Lodging the application
There are various aspects of the juvenile function that must be addressed to obtain approval:
- Management strategy
- Liquor management
- Crowd controllers
- Function area
- Transport arrangements
- Police and council consent
- No pass-outs
- Inappropriate advertising or promotions
You must define what management strategy will be in place during the function to ensure it is run appropriately. This includes how your staff will be monitoring the event and how you will respond to incidents.
Liquor cannot be advertised, sold, supplied or consumed in the part of the licensed premises to be approved for the juvenile function. Any liquor must be removed or securely locked away prior to the start of the function. Please provide details on how this will be managed.
The music being played at the juvenile function must be appropriate for underaged persons. Please explain what steps you will take to manage the music for the function.
The provision of licensed crowd controllers will be considered on a case by case basis.
The area to be used for the function must be discrete from the rest of the premises with separate toilets and a separate entrance. Alternatively the entire premises can be used provided the licensee can adhere to the liquor management conditions.
Transport must be arranged for juveniles attending the function to ensure they are able to safely return home at the close of the event. It is the responsibility of the licensee to offer adequate or special transport options as required by the juveniles. Please explain how you will manage transportation at the end of the event.
Please note that all juveniles must vacate the premises at closing time and are to have left the vicinity of the premises with 30 minutes of closing.
The licensee is required to give sufficient notice of the event to local Police. Written consent stating that the Police are satisfied of the controls that will be in place, must be obtained prior to lodging the application at this department.
Pass-outs (such as stamps, tickets and wristbands) that enable persons to leave and then re-enter the premises will not be permitted at juvenile functions. The licensee must confirm that no pass-outs will occur during the function.
Inappropriate advertising or promotions
The licensee must ensure there is no inappropriate advertising or promotions available for viewing at the function. This includes advertising with the use of terms or innuendos inferring unacceptable activities such as XTC or Rave.
In addition to answering the questions on the application form applicants must provide written submissions in support of their application. The nature of the event and how it in is the public interest must be outlined.
Licensees should not advertise or promote the function until such time that the application is approved.