Liquