Short term liquor licences

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This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 8 April 2019 to 10 May 2019. Below is a record of the consultation process.

We would like your feedback on the proposed new short term liquor licence category which will replace the existing limited licences.

What is being decided?

As part of South Australian liquor licensing reforms, limited licences will be abolished and replaced by short term liquor licences.

The Proposed Short Term Liquor Licences will have three new categories.

Currently limited liquor licences are used for special occasions and usually cannot be granted for more than

Consultation Process

Now Closed

This online engagement was hosted on YourSAy from 8 April 2019 to 10 May 2019. Below is a record of the consultation process.

We would like your feedback on the proposed new short term liquor licence category which will replace the existing limited licences.

What is being decided?

As part of South Australian liquor licensing reforms, limited licences will be abolished and replaced by short term liquor licences.

The Proposed Short Term Liquor Licences will have three new categories.

Currently limited liquor licences are used for special occasions and usually cannot be granted for more than one month.

The new short term liquor licence category will no longer be required to be a special occasion and can be issued for any event or occasion. Some short term licences may be granted for up to 5 years.

Short term licences will be able to be issued to individuals, associations or businesses for a variety of events including weddings, fundraising, concerts, sporting and mobile events.

Find out more about the issuing of the short term licence.

Get involved

Read the proposed new short term liquor licences and tell us what you think.

How can your input influence the decision?

We would like input from people who currently conduct events that require limited liquor licences. Feedback will help to shape licence classes and application requirements.

This consultation will inform the drafting of the regulations.

What are the next steps?

The finalised short term licence information will be available on the Consumer and Business Services website in the second half of 2019.

Contact:

For more information contact:

Licensing Reform Team
Email: liquorlicensingreform@sa.gov.au
Phone: 8226 8499

Closing date: 5pm Friday 10 May 2019 (closing date now extended)




Background

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Legislation has been passed by the South Australian Parliament to implement reforms to liquor licensing in South Australia.

The reforms were developed in response to the 2016 review conducted by retired Supreme Court Judge Tim Anderson QC which included changes to liquor licence categories.

As part of the review a number of recommendations were made to the limited licence structure including that the limited licence category be abolished and replaced by a tiered system depending on the duration and nature of the event.

Delivery of the reforms has been divided into three stages to allow for operational changes and further consultation on different aspects of the reforms.

Stage 1 – December 2017

The first stage of reforms commenced in December 2017, focusing on protecting minors and reducing red tape.

Stage 2 – September 2018

Stage 2 changes create tougher penalties for breaches of the Liquor Licensing Act 1997, expand protections for minors, reduce red tape, and introduce additional changes in the best interest of the community in relation to:

  • direct sales
  • seizure of evidence of age documents
  • dry zones
  • welfare barrings
  • training requirements
  • liquor accords.

Laws have now passed that support the stage 2 reforms, many of which commence 24 September 2018.

Stage 3 – 2019/2020

The State Government delivered the 2018-19 State Budget on Tuesday, 4 September 2018, which includes the introduction of revised liquor licensing fees.

All current licences will transition to new liquor licence categories, commencing mid-2019.

To assist licensees through the transition of their licences, an easy to use web portal will also be developed.

Consumer and Business Services will continue to work with industry and licensees to provide advice about these changes.







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    Read the Proposed New Short Term Liquor Licences and tell us what you think.

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    The short term licence replaces the existing limited licence and authorises the licensee to sell or supply liquor, or the consumption of liquor.

    A short term licence may be granted for an event or occasion or series of events or occasions.

    A class 1 short term licence is not intended to be used for ongoing operations for example weekly social nights.

    It is proposed that class 3 short term licensees will be required to ensure that all staff involved in the sale or supply of liquor have undertaken Responsible Service of Alcohol training and an approved responsible person will be required to be present at all times.

    Prescribed entertainment consent will be required separately for the conduct of entertainment such as sexually explicit events or events regulated under the Boxing and Martial Arts Act 2000.

    Mobile businesses will be required to notify Consumer and Business Services of an upcoming event via an online portal. It is proposed that mobile and BYO business be a class 2 licence but will be distinguished from other class 2 licences to allow for different fee provisions and application requirements.

    The licensing authority will be given an additional discretion to determine that a licence should be a licence of a higher class than that applied for.

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    The short term licence information has been finalised.

    South Australia’s liquor licensing system underwent a review in 2016 and has information has now been finalised.