Prescribed entertainment consent
You must apply to the licensing authority for prescribed entertainment consent if you want your venue to host any entertainment that:
- is sexually explicit
- involves boxing or martial arts.
If you already have a prescribed entertainment consent, and you want to change the hours or the area, you must apply for a new consent.
The licensing authority will only grant you prescribed entertainment consent if it is satisfied that the prescribed entertainment is consistent with the objects of the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 and is unlikely to give undue offence to people who reside, work or worship in the vicinity.
When applying you'll need to upload a floor plan of the venue outlining where the entertainment will happen (a legible photo is acceptable).
What happens next
You can log in to LGO at any time to track the progress of your application.
Some applications are sent to the South Australia Police Licensing Enforcement Branch.
Some are also required to be advertised.
CBS will advise you of the next steps and what you need to do.
Submissions and interventions
If your application needs to be advertised, anyone will be able to submit their concerns and object to the application.
For example, if your neighbours think your business is going to be noisy or if they are concerned your business will have an impact on the neighbourhood they may consider lodging a submission with the commissioner.
The police may also intervene in your application if they have concerns about public safety and disturbance or the fitness and propriety of any person holding the licence.
If all the approvals are in place and there are no concerns raised by any member of the public (submissions) or police (interventions), the application process will take approximately six to eight weeks.
Submissions or interventions must be lodged at least seven days before the determination date.
If anyone submits a concern regarding your application you will receive a copy.
You may then be asked to submit a response to the commissioner.
In some rare circumstances, you may also be asked to:
- take part in a conciliation conference with SAPOL (or anyone else who submitted their concerns) and the commissioner or a delegate
- attend a hearing before the Licensing Court.
When determining a matter, the commissioner or delegate must consider all submissions, interventions and responses.