South Australia has proposed a better, simpler, and more effective liquor licensing law to parliament. The proposed law will improve regulation on same-day alcohol delivery, strengthen barring orders and improve transparency for alcohol license applications.

The proposed improvements to alcohol policy would strengthen barring orders and the regulation of same-day alcohol delivery while also boosting the transparency of license applications.

Same-day delivery alcohol

Certain license categories are allowed to sell a limited amount of alcohol for takeaway or delivery with meals. The proposed law makes it an offense to deliver alcohol to a minor or intoxicated person and requires those delivering same-day alcohol orders to be appropriately trained.

Barring Orders

The Liquor and Gambling Commissioner will be able to bar someone from a venue, an area of the premises, or a group of venues, at the request of the individual or a third party. This is consistent with laws regulating gambling venues. The Commissioner will also be able to bar someone from purchasing takeaway alcohol in specific regions to tackle alcohol-related harm.

Licence Applications

The Liquor and Gambling Commissioner at their discretion can publish certain documents online relating to a liquor licensing application. Thus, increasing transparency, and removing the requirement for people to view the documents in person only.

These changes aim to strike a balance between protecting the community from alcohol-related harm and increasing transparency for liquor licence applicants,” said Vickie Chapman, Attorney-General, as per Steven Marshall Premier of South Australia.

The changes would strengthen current laws and better regulate the sale of take-away and delivery of alcohol in South Australia.” 

Vickie Chapman, Attorney-General

These laws were proposed after several studies showed the harm caused due to alcohol delivery and easy and wide alcohol availability to Australian people.

Given the mounting evidence regarding harm caused by alcohol delivery and wide alcohol availability, these improvements in alcohol laws in South Australia – if implemented – will help protect people from the harm caused by the products and practices of the alcohol industry.


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