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:
    • promotion
    • sale
    • supply
    • consumption
    • use
  • minimise the harm associated with the consumption of liquor.

Liquor licence - general code of practice (PDF 267KB)


Consumer and Business Services (CBS) has created guidelines to help licensees to comply with the code:

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.

Licensee risk assessment and management plan template (PDF 317KB)

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.

Late night trading code of practice (PDF 101KB)

The Liquor and Gambling Commissioner has approved the CCTV technical specification and metal detector specification.

Digital closed circuit television (CCTV) technical specification (PDF 59KB)

Metal detector technical specifications (PDF 314KB)

The late night code also prohibits the entry or re-entry of patrons onto licensed premises after 3.00 am.

Late night sign (PDF 98KB)

Contact CBS Liquor and Gaming


Phone: 131 882

In person:
91 Grenfell Street

GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001

Related information

On this site

Running a licensed venue

Other websites

SA liquor reforms - CBS

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