Second Phase of Liquor Licensing Reforms Commences

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018

A number of important changes to Liquor Licensing Act 1997 commenced on 24 September 2018 as part of the second phase under the Liquor Licensing (Liquor Review) Amendment Act 2017.

The following key changes are made to the Liquor Licensing Act 1997:

  • Evidence of age and identity for sale of liquor through direct sales (online, phone, mail etc) fo
  • A new $20,000 penalty for a licensee failing to comply with responsible person requirements
  • Introducing the capacity to mandate further training

In addition to the above changes, SAWIA continues to engage with the State Government on other proposed changes that have yet to commence including:

Changes from 12 licences to 8 (how wine industry licence types will transfer and how terms and conditions will continue to apply)

Annual licence fees

Mutual recognition of Responsible Service of Alcohol training where SA wineries serve products interstate.