Registered Centre Policy

Registered Centre Policy & Procedure


Tenpin Bowling Australia Limited has a pivotal role in the management and development of the sport across the country.  This policy outlines the terms and conditions of the relationship between the National Sporting Organisation (NSO) and its Registered Centres.

From 2018, centres that have agreed to sell TBA Sports Registration to all league bowlers by one of two Sports Registration methods will be deemed Registered Centres of Tenpin Bowling Australia, provided they continue to abide by the requirements as outlined in the Lane Registration/Certification Policy.


The purpose of this policy is to clearly outline the terms and conditions under which Tenpin Bowling Australia Ltd works cooperatively with its registered Centres to ensure that lanes in all registered Centres are approved to be technically correct by World Standards, and to deliver its missions statement to: work with industry to continually improve the tenpin bowling experience.

A Centre becomes a Registered Centre by:

  • Agreeing to sell TBA Sports Registration to all league bowlers by one of two methods (Traditional or Lane Levy), and
  • Complying with the requirements of Clause 5 in relation to Lane Certificates and Clause 6 in relation to Lane Certification.

Unregistered Centres forfeit the right to:

  • Host or tender for Accredited Tournaments
  • Host accredited TBA Accredited Coaching and Officiating courses
  • Provide TBA awards including High Game recognition
  • Have their lanes inspected and measured
  • Participate in the Sporting Schools Junior Participation program.