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Effective date: 3 April 2019Last amended: 30 September 2021Next review: 30 September 2023
This policy is designed to provide information in regard to the subject matter covered, and with the understanding that the Director of Liquor Licensing is not passing legal opinion or interpretation or other professional advice. The information is provided on the understanding that all persons undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its contents.
Section 60(4)(a) of the Act outlines that the purpose for which an extended trading permit may be granted is catering, authorising the licensee to sell liquor as a caterer. The licensee must be engaged by a third party to provide catering services and trading will be authorised on days other than Good Friday and during the hours specified in the permit. This type of permit may be granted for an ongoing period of up to 10 years.
In terms of the public interest, under section 33(1) of the Act, the licensing authority has an absolute discretion to grant or refuse an application on any ground or for any reason the licensing authority considers to be in the public interest.
Section 100(2a) of the Act requires that an approved manager must be present at the licensed premises at any time when business is conducted at those premises. In this regard, a licensee may choose to employ a number of approved managers.
For further information on the requirements relating to approved managers, please refer to the Director’s policy titled Managers at Licensed Premises.
The Act imposes mandatory training requirements on licensees, approved managers, supervisory staff and bar staff in relation to the management of licensed premises and the responsible service of alcohol. There is also a requirement for licensees to maintain a training register that records employee information and their training compliance.
For further information on the mandatory training requirements and the register, please refer to the Director’s policy titled Mandatory Training.
Water suitable for drinking must be provided free of charge at all times when liquor is sold for consumption on the premises. For guidance on the minimum requirements in respect of this condition, please refer to the Director’s policy titled Free
The licensee is required to maintain a register of the incidents, of the prescribed kind, that take place at the licensed premises.
The following conditions will normally be imposed to maintain the integrity of the licence classification system in relation to the conduct of a catering business:
An application fee will not be charged to vary the permit in these circumstances.
It is recommended that licensees refer to the Director’s policy on Temporary Bars before lodging an application to vary the conditions of the permit.
Licensees should be aware that the approval of an extended trading permit can be withdrawn. If a licensee fails to comply with the conditions of the permit, the licensing authority may:
Application kits containing the lodgement guide and all the required forms can be obtained from the department’s website or by contacting the department on 61 8 6551 4888.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.