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LIQUOR ACT 2007


- As at 1 June 2022 
- Act 90 of 2007 

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - PRELIMINARY

   1.      Name of Act
   2.      Commencement
   3.      Objects of Act
   3A.     Meaning of dedicated live music and performance venue
   4.      Definitions
   4A.     Meaning of "Kings Cross precinct"
   5.      Meaning of "intoxicated"
   6.      Exemptions from Act

   PART 2 - PRINCIPAL OFFENCES RELATING TO SALE AND SUPPLY OF LIQUOR

   7.      Licence required to sell liquor
   8.      Keeping or using unlicensed premises
   9.      Sale or supply of liquor contrary to licence

   PART 3 - LIQUOR LICENCES

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   10.     Types of licences and authorisation conferred by licence
   11.     Licence conditions--general provisions
   11A.    Special licence condition--6-hour closure period for licensed premises
   12.     Standard trading period for certain licensed premises
   12A.    Extended hours for dedicated live music and performance venues
   12B.    Records to be kept about extended hours for dedicated live music and performance venues
   13.     Special events extended trading period for hotels and clubs

           Division 2 - Hotel licences

   14.     Authorisation conferred by hotel licence
   15.     Hotel licence--general provisions
   15A.    Cessation of liquor sales during trading hours
   16.     Hotel licence may be designated as a general bar licence
   17.     Hotel licence--miscellaneous conditions

           Division 3 - Club licences

   18.     Authorisation conferred by club licence
   19.     Club licence--general provisions
   20.     Club licence--miscellaneous conditions

           Division 3A - Small bar licences

   20A.    Authorisation conferred by small bar licence
   20B.    Trading hours for small bars
   20C.    Small bar licence--miscellaneous conditions

           Division 4 - On-premises licences

   21.     Certain kinds of premises not to be licensed
   22.     Primary purpose test
   23.     On-premises licence must specify business/activity or kind of licensed premises
   24.     On-premises licence--sale or supply of liquor must be with or ancillary to other product or service
   25.     Authorisation conferred by on-premises licence (generally)
   26.     Authorisation to sell liquor for consumption away from licensed premises in special circumstances
   27.     Requirement to provide food on licensed premises
   28.     Certain licensed premises must be open to general public

           Division 5 - Packaged liquor licences

   29.     Authorisation conferred by packaged liquor licence
   30.     Liquor sales area required if bottle shop is part of another business activity
   31.     Restrictions on granting packaged liquor licences

           Division 6 - Producer/wholesaler licences

   32.     Wholesale suppliers of liquor
   33.     Producers--authorisation conferred by licence
   34.     (Repealed)
   35.     Producers--miscellaneous provisions

           Division 7 - Limited licences

   36.     Authorisation conferred by limited licence
   37.     Limited licence--general provisions
   38.     Limited licence--miscellaneous conditions
   39.     Limited licence for special event

   PART 4 - LICENSING PROCEDURES AND RELATED MATTERS

           Division 1 - Licence applications and granting of licences

   40.     Licence applications
   41.     Statement as to interested parties
   42.     Investigations, inquiries and referrals in relation to licence applications
   43.     Authority or Secretary may require further information
   44.     Submissions to Authority in relation to licence applications
   45.     Decision of Authority in relation to licence applications
   46.     Duration of licences
   46A.    Voluntary suspension of licence
   47.     Granting of licence

           Division 1A - (Repealed)
           None

           Division 2 - Miscellaneous provisions relating to licences and licence-related authorisations

   48.     Community impact
   49.     Extended trading authorisation--general provisions
   49A.    Extended trading authorisation--small bars
   49B.    Special provisions relating to multi-occasion ETAs
   50.     Drink on-premises authorisation
   51.     General provisions relating to licence-related authorisations
   52.     Authority may impose special licence conditions
   53.     Authority may impose, vary or revoke licence conditions
   54.     Secretary may impose, vary or revoke licence conditions
   54A.    Directions relating to "sale on other premises" authorisations
   55.     Requirement to provide information in relation to persons interested in licensee's business
   56.     Incident registers
   57.     Authority may establish administrative policies and procedures in relation to licensing matters
   58.     Courses of training and instruction for applicants and licensees

