuccess’ Privacy Statement is to be found on its website Goodlife’s Privacy Statement can be obtained from its website

If paying by Direct Debit, upon default by the Member in regard to any obligation under this Agreement and failure to remedy the default after notification by DebitSuccess, the Member authorises DebitSuccess to notify any debt collection agency of the default. Should this occur then at DebitSuccess’ sole discretion it may terminate the Agreement at which time the full outstanding balance for the remainder of the minimum term or payments (including any current arrears) shall be due in full. The Member authorises DebitSuccess to add to the outstanding debt a fee of $50 and an amount equivalent to 25% of the full outstanding balance (being DebitSuccess’ expenses reasonably incurred in collecting the debt) upon initial referral to the debt collection/credit reporting agency.

If paying by Direct Debit, Goodlife may at any time AFTER the end of the minimum term, upon sending written notice to the Member's last known address and giving 14 days notice, increase the instalment amount. If the Member wishes to terminate this Agreement as a result of the increase in the instalment amount, the Member must notify Goodlife / DebitSuccess in writing within 14 days of the date of the written notice sent by Goodlife / DebitSuccess.  The Agreement will be terminated upon receipt of this notice.  If the Member does not notify Goodlife / DebitSuccess of its intention to terminate this Agreement within such specified time period, then this Agreement will remain in force and the increase in the instalment amount will be deemed to be accepted by the Member.

This Agreement, and the DDR Service Agreement (if paying by Direct Debit)  constitute the entire agreement, understanding and arrangement (express and implied) between the Member, Goodlife and DebitSuccess relating  to  the  subject  matter  of  this  Agreement  and  supersedes  and cancels any previous agreement, understanding and arrangement relating thereto whether written or oral.
The issuer of the billing service is Debitsuccess Pty Ltd (ABN 32 095 551 581).  Debitsuccess is an Authorised Representative (AR 407894) of Transaction Services Holdings Limited (AFSL 338256).
If this agreement relates to membership at Goodlife 1 Shelley Street:
a.  Change in Macquarie Employee Employment Terms - Upon one week's notice and written request from Macquarie HR stating that the member has changed employment locations or terminated their employment with Macquarie, you will not be required to pay the remaining balance of the minimum membership fee or any cancellation fees.

Clause 14: Warning under the Fair Trading Act 1999
a.   If  you  participate  in  these  activities  your  rights  to  sue  the supplier under the Fair Trading Act 1999 if you are killed or injured because the activities were not supplied with due care and skill or were not reasonably fit for their purpose, are excluded, restricted or modified in the way set out in or on this notice/appointment.
NOTE: The change to your rights, as set out in or on this notice, does not apply if your death or injury is due to gross negligence on  the  supplier’s  part.  “Gross negligence” is defined in the Fair Trading (Recreational Services) Regulations
b. Under the provisions of the Fair Trading Act 1999 several conditions are implied into Membership Agreements for the supply of certain goods and services. These conditions mean that the supplier named on this form is required to ensure that the recreational services it supplies to you are
*rendered with due care and skill; and
*as fit for the purpose for which they are commonly bought as it is reasonable to expect in the circumstances; and
*reasonably  fit  for  any  particular  purpose  or  might reasonably be expected to achieve any result you have made known to the supplier.
Under section 32N of the Fair Trading Act 1999, the supplier is entitled to ask you to agree that these conditions do not apply to you. If you sign this form, you will be agreeing that your rights to sue the supplier under the Fair Trading Act 1999 if you are killed or injured because the services were not rendered with due care and skill or they were not reasonably fit for their purpose, are excluded, restricted or modified in the way set out in this form.
NOTE: The change to your rights, as set out in this form, does not apply if your death or injury is due to gross negligence on the supplier’s part. “Gross negligence” is defined in the Fair Trading Recreational Services) Regulations 2004.

