Policies, Rules and Regulations


The Nelson Bay AFC and its members are governed by various policys, rules and regulations including those developed by The Club, Port Stephens Council, the NSW and Federal Governments, the League (AFL Hunter Central Coast) and the AFL. 

Our club has clear objectives to promote and foster Australian Rules Football and to maintain and further develop our social, community and financial commitments to the Port Stephens Region.  


To effectively promote and facilitate the playing and development of Australian Rules Football (AFL) in the Port Stephens Local Government Area for the enjoyment of all. 


Club Policies

 The Nelson Bay Marlins aims to provide a safe and supportive culture where players, officials, members, supporters, families and all other members of the community can connect and engage in meaningful and positive relationships. 

Our Club has an expectation that all senior players will at all times project themselves as positive mentors and role models when in the presence of junior players and when representing the AFL game in the broader community. The club also strives to portray itself in a professional manner at all times and our policies, which you will find below, reflect these objectives.  

Members of the Nelson Bay AFC, including players, staff and committee, are governed by the following internal policies which can be downloaded below:

  • Nelson Bay Marlins  AFC Code of Conduct (Being Developed)
  • Nelson Bay Marlins AFC Constitution
  • Nelson Bay Marlins AFC Drug Policy

The club is also governed by a number of external policies, including:

  • AFLHCC 2019 Senior Bylaws
  • The AFL National Child Protection Policy
  • The AFL National Member Protection Policy

For a full list of the Rules and Regulations set down by the league and the AFL please click here.


 To see all members of our club achieve success both on and off the field.