Clubs have joined together with local high schools in NSW's Murray region to take a stand against "bullying, stalking, cyber stalking and threatening behaviour".
Any person under 22 or younger who wants to get a job at a registered club will need to get a verbal referee check from their high school.
If the school tells the club they've been involved in bullying or threatening behaviour, the job applicant will get the thumbs down.
"If you bully or threaten students, then you are risking your own career prospects," ClubsNSW chief executive Anthony Ball said in a statement.
He said the BULLYcheck program took the focus off victims and put it on the perpetrators.
"Bullies don't care about the harm they do to others," Mr Ball said.
"This program forces students to think about the effect their bullying will have on their own career, which for many is the most powerful motivator of all."
But if a student raises their own history of being a bully - and shows genuine remorse - then Mr Ball said their application would be considered on its merits.
CEO of the Murray Down Golf and Country Club, Greg Roberts, said bullying in the workplace costs the Australian economy up to $13 billion a year.
"Experts tell us that bullying that goes uncorrected in the schoolyard often continues through to the workplace," he said.
The program is expected to be rolled-out statewide next year.
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