           Division 2A - Periodic licence fees

   58A.    Periodic licence fee
   58B.    Suspension and cancellation for late payment of periodic licence fee
   58C.    Application for reinstatement of cancelled licence

           Division 3 - Licence removals and transfers

   59.     Removal of licence to other premises
   60.     Transfer of licence
   60A.    Alternative process for transfer of licence
   61.     Application for transfer of licence on dispossession of licensee
   62.     Carrying on licensee's business after death etc of licensee
   63.     Grant of application for endorsement of licence following death etc of licensee
   64.     Transfer of licence after death etc of licensee

           Division 4 - Special provisions relating to corporate licensees

   65.     Application of Division
   66.     Appointment of managers
   67.     Restrictions on who may be appointed as manager
   68.     Approval of persons to manage licensed premises
   69.     Notice of appointments
   70.     Liability of licensee for contravention by manager
   71.     Liability of directors etc for offences by corporation--accessory to the commission of the offences
   71A.    Evidence as to state of mind of corporation
   72.     Corporate licences--interpretative provisions

           Division 5 - Cumulative impact assessments

   72A.    Definitions
   72B.    Preparation of cumulative impact assessment
   72C.    Contents of cumulative impact assessment
   72D.    Consultation with relevant stakeholders
   72E.    Publication of cumulative impact assessment
   72F.    Review of cumulative impact assessment
   72G.    Variation of cumulative impact assessments
   72H.    Revocation of cumulative impact assessments

   PART 5 - REGULATION AND CONTROL OF LICENSED PREMISES

           Division 1 - Conduct on licensed premises

   73.     Prevention of excessive consumption of alcohol on licensed premises
   74.     Sale of stolen goods and possession, use or sale of drugs on licensed premises
   75.     Directions to licensees and staff of licensed premises

           Division 2 - Exclusion of persons from licensed premises

   76.     Self-exclusion of patrons from licensed premises
   77.     Non-voluntary exclusion of persons from licensed premises
   78.     Banning orders

           Division 3 - Disturbance complaints

   79.     Making of complaint
   80.     Dealing with complaints
   81.     Decision by Secretary in relation to complaint

           Division 4 - Closure orders

   82.     Short-term closure of licensed premises
   83.     Urgent application for short-term closure order
   84.     Order by Authority for long-term closure of licensed premises
   85.     Further long-term closure orders
   86.     Breach of the peace

           Division 5 - Late hour entry declarations

   87.     Secretary may make late hour entry declaration
   88.     Effect of late hour entry declaration
   89.     Provisions relating to making of late hour entry declaration
   90.     Secretary may vary or revoke late hour entry declaration

           Division 6 - General provisions relating to licensed premises

   91.     Responsibilities and liabilities in relation to licensed premises
   92.     Control of business conducted on licensed premises
   93.     Cessation of trade
   94.     Boundaries of licensed premises
   94A.    Boundaries of licensed premises--applications for temporary boundary changes for outdoor spaces
   94B.    Boundaries of licensed premises--applications for permanent boundary changes for outdoor spaces
   95.     Name of licensed premises
   96.     Temporary premises
   97.     Breath analysis equipment
   98.     Work carried out on licensed premises

   PART 6 - MISCELLANEOUS OFFENCES AND REGULATORY CONTROLS

           Division 1 - General

   99.     Responsible sale, supply, service or promotion of liquor
   100.    Regulations may declare undesirable liquor products
   101.    Secretary may restrict or prohibit sale or supply of undesirable liquor products
   102.    Secretary may restrict or prohibit undesirable promotion of liquor
   102A.   Secretary may restrict or prohibit activities that encourage misuse or abuse of liquor
   103.    Closing of certain hotel and bottle shop areas
   104.    Person in bar area or certain other areas of hotel outside trading hours
   105.    Carrying liquor away from licensed premises outside trading hours
   106.    Delivery of liquor from unlicensed premises
   107.    Production of licence on licensed premises
   108.    Prohibition on extension of credit for gambling
   109.    Misrepresentation or misdescription of credit transactions
   110.    Falsely indicating that premises are licensed or that person is authorised to sell or supply liquor
   111.    Carrying liquor away from premises to which on-premises licence relates
   112.    Obtaining liquor by false representation
   113.    Carrying liquor for sale
   114.    Sale of liquor through internet or by other communication media

