The Anzac Day Act 1960 says sports hosting sporting events for which people pay to watch must pay to the Anzac Day Trust 60% of the net proceeds derived from the holding of those sports events. This does not apply to fitness centres, exercise classes, swimming pools etc. Even if the sporting events is not profitable, a return has to be submitted to the Anzac Day Trust. The form is available for download.
17 February 2009
The Act also says (and the RSL strongly supports this) that no race, match, game, exercise, pastime, contest or any other event should commence before the hour of 1pm on Anzac Day. However, it is suggested that if you have a community event that you are considering running that you contact the RSL to see if some mutual arrangement can be made.
After 1pm the act allows community or club level sporting events (e.g. junior soccer, hockey or football) to be played, provided people are not asked to pay to watch the match or donations of any kind are sought by the organisers.