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Liquor Licence Inspections

Holding a liquor licence in South Australia means that you will get a visit from a licensing inspector for an inspection. Licensees can be quite nervous when they get the visit from the inspector.

So how do you avoid a warning letter or even fine?

  1. Wear your Responsible Person badge at all times
  2. Make sure your Risk Management Plan is update and ready for inspection
  3. s113 Liquor Signs must be displayed
  4. Have your floor plan up to date and ready for inspection
  5. Keep records of RSA training of all staff
  6. Make sure your liquor licence is appropriately displayed

Wear your Responsible Person badge at all times

We understand it is a hassle if you run a small café and only serve the occasional glass of wine here and there to always remember to wear your Responsible Person Badge. Unfortunately it is a requirement of being a licensed premises that a Responsible Person monitor the service of liquor and wear their badge at all times no matter if you sell 1 or 100 glasses of wine a night. Note that not all staff that serve liquor need to wear a badge you only need one Responsible Person.

Make sure your Risk Management Plan is update and ready for inspection

As part of the new code of practice introduced in January 2013 all licensed premises that serve liquor must have a Risk Management Plan. The inspectors will view this plan to ensure it is adequate and up to date.

S113 signs must be displayed

S113 signs state that “Liquor must not be served to persons under 18”. These signs can be purchased from our office.

Have you floor plan up to date and ready for inspection

Inspectors will check that the floor plan you have on record matches the existing layout of your premises. If you have undergone renovations or alterations these need to be reflected on your plans.

Keep records of RSA training for all staff

All staff who serve liquor need to complete online responsible service of alcohol training within 3 months of employment. It is the responsibility of the licensee to keep track of this and keep a record of all certificates.

Liquor Licence appropriately displayed

Your liquor licence needs to be displayed clearly at the point of entry of your premises.

 

If you need help with any of the above issues please feel free to contact us.

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