           Division 1A - Responsible service of alcohol training courses

   114A.   Definitions
   114B.   Conditions of approval to conduct training courses
   114C.   Prohibition on granting interim certificates to unqualified persons
   114D.   Prohibition on providing training courses without approval

           Division 1B - Same day liquor deliveries

   114E.   Definitions
   114F.   Meaning of "same day delivery"
   114G.   Meaning of "same day delivery provider"
   114H.   Restrictions on same day deliveries
   114HA.  Age to be verified when agreement made for same day delivery
   114I.   Evidence of identity and age required for same day deliveries
   114J.   Liquor not to be supplied to intoxicated person
   114K.   Liquor not to be supplied in alcohol-free zones, alcohol prohibited areas or restricted alcohol areas
   114L.   Cut-off time for deliveries
   114M.   Records to be kept about refusal to deliver liquor
   114N.   Employees and agents not to be penalised for refusal to deliver in particular circumstances
   114O.   Self-exclusion
   114P.   Training of persons making same day deliveries
   114Q.   Same day delivery providers liable for acts of employees and agents
   114R.   Review of regulation of liquor deliveries

           Division 2 - Restricted alcohol areas

   115.    Declaration of restricted alcohol area
   116.    Provisions relating to making of regulations declaring restricted alcohol areas

           Division 3 - (Repealed)
           None

           Division 4 - Prescribed precincts

   116B.   Interpretation
   116C.   Prescribed precincts
   116D.   Prescribed precinct ID scanner system
   116E.   High risk venues--licence conditions relating to ID scanning
   116F.   Temporary banning orders--licensed premises in prescribed precinct and adjacent precincts
   116G.   Long-term banning orders--high risk venues
   116H.   Administrative review by Civil and Administrative Tribunal of long-term banning orders
   116I.   Regulatory controls for licensed premises in prescribed precincts

   PART 7 - SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO MINORS

           Division 1 - Underage drinking

   117.    Offences relating to sale or supply of liquor to minors
   118.    Offences relating to consumption etc of liquor by minor
   119.    Licensee not to allow minors to sell or supply liquor on licensed premises
   120.    Responsible adult not to allow minor to consume liquor on licensed premises

           Division 2 - Minors on licensed premises

   121.    Minors in hotels in company of responsible adult
   122.    Functions for minors in hotels and public entertainment venues
   122A.   Minors in small bars
   123.    Minor not to enter or remain in certain licensed premises
   124.    Licensee not to allow minors to enter or remain in certain licensed premises
   125.    Responsible adult not to leave minor unaccompanied on licensed premises
   126.    Minors must be refused entry to licensed premises
   127.    Notices to be displayed in relation to minors on licensed premises

           Division 3 - Other provisions relating to minors

   128.    Minor required to provide information
   129.    Minor must not use false evidence of age
   130.    Minors not to be detained

           Division 4 - (Repealed)
           None

   PART 8 - LIQUOR ACCORDS

           Division 1 - Local liquor accords

   131.    Definitions
   132.    Eligible parties to local liquor accord
   133.    Establishing local liquor accord
   134.    Terms of local liquor accords
   135.    Registration and termination of local liquor accord
   136.    Requirement to contribute to costs of implementing local liquor accord

           Division 2 - Precinct liquor accords and community event liquor accords

   136A.   General provisions
   136B.   Secretary may approve liquor accords for designated precincts
   136C.   Secretary may approve liquor accords for community events
   136D.   Content of precinct and community event liquor accords
   136E.   Requirement to participate in precinct or community event liquor accord
   136F.   Precinct liquor accord contributions and fund

