Liquor and gambling

Information for parents of minors

As a parent, you can allow your underage teen to drink in certain locations, as long as you provide responsible supervision. You can also give permission to another adult to supply alcohol to your teenager, as long as that adult provides responsible supervision.

Responsible supervision involves many things, including:

  • the adult should directly supervise the teenager while they are drinking
  • the adult should not be intoxicated
  • the teenager should not be intoxicated.

You should take a common sense approach when choosing the age at which you give your teen a drink. It's important to understand the risks associated with teenage drinking, including the setting where drinking will occur, transport options, and the quantity and type of alcohol being consumed.

For teenagers aged 15 to 17, the safest option is to delay drinking for as long as possible.

Licensed businesses are prohibited from supplying alcohol to people under 18 years old.

Stop the supply of alcohol to minors - parent FAQs (PDF 201KB)

Contact CBS Liquor and Gaming

Email: liquorandgaming@sa.gov.au

Phone: 131 882

In person:
91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide

Post:
GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001

Related information

On this site

Minors on licensed venues

Other websites

Reform to SA liquor laws - CBS


Page last updated 26 April 2018

Provided by:
Attorney-General's Department
URL:
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Last Updated:
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