Licensee Obligations

Selling alcohol comes with very real and serious obligations. As a result, Consumer & Business Services has released a guidelines to help licensees understand their liquor licence and associated responsibilities.

It is an offence under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 to sell or supply liquor to a person who is intoxicated. An offence may be committed by the licensee, responsible person and the person by whom the liquor is sold or supplied.

A licensee must establish and maintain appropriate practices to minimise undue offence, annoyance, disturbance, noise or inconvenience to people who reside, work or worship in the vicinity of the licensee’s premises.

The Commissioner will attempt to conciliate between all parties. If the matter is resolved by conciliation, terms of settlement may become conditions of the licence.