This agreement is subject to a 48 hour cooling off period, however in line with clause 10(a) Goodlife Health Clubs offers a 7 day cooling off period.
Clause 10 b. ii. 4 is presented as follows:
In accordance with Clauses 10 b. ii. 1-4, the Member may terminate this Agreement before the expiry of the minimum term or payments only if all the instalments and fees due up to the date of the expiry of the minimum term are paid. After the expiry of the minimum term or payments, and after all instalments and fees due have been paid in full, should the box on the front of this Agreement requesting termination at minimum term be marked then this Agreement shall automatically terminate. 
Should the box on the front of this Agreement requesting termination after the minimum term not be marked, then this is an ongoing membership agreement. The Agreement will continue until either you or the supplier terminates it in the way described in the Agreement. If an automatic debit arrangement is in place, membership fees will continue to be debited from your credit card or account until you or your fitness centre cancels the arrangement by notifying your bank or credit provider. If you terminate the Agreement or stop the automatic debit arrangement in a manner not described in the Agreement, then you may be liable to the fitness centre for damages for breach of contract. 

Any instalments/fees due at the date of termination (including instalments/fees which fall due during the notice period) will remain a debt owed to and recoverable by Goodlife and/or DebitSuccess.  The Member shall not consider that this Agreement has been terminated until such time as this is confirmed in writing to the Member by DebitSuccess (not more than 14 days after the termination date). Termination of this Agreement will also terminate the Direct Debit Request Authority.

DebitSuccess will debit your nominated account for the amounts and at the frequency of payments as agreed between us on the DebitSuccess DDR Membership Agreement signed and accepted by you.

In the unlikely event that the initial terms are to change, they can only do so in accordance with your Contract and we must give you at least 14 days notice of the changes including if applicable the new amount, new frequency and next debit date.

Should you wish to defer a payment to another date you must contact DebitSuccess before the date of that payment to request the deferment. Deferments are entirely at the discretion of DebitSuccess and will depend on the length of deferment, the current state of your account and your past history. You may request us to stop an individual payment however you will still be liable to make this payment by some other method or your account will become Overdue

Should you wish to alter the payment frequency or Day to Debit contact DebitSuccess and at our discretion in most instances we will be able to make the changes you require. There may be a fee charged for this service (details of any fees payable can be obtained by contacting DebitSuccess on 1-800 040 576). Any changes made will not affect the total amount you would otherwise have paid over the minimum term of your Contract.

Suspension of payments may be possible under the terms of your Membership Agreement. Payments may be suspended for a minimum of 2 weeks at a time so long as the total time suspended within 12 months does not exceed 4 weeks. In order to suspend payments you should contact DebitSuccess at least 3 days prior to the date of the first suspended payment. There is a charge of $5.00 per week while the Membership Agreement is suspended unless a different fee is specified on the front of this Contract. Any time spent on suspension will be added onto the minimum term of the Membership Agreement so that the sum of the instalments payable for the minimum term or number of payments shall still be payable regardless of any suspension or suspension charges made.

You can cancel this Direct Debit Request Authority by requesting this of DebitSuccess or your bank. Cancellation of the authority to debit your account will not terminate this Membership Agreement or remove your liability to make the payments you have agreed to.

If you dispute any debit payment, you must notify DebitSuccess immediately. DebitSuccess will respond to your dispute within 7 working days and will immediately refund the amount of the debit if we are not able to substantiate the reason for it. If you do not receive a satisfactory response from us to your dispute contact your financial institution who will respond to you with an answer to your claim within 5 business days if your claim is lodged within 12 months of the disputed drawing, or within 30 business days if your claim is lodged after 12 months from the disputed drawing.

When the day to debit falls on a weekend or public holiday the debit will be initiated on the next working day.

It is your responsibility to ensure that on the due date clear funds are available in your nominated account to meet the direct debit payment. Should your payment be dishonoured DebitSuccess will debit you an additional $10 with your next payment and may, if we have not received instructions to the contrary from you, debit both the current due payment and the now overdue payment(s) on the same day. DebitSuccess may debit other fees or costs involved with debt collection in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Contract (refer to clause 18 Debt Collection Agencies).

All enquiries should be directed to DebitSuccess and should be made at least 1 working day prior to the next scheduled debit date.

In addition to those already mentioned, you are responsible for ensuring that your nominated account is able to accept direct debits. If it is not, it is your responsibility to provide DebitSuccess with a new account number.

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