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New rules pertaining to sale of liquor in Car Parks

OLGR advises, that as a result of recent changes to the Liquor Act 1992, from 1 September 2016, any approval you had to sell, supply or allow liquor to be consumed in a car park is no longer valid. This

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Ban on rapid intoxication drinks after 12 midnight

A statutory ban prohibits the sale or supply of rapid intoxication drinks between 12am midnight and 5am for venues authorised to trade past midnight. Under the Liquor Act, a rapid intoxication drink is one that is designed to be consumed

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New OLGR Penalty Rate applies from 1st July

As predicted, the new OLGR Penalty Unit has been raised to $121.90. Most of the fines for breaches have remained the same in P/U terms – e.g. if a Minor is found to be consuming liquor on licensed premises, the Licensee

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Future changes to liquor legislation

Safe Night Precinct Boards have until 1st February 2017 to be officially prescribed as a “3am safe night precinct”.  If a safe night precinct has NOT been prescribed as a 3am safe night precinct by 1st Feb 2017, then all

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Changes to liquor legislation that will commence on 1st July

Changes to trading hours Safe Night Precincts From 1st July 2016, late-trading venues will be able to sell alcohol until 3am.  Venues in the safe night precinct can also remain open beyond 3am to serve food and non-alcoholic beverages, and

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Beware of ‘Guideline 60’

It appears that OLGR is ramping up its interest in risk management for venues on the Coast. Guideline 60 is about ensuring that plans are in place to manage the possibility of ‘rapid & excessive consumption’ within your venue. It

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Sale of undesirable liquor products

Any of the following criteria may be used to classify a product as ‘undesirable’: The name of the product, design of packaging of the liquor product, or class of the product (the product) is likely to be attractive to minors

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Maintaining a safe environment

Patron numbers often increase during the busy festive season. During this time you should be mindful of your obligations to provide a safe environment for patrons and staff, both within and around your venue. You should also ensure staff are

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Festive Season Rules

OLGR has kindly supplied us with a rundown on the terms and conditions of trading throughout the festive season: Christmas Eve On Christmas Eve, the sale and supply of alcohol must finish at 12 midnight regardless of whether you have

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RSA CERTIFICATES – AGAIN!

Who needs to be RSA trained? The following people must complete RSA training within 30 days of starting employment: the licensee (if an individual) any member of staff of a licensed premises who is involved in the service or supply

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Staff refresher in RSA – Free to AIBI clients

Are you ‘over’ having to keep your staff up to date with all the changes to the Liquor Act? Don’t you wish that someone else would do this for you (at no charge of course)? NOW YOU HAVE IT! Follow this

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Tips to refuse service

At some point all liquor licensees will be faced with a decision about refusing to serve alcohol to a patron. Whether this decision is based on legal or safety requirements, it is important to deliver a consistent message that all

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Safe Night Precinct Board members

Members of Safe Night Precinct local boards can include: licensees of premises within the SNP owners or operators of other businesses located within the SNP associations that represent the interests of businesses located within the SNP (e.g. Chamber of Commerce)

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Happy Hour

A ‘happy hour’ is any activity traditionally known as a happy hour, whether or not the activity is actually advertised as or called this. For example, a ‘publican’s shout’ or ‘afternoon special’ is regarded as a happy hour. It includes

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Latest news on ‘Safe Night’ Precincts

Fifteen Safe Night Precincts (SNPs) have been established and 11 of these have prescribed local boards. Officers from the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation’s (OLGR) Safe Night Precinct Unit have been out and about helping the management committees of

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