Reminder about trading hours for Anzac Day and Easter

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Be sure to familiarise yourself with the guidelines for trading over next month’s Easter holidays and Anzac Day.

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) compliance officers will be out and about during these times and they wish to remind you that penalties can apply to licensees who breach the Liquor Act 1992.

Over Easter, alcohol service and gaming operations must cease at midnight on the eve of Good Friday (April 13). On Good Friday (April 14), you can sell or supply alcohol from 10 am to midnight in conjunction with a meal - and patrons can purchase alcohol for up to 1 hour before their meal, while eating, and for 1 hour after finishing their meal. Selling takeaway alcohol or providing gaming services is not permitted on Good Friday.

On Easter Sunday and Monday (April 16-17), you can trade at your usual approved trading hours.

Easter time can also mean increased patronage at some licensed venues. Please remind your staff to be vigilant with checking IDs.

From midnight on the eve of Anzac Day (April 24), you are not permitted to sell or supply alcohol or provide gaming services. On Anzac Day (April 25), you can only sell or supply alcohol if it is with a meal and only from 10 am to 1 pm. After 1 pm, venues can resume their normal trading hours and sell takeaway alcohol.

No gaming is permitted between midnight and 1 pm on Anzac Day.

If you have entered into a written agreement with an RSL or services club to sell alcohol at your licensed venue during an Anzac Day event held on behalf of their club (such as a dawn service), you will need to apply for an extended trading hour permit at least 21 days prior. Applications received by OLGR less than 21 days prior may not be processed.

For more detailed information go to Trading hours for liquor licensees.