Strike Bowling House Rules

Nothing screams fun like rules... but you've gotta have them.

COVID-19 RULES

We pride ourselves as a COVID-safe business that operates in line with the current government-mandated restrictions, including vaccination policies in some states.

We ask our guests to comply with these rules and regulations to ensure that everyone will have a good time. Non-compliance may result in losing your booking and being asked to leave the premises.

IDENTIFICATION

Please note, if you wish to purchase alcohol or be in a licensed area of our venue you will need to have a valid form of ID.
You will also need a valid ID to enter or be in our venue after certain times, check your venue here.
If you are acting as a responsible adult you will also need to have your ID on you.

Basically, if you are over 18 bring your ID along to make sure you aren’t disappointed.

See below for the forms of identification that are accepted in each state.

NSW

We accept driver or rider licences and permits issued within Australia or any foreign country, Australian and International passports, International Drivers licence with Photo and birth date, NSW photo cards, proof of age cards and Keypass identity cards.

QLD

We accept driver or rider licences and permits issued within Australia, Australian and International passports, International Drivers licence with Photo and birth date, QLD photo cards, proof of age cards and Keypass identity cards.

A foreign driver's licence may be accepted as evidence of age provided it has a photo and the licence-holder's date of birth. If the licence is not written in English, the licence holder should present an international driver permit issued in the foreign country of origin (and including a photo of the licence holder and translation) with their foreign driver licence.

VIC

We accept driver or rider licences and permits issued within Australia, Australian and International passports, proof of age cards and Keypass identity cards.

WA

We accept current driver or rider licences and permits issued within Australia, Australian and International passports and WA proof of age cards.

MINORS

We welcome minors and under 18's in our venues before a certain time, this varies per venue so please see below.

VIC

Please note at all of our Victorian venues, we do not allow minors or under 18's in our venues after 9pm Sunday - Thursday (8pm for CBD venues), and 8pm Friday - Saturday.

While Strike Eastland, Glen Waverley, Highpoint and Bayside allow under 18s in venue until 9pm Sunday - Thursday, Strike Melbourne Central and QV allow under 18s in venue until 8pm Sunday - Thursday.

While unaccompanied minors and under 18’s are permitted prior to these listed time, we request that pre-teens and younger children are accompanied by a responsible adult. After these times, under 18s are not permitted in venue.

Due to our liquor licence requirements, unaccompanied minors may not be allowed into licensed areas of our venues. This can sometimes include our activities and entertainment areas.

NSW

Please note at all of our New South Wales venues, we do not allow minors or under 18's in our venues after 9pm Sunday - Thursday (8pm for King St Wharf), and 8pm Friday - Saturday for all venues.

At Strike King Street Wharf we do not allow minors or under 18's in this venue after 8pm.

Due to our liquor licence requirements, we have a strict policy at Strike King Street Wharf that all minors or under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

At Castle Towers, Charlestown, Entertainment Quarter, Macquarie and Chatswood, we do not allow minors or under 18's after 9pm Sunday - Thursday and 8pm Friday - Saturday. While unaccompanied minors and under 18’s are permitted at these venues prior to these times, we request that pre-teens and younger children are accompanied by a responsible adult.

QLD

Please note at our Wintergarden venue, we do not allow minors or under 18's after 8pm Monday - Sunday.

At our Sunshine Coast venue, we do not allow minors or under 18's after 9pm Monday - Sunday.

At our Surfers Paradise venue, we do not allow minors or under 18's after 9pm Sunday - Thursday and 8pm Friday - Saturday.

While unaccompanied minors and under 18’s are permitted at these QLD Strike venues prior to the listed times, we request that pre-teens and younger children are accompanied by a responsible adult.

WA

Please note at our Carousel, Karrinyup and Forrest Chase venues, we do not allow minors or under 18's in our venues after 8pm Monday - Sunday

While unaccompanied minors and under 18’s are permitted at Strike Carousel, Strike Karrinyup and Strike Forrest Chase prior to the 8pm, we request that pre-teens and younger children are accompanied by a responsible adult.

Due to our liquor licence requirements, unaccompanied minors won’t be allowed into licensed areas at Carousel (which includes the outdoor terrace and adjoining bar and seating area) and some areas in Forrest Chase (this may include entertainment and activity areas where alcohol is present).

FAIR PLAY POLICY

A fair play policy applies to any promotion where an unlimited play component is offered. It makes sure all patrons get a fair attempt at the various activities and some people may be asked to move on to play another activity to ensure fairness. Further details about each offer can be found on promotional material in venue and from venue staff. Available for walk-in customers only.

The Policy
  • Bowling: 1 game guaranteed, then subject to availability
  • Laser Tag: 1 game guaranteed, then subject to availability
  • Karaoke: subject to availability and allotted in 30min segments
  • Pool: subject to availability
  • Escape Rooms - Are not currently available with any promotional nights or offers.

The manager on duty reserves the right to allocate patrons to activities. All activities are not necessarily included in every promotion - please clarify with staff at time of purchase. Unlimited Play promotions are only valid on the day of purchase. All offers are subject to varying finish times - please clarify with staff at time of purchase.

Responsible Adult

A responsible adult is defined as a person who is over the age of 25 years and is:

  • a parent, step-parent or guardian of the minor
  • the minor’s spouse or de facto partner
  • an adult who has 'parental rights, duties and responsibilities' in relation to the minor.
  • a person standing in as the parent could include a relative such as a grandparent, aunt/uncle, or a person in charge of an organised sporting or school group.