   PART 9 - DISCIPLINARY ACTION

   137.    Interpretation
   138.    Secretary may carry out inquiries and investigations in relation to complaints and proposed complaints
   139.    Grounds for making complaint
   140.    Procedure for taking disciplinary action
   141.    Disciplinary powers of Authority
   142.    Procedure for implementing disciplinary action
   143.    Requirement for legal member of Authority to be present
   144.    Administrative review by NCAT of decisions by Authority under this Part

   PART 9A - DEMERIT POINTS SCHEME

           Division 1 - Preliminary

   144A.   Part 9 not affected
   144B.   Definitions
   144C.   Committing demerit offence

           Division 2 - Demerit points register

   144D.   Demerit points register
   144E.   Secretary to record demerit points incurred or imposed
   144F.   Secretary may publish details from demerit points register
   144G.   When demerit points come into force or expire

           Division 3 - Incurring and imposition of demerit points

              Subdivision 1 - Demerit points incurred for demerit offences

   144H.   Demerit points incurred for demerit offences--licensed premises other than club premises
   144I.   Demerit points incurred for demerit offences--club premises
   144J.   Notice of demerit points incurred

              Subdivision 2 - Demerit points imposed for prescribed complaints

   144K.   Definition
   144L.   Authority may impose demerit points in relation to prescribed complaints
   144M.   Notice of proposed demerit points
   144N.   Decision about imposition of demerit points
   144O.   Authority to give notice of decision

           Division 4 - Remedial action for accumulation of demerit points

              Subdivision 1 - Remedial action for accumulation of demerit points--licensees or managers of licensed premises

   144P.   Remedial action--accumulation of 2-3 demerit points
   144Q.   Remedial action--accumulation of 4-5 demerit points
   144R.   Remedial action--accumulation of 6 or more demerit points

              Subdivision 2 - Remedial action for accumulation of demerit points--licences other than club licences

   144S.   Definition
   144T.   Remedial action--accumulation of 2-3 demerit points
   144U.   Remedial action--accumulation of 4-5 demerit points
   144V.   Remedial action--accumulation of 6 or more demerit points

              Subdivision 3 - Remedial action for accumulation of demerit points--club licences

   144W.   Remedial action--accumulation of 2-3 demerit points
   144X.   Remedial action--accumulation of 4-5 demerit points
   144Y.   Remedial action--accumulation of 6 or more demerit points

              Subdivision 4 - General provisions

   144Z.   Notice of proposed remedial action
   144ZA.  Requirements for deciding to take remedial action
   144ZB.  Provisions relating to conditions imposed on licences under Subdivision 2 or 3

           Division 5 - Removal and reinstatement of demerit points

   144ZC.  Application by licensee or manager of licensed premises to remove a category 1 demerit point
   144ZD.  Application to remove demerit points
   144ZE.  Deciding application to remove demerit points
   144ZF.  Reinstatement of demerit points

           Division 6 - General provisions

   144ZG.  Submissions not to be used for prosecuting offences
   144ZH.  Administrative review by NCAT
   144ZI.  Effect of appeals against convictions for demerit offences

   PART 10 - CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS AND RELATED MATTERS

   145.    Proceedings for offences
   146.    Time within which proceedings for offences may be commenced
   147.    (Repealed)
   148.    Additional penalties may be imposed by court
   149.    Licensees and managers liable for act of employees etc
   149A.   General defence available to managers of club premises
   150.    Penalty notices
   151.    Forfeiture and seizure of liquor and other things
   152.    Evidentiary provisions

   PART 11 - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

   153.    (Repealed)
   154.    Review of disqualification by Authority
   155.    (Repealed)
   156.    Report by Authority on liquor licensing matters
   157.    Delegations
   158.    Crown not liable for any compensation
   159.    Regulations
   160.    Savings and transitional provisions
   161.    Repeals
   162.    Review of Act
   163.    Reporting on licensing and planning alignment
   163A.   Reporting on implementation of Liquor Amendment (Night-time Economy) Act 2020

   PART 12 - SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

   164.    Purpose
   165.    Definitions
   166.    Local councils to have temporary powers to encourage use of outdoor space
   167.    Repeal of Part
           SCHEDULE 1
           SCHEDULE 2
           SCHEDULE 3
           Schedule 5 (Repealed)


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