Licensed Premises

What is a licensed premises?

Licensee’s responsibilities

Licensees must practice Responsible Service of Alcohol, and not serve an intoxicated or under-aged person.

An array of colourful bottles on a shelf.

Liquor promotions guidelines outline that alcohol promotion must not encourage irresponsible or excessive drinking. Licensees must ensure undesirable liquor products are not served. Licensees must also display signage regarding laws and practices.

Types of licensed premises

Types of licenses: clubs, hotels, limited, on-premises, packaged, wholesale and producer.

Images of different types of licensed premises

Licensee’s responsibilities – safety and security

Security staff will check identification, scan it or fingerprint you to ensure that you are over 18.

Venue staff and security personnel have the right to refuse entry or turn someone out of the premises. This includes if they are intoxicated, violent, quarrelsome, disorderly, smoking, in possession of drugs or are non-compliant with a dress code or house rules. Reasonable force may be used to remove a person from a venue. You can get a $550 on the spot fine if you don’t leave when asked (fail to quit). If you are refused entry or turned out, you must move at least 50m away from the venue and not return for 24 hours.

Activity: Create a brochure about the important principles of RSA.

Activity: Create a table on different liquor licenses.

Activity: Scenario and discussion - Underaged drinking