A list of publications put out by the department's service areas.

List of publications


Section 40 certificate of local planning authority policy

Guidance on submitting an unconditional section 40 certificate (certificate of local planning authority) or development approval lodged in lieu of a section 40 certificate.

Safety and Security at licensed premises policy

Including those licences issued as an Occasional Licence.

Responsible promotion and advertising of liquor

This document provides the industry with a framework of practices to follow in the responsible promotion and advertising of liquor.

Residential premises — licensing requirement policy

Guidance as to the legislative requirements associated with the grant of a licence and it also identifies the matters that the licensing authority may have regard to when considering applications in respect of a residential premises.

Standards of licensed premises policy

Guidance as to the legislative requirements and criteria that will be used when considering the suitability of premises to be licensed under the Act.

Refusal of service — powers of licensees policy

This guideline explains the provisions of the Liquor Control Act 1988 (‘the Act’) that can be relied upon by licensees and other authorised persons to refuse service to people.

Profit sharing and management agreements policy

Guidance on the legislative provisions relating to profit sharing and management arrangements, and the circumstances that must be taken into consideration when contemplating such arrangements.

Producer’s licence policy

Guidance for producers licence.

Proceedings before the director of liquor licensing policy

Under section 16 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 (‘the Act’), the licensing authority is required to act without undue formality and is not bound by the legal rules of evidence.

Outlet density — packaged liquor premises

Guidance on packaged liquor sales.

Off-site storage of liquor policy

Under the Liquor Control Act 1988 (‘the Act’), the sale and supply of liquor must always take place on or from the licensed premises.

Objections and submissions policy

Legislative requirements relevant to objections and submissions under the Act.

Lodgers policy

Guidance on lodgers on licensed premises.

Liquor accords policy

Guidance as to the legislative and operational requirements associated with Liquor Accords.

Juveniles present on licensed premises for reasons other than work/training policy

Guidance on the legislative provisions regarding the situations where it is acceptable for a juvenile to be present on licensed premises (for reasons other than approved work experience/training).

Inspection of records and access to documents policy

Guidance to the legislative and operational requirements associated with the inspection of and access to documents relating to licensed premises that are held by the licensing authority.

Incident register at licensed premises policy

To provide licensees with guidance regarding their obligations in relation to recording incidents that occur on and in the vicinity of their licensed premises.

Harm minimisation policy

The sale, supply and consumption of liquor needs to be carefully regulated.

Free drinking water policy

Licensees must ensure that water suitable for drinking is provided, free of charge, at all times when liquor is sold and supplied for consumption on the licensed premises.

Fire safety measures in licensed premises policy

A policy to provide a set of minimum fire safety measures for licensed premises

Page reviewed 05 May 2022