General and late night code of practice
General code of practice
The general code of practice is 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:
- General code of practice guidelines (PDF 169KB)
- Intoxication guidelines (PDF 180KB)
- Intoxication guidelines for bar staff (PDF 208KB)
Risk assessment and management plan
All liquor licence holders must have a management plan in place. You may be asked to provide this to a CBS officer at any time.
CBS has 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.