Terms and conditions

1. About Us

Griffith University Law Students’ Association Inc (“Griffith LSA”, “Us”, “We”, “Our”) is a registered incorporated association in the state of Queensland with the registration number IA57879. We own and operate the student discount card named “Coast Card” and carry on related business activities in relation to that card. In providing this student discount card, We own and operate thecoastcard.com. We operate under the ABN 62 811 899 721.


2. Your agreement to be bound

By purchasing, using or attempting to use a Coast Card, you agree to enter into, and be bound by, a contract with Us and your use of the Coast Card will be governed by these terms and conditions.

This document contains the full set of terms of use governing your use of the Coast Card.

Griffith LSA recommends that you read this document carefully before using your Coast Card. If you have any questions or would like more information about your Coast Card, please contact Us or the student association through whom you purchased your Coast Card. We are more than happy to help address any questions you have.

3. About Coast Card

Coast Card is a student discount card that seeks to bring great deals from local businesses (“Partner Business”) to students at Griffith University on the Gold Coast campus.

Griffith LSA sells quantities of the Coast Card to other student associations in Queensland (“Partner Association”). You may indeed have purchased one from them. If this is the case, a separate contract will (or did) arise with that Partner Association when you purchased your Coast Card from them. That contract is in addition to the current terms and conditions that govern your use of the Coast Card.

4. How these discounts work

We negotiate with Partner Businesses to offer discounts to holders of the Coast Card. TO PUT IT BEYOND A DOUBT, THESE DISCOUNTS ARE OFFERED BY THE RELEVANT PARTNER BUSINESS TO HOLDERS OF COAST CARD AND NOT BY GRIFFITH LSA. We will not be liable for any failure of a Partner Business to honour a discount.

Please read the discounts carefully. They may be modified by certain conditions or subject to qualifications. For example, it is common that a discount may not be available for use in conjunction with any other offer in a single transaction.

5. Amendment of these terms and conditions

We reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time. In the case of an amendment, We will notify you by posting the amended terms and conditions on thecoastcard.com.

6. Qualification for discounts

To qualify for any discounts available to Coast Card holders, you must be a student currently enrolled in a course at a tertiary education provider in Queensland. Any of Our partners may refuse to provide a deal to any Coast Card bearer who fails to provide valid and current photographic student identification when requested.

We are not liable for any persons who are ineligible at the time of purchase, or who become ineligible after purchase, for Our discounts.

7. Our discounts are subject to change

We cannot guarantee that all discounts will be available at all times. Our Partner Businesses may change at any time during the life of a Coast Card. You understand that discounts may change after you purchase a Coast Card.

We are not liable for the withdrawal of any Partner Business.

8. Making use of discounts

When you make a purchase at a Partner Business using your Coast Card, you understand that We are not a party to that transaction. Additional terms and conditions may apply between you and that Partner Business. These are not Our responsibility and We will not be liable.

Legal restrictions may apply to some discounts offered by Partner Business to Coast Card holders. You agree that it is incumbent upon you to investigate these for yourself and that We will not be liable.

9. Complaints about goods or services delivered

Any complaints about goods or services purchased with your Coast Card must be resolved directly with the Partner Business concerned because we are not a party to that transaction.

If a Partner Business fails, or refuses, to honour a discount advertised on Our website, you understand that We are not liable for this. While We act in good faith and endeavour to ensure that Our website is up to date, We cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy of the advertisements shown.

However, We would like to be aware of any instances of this happening. Please let Us know by email at secretary@griffithlsa.org.au and We will look into it. But note that We are not required to act on any complaint and do not accept liability.

10. Resale of Coast Card

You are not in any circumstances permitted to sell your Coast Card. If you sell your Coast Card to a third party, you agree to pay to Griffith LSA the full value of the Coast Card, including (if relevant) the excess value that the third party paid for the Coast Card.

11. Loss or theft of Coast Card

If you lose or your Coast Card is stolen, We will not issue you with a new card or refund the purchase price of your original card. You agree and accept that you have ultimate responsibility for your Coast Card.

12. Exchange of Card

You may not exchange your Coast Card for physical cash, currency, tender or any other type of card.

13. General

If any provision or part of a provision of these terms and conditions can be read in a way that makes the provision illegal, unenforceable or invalid, but can also be read in a way that makes the provision legal, enforceable and valid, the provision must be read in the latter way.

If any provision of these terms and conditions is prohibited by law or judged by a court to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, the provision shall, to the extent required, be severed from these terms and conditions and rendered ineffective as far as possible without modifying the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions, and shall not in any way affect any other circumstances of or the validity or enforcement of these terms and conditions.

These terms and conditions form the entire agreement between the parties and supersede all and any communications, negotiations, arrangements and agreements, whether oral or written, between the parties in respect of the matters that are the subject of these terms and conditions.

To remove any doubt—

  1. this provision does not extend to claims that cannot be excluded by law; and
  2. does not act to exclude any Venue Conditions from the agreement between the parties.

These terms and conditions are governed by, and construed and interpreted, in accordance with the laws of the state of Queensland, Australia.

The parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the state of Queensland, Australia, including any Federal Court of Australia registry within the state of Queensland.

If by reason of any fact, circumstance, matter or thing beyond the reasonable control of Griffith LSA, it is unable to perform in whole or in part any obligation under this agreement—

  1. Griffith LSA is relieved of that obligation under this agreement to the extent and for the period that it is unable to perform such obligation; and
  2. Griffith LSA will not be liable to the other party to this agreement for failure to perform such obligation to the extent and for the period of non-performance contemplated by this clause.