 They must also have a valid ID on their person for the duration of the visit. 

In Venue

  • We recommend that you arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your reservation to check in at reception and receive the correct bowling shoes. (No-one likes to bowl in size 8 shoes if you’re normally size 10)
  • Do not step over or proceed past the foul line at any time. (That’s the massive black line at the start of the lane if you didn’t know)
  • Do not bowl more than one ball down the lane at any time. Strike bowling shoes must be worn when bowling. (Stilettos look hot but not practical).
  • Strike bowling shoes must not be worn outside. (This is technically stealing)
  • Do not place your hands inside the ball return (unless you have fully insured them beforehand)
  • Any lane faults must be reported to reception. (Just because your mother says you're technical doesn’t mean it’s true)
  • While a fault is being attended to, no balls are to be sent down the lane Management reserves the right to refuse lanes to patrons.
  • We accept no responsibility for any personal property that is brought to a Strike venue

GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT

  • Discrimination or violence of any kind will not be tolerated when in our venue.
  • Inappropriate behaviour, disorderly conduct, aggression, intoxication, or other disruptive behaviour, may result in refusal of service, refusal of entry or being ejected from the venue.
  • When in the venue, all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Children under the age of 13 are only allowed in the venue, with a responsible adult. Curfews apply and liquor laws for minors come into play.
  • Children can complete all activities in our venues at the discretion of their responsible Parent or Guardian. However, a parent or guardian could be required to accompany, supervise or assist with play.
  • No running, climbing, or tom foolery in the venue. We want all of our guests to have fun and enjoy the space. Be respectful and treat others the way you would like to be treated.
  • Guests need to comply with relevant state laws & guidelines for the consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • No external food or drink is allowed in the venue, excluding the service of a birthday cake subject to individual venue policy. Check the FAQs at the bottom of your location page.
  • Guests need to follow the direction of the staff in the venue. Failure to do so may result in you being asked to leave.
  • If you are running late to a booking, we cannot guarantee you will be able to finish your booked activity and may have it finished early, or rescheduled.
  • Our venues look great and we often want to share it on our socials. Any photographs, videos, recordings or other media taken in the venue must be for personal use only. If you want to use or produce for commercial purposes it must be with prior written permission from the Funlab team.

ACTIVITY RULES

Bowling

  • Do not step over or proceed past the foul line at any time. (That’s the massive black line at the start of the lane if you didn’t know)
  • Do not bowl more than one ball down the lane at any time. Only one guest bowling at a time.
  •  We insist and offer our Strike bowling shoes as part of the experience. To ensure you look good on the lanes and to assist with your bowling action. (Stilettos look hot but not practical). If you cannot wear our bowling shoes speak to our Strikers for more information.
  • Strike bowling shoes must not be worn outside. (This is technically stealing)
  • Do not place your hands inside the ball return (unless you have fully insured them beforehand)
  • We allow 6 people per lane. For groups more than 6 we can split across 2 adjacent lanes.
  • Any lane faults must be reported to reception. (Just because your mother says you're technical doesn’t mean it’s true)
  • While a fault is being attended to, no balls are to be sent down the lane Management reserves the right to refuse lanes to patrons.
  • For the safety of all guests, any lane misuse will result in games being immediately suspended.

Laser Tag

  • We recommend all personal belongings such as keys, wallets, phones etc are left outside of the arena. We suggest using one of the lockers.
  • No Running.
  • No Climbing on or touching props.
  • Stay within the boundaries of the arena.
  • The phaser should not be used to hit, push or harm another guest or props.
  • Misuse may result in the deactivation of your laser vest and being removed from the game.
  • No Food or drink can be taken in the arena or armoury.

Darts

  • A credit card MUST be provided and held for the duration the Oche is held to cover incidentals (darts, props, equipment)
  • All guests must remain behind the foul line.
  • One player throwing at a time, and one dart at a time.
  • Darts are to be thrown at the dart board only.
  • Collect your own darts once finished your turn and hand over to the next player.

Karaoke

  • A credit card MUST be provided and held for the duration of the karaoke experience to cover incidentals (props, equipment).
  • No Mic drops! Guests are responsible for any damages in the Karaoke room, including equipment and furniture.
  • We accept no responsibility for any personal property that is brought to the venue.

Escape rooms

  • A credit card MUST be provided and held for the duration of the karaoke experience to cover incidentals (props, equipment).
  • No phones or similar electronic devices are allowed inside the room. These will be safely locked away while you’re playing. Google does not know the answers so will just distract you and we also dont want images online spoiling the experience for other guests.
  • You may take other items such as keys and wallets inside the room. But we recommend locking them away as well as they will not help you and may distract you.
  • Unfortunately, no Alcohol or other drinks are to be taken into the room.
  • You will find a blue illuminated button in each room. These are not part of the game. In the event that you need to leave the room, press this button and it will unlock the door to escape. Be aware that improper use of these buttons will ruin your game experience.
  • There are no clues above shoulder height. Please don’t unscrew light bulbs or play with the fire sprinklers or the cameras.
  • Don’t try and force anything open - 2 fingers of force is all that is required. There are some delicate puzzles inside the room. Everything that is supposed to move, will do so freely. By entering our Escape Rooms, your team agrees that you will be charged for any wilful damage caused by aggressive behaviour or miss-handling of clues.
  • Everything that you find in the room, needs to stay inside the room. The Game Master will get you to leave everything for the game in the game at the end of your challenge. They will also do a quick reset of the room in case things have accidentally ended up in your pockets.