Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Government support for community associations and other interest groups has diminished over the past five years. While some sectors of the industry have recorded declining income, the variety of organisations and groups that operate in the industry has helped limit these falls. While constrained government funding has led some community organisations to reduce their services and limit expansion, other sectors have expanded, with higher household discretionary income contributing to growth in donations, and increases in social assistance benefiting the industry. Overall, industry revenue is estimated to increase at an annualised 0.9% over the five years through 2015-16, to $8.9 billion. This includes a forecast rise of 2.3% in 2015-16... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Organisations in the industry provide a range of products and services. The industry's organisations range from small community groups and social clubs to large political parties and automobile associations that provide member services as part of multimillion-dollar businesses.
Community and recreation services
Small- to medium-sized community, cultural and recreation groups provide interest-based services to members. Many service and social clubs derive revenue from hospitality functions such as selling food and beverages, while others run events and collect annual membership fees. Many groups, such as Rotary Australia and Apex, operate on a state- or nation-wide basis, while other groups only cover certain geographic locations... purchase to read more