Transport for New South Wales recently wrote to the Department of Justice and Attorney-General Queensland requesting assistance in raising the awareness of clients about the New South Wales Photo Card. This card is similar to Queensland’s Adult Proof of Age Card, however the New South Wales card can also be obtained by persons under the age of 18.
Licensees are advised that the New South Wales Photo Card is an acceptable evidence of age document for the purposes of the Liquor Act 1992. The authority for this acceptance is provided for under section 6(1)(a)(ii) of the Liquor Act.
Licensees and their employees, including contractors such as crowd controllers are responsible to ensure that non exempt minors do not enter licensed premises. It is also important to remind all persons employed at licensed venues that the sale and supply of liquor to a minor or consumption by a minor on licensed premises is a serious offence. Failure to comply with these obligations can result in enforcement action being taken against the licensee and/or employees of the licensee.
Harm minimisation is one of the key objectives of the Liquor Act. In this regard, the OLGR encourages all licensees to adopt best practice initiatives and implement appropriate controls and strategies so that management and staff are fully aware of their responsibilities and obligations with respect to minors on licensed premises.
For more details visit - http://www.olgr.qld.gov.au/publications/newsletters/responsible-service/2013-12/index.shtml#5