Codes of practice
Codes of practice are there to:
- encourage responsible attitudes towards liquor including
- minimise the harm associated with the consumption of liquor.
Consumer and Business Services (CBS) has created guidelines to help licensees to comply with the code.
CBS has also developed a risk assessment and management plan template to help licensees have a written plan in place. It's not mandatory to use this template - industry bodies can develop their own templates for their members, or licensees can choose to develop their own management plans.
Late night trading code of practice
The late night trading code of practice (late night code) applies to venues that trade past 12.00 am.
The code includes:
- queue management
- drink marshals
- restrictions of the supply of beverages that promote rapid/excessive consumption
- restrictions on the use of glassware
- use of CCTV
- use of metal detectors.
The Liquor and Gambling Commissioner has approved the CCTV technical specification and metal detector specification.
The late night code also prohibits the entry or re-entry of patrons onto licensed premises after 3.00 am.