Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Bill

Legislation_largeOn Wednesday 17 February 2016, the Queensland Government passed the Tackling Alcohol-Fuelled Violence Legislation Amendment Bill 2015. This will result in a number of changes to the Liquor Act 1992 that liquor licensees need to be aware of.

We thought some of the following BRIEF information taken from the March Responsible Service newsletter would be of value.

Please note the information provided is NOT everything and there are exemptions to some of the topics…..so PLEASE jump on the OLGR website to get ALL the facts from the March 2016 Responsible Service newsletter.

 

  • Reduced liquor trading hours, including changes for Safe Night Precinct (SNP) licensees
    • The service of alcohol in licensed premises in Queensland (outside an SNP) will cease at 2am
    • Late-trading venues located in Safe Night Precincts will be able to sell alcohol until 3am
    • Safe Night Precinct boards will have until 1 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 1 February 2017, licensees within the precinct will have their trading hours automatically reduced to 2am
  • Lock out requirements
    • From 1 February 2017, a 1am lock out will apply to all licensed premises in a Safe Night Precinct, where the precinct is approved for 3am trading (i.e. a 3am Safe Night Precinct). This means patrons cannot enter any licensed premises in a 3am Safe Night Precinct between 1am and 3am. This restriction applies even if the licensee is only authorised to sell alcohol until 2am.
    • From 1 February 2017, a 1am lock out will apply to all licensed premises in a Safe Night Precinct, where the precinct is approved for 3am trading (i.e. a 3am Safe Night Precinct). This means patrons cannot enter any licensed premises in a 3am Safe Night Precinct between 1am and 3am. This restriction applies even if the licensee is only authorised to sell alcohol until 2am. After 3am, patrons can enter a venue to purchase food, non-alcoholic drinks and to partake in entertainment or authorised gaming.
  • A ban on supply of rapid intoxication drinks after 12 midnight
    • More information about the ban on supply of rapid intoxication drinks after 12 midnight will be provided by OLGR following further consultation with stakeholders
  • ID scanners
    • Mandatory ID scanning has been deferred to allow further consultation with stakeholders about the initiative.

Again….we can not stress more…the information provided is NOT everything and as with all things, there are exemptions to some of the rules…..so PLEASE jump on the OLGR website to get ALL the facts from the March 2016 Responsible Service newsletter.

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