Minors in licensed venues
It is against the law to to sell or supply alcohol to a minor, or for a minor to buy or drink alcohol in a licensed venue. If someone complains that you have sold alcohol to a minor and you are convicted, the court will:
- take disciplinary action
- suspend your licence if it's a first offence
- revoke your licence if it's not the first offence or not the first time disciplinary action has been taken.
You can be fined and the court can limit:
- the kinds of alcohol you can sell
- the times alcohol can be sold
- your responsibilities under the licence.
Minors working in licensed venues
Minors can't hold a licence or be in a position of authority in a trust or company, but can hold shares in a private company or be a beneficiary of a trust that has a licence.
Minors can be employed to clear tables or do general cleaning but can't enter gaming areas.
A minor can sell, supply or serve alcohol if they are 16 years or older and:
- are the child of the licencee
- are child of the responsible person for the venue
- are approved by CBS, if they don't live on the premises
- live on the premises.
On this site
SA liquor reforms - AGD