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4902.0 - Australian Culture and Leisure Classifications, 2001  
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4 Other Culture and Leisure

    42 Amusement Industries
      421 Amusement and Theme Parks
      422 Amusement Arcades and Centres and Other Amusement Operations


GROUP DEFINITION

Group 42 Amusement Industries consists of units mainly engaged in providing recreation and entertainment services in the form of amusement parks, arcades or centres, or other leisure amusement activities not specified elsewhere in the classification.


CLASS 421 AMUSEMENT AND THEME PARKS

Definition

This class consists of units mainly engaged in operating amusement or theme parks which may include a variety of attractions such as mechanical rides, water slides, games, shows and theme exhibits. These units may lease space within their venue to other businesses which may operate amusement rides or provide services (such as selling food) on a concession basis.

Exclusions / References

Units mainly engaged in

(a) operating theme parks which have a heritage theme and which consist of original buildings and/or maintain a collection of original objects are included in Class 112 Other Museums;

(b) operating aquaria with or without an entertainment or performance element are included in Class 122 Zoological Parks and Aquaria;

(c) operating amusement arcades are included in Class 422 Amusement Arcades and Centres and Other Amusement Operations;

(d) operating mechanical rides or side shows on a concession basis are included in Class 422 Amusement Arcades and Centres and Other Amusement Operations;

(e) operating travelling carnivals are included in Class 422 Amusement Arcades and Centres and Other Amusement Operations; and

(f) operating refreshment stands on a concession basis are out of scope of the classification.

Primary Activities

Amusement park operation

Heritage theme park operation (not consisting of original buildings or maintaining a collection of original objects)

Theme park operation

Water park operation


CLASS 422 AMUSEMENT ARCADES AND CENTRES AND OTHER AMUSEMENT OPERATIONS

Definition

This class consists of units mainly engaged in operating amusement arcades, centres or parlours permanently located within one venue where people can participate in a range of games, often coin operated, such as pinball. This class also includes units mainly engaged in operating one or a limited number of side-shows, amusement machines or amusement rides which may be placed in a variety of locations such as shopping centres and fairgrounds and may be operated on a concession basis.

Exclusions / References

Units mainly engaged in

(a) operating circuses are included in Class 225 Other Performing Arts;

(b) operating pool halls, billiard parlours or billiard saloons are included in Class 322 Other Sports and Physical Recreation Venues, Grounds and Facilities;

(c) operating poker/gaming machines and other gambling facilities are included in Group 41 Gambling;

(d) operating amusement parks or theme parks are included in Class 421 Amusement and Theme Parks;

Primary Activities

Amusement arcade or amusement centre operation

Amusement machines or rides concession operation

Carnival operation including travelling carnivals

Children's fun centre operation

Go-kart centre or track operation for leisure purposes

Indoor play area operation

Mechanical ride concession operation

Mini-golf centre operation

Pinball arcade operation

Side show concession operation

Video game arcade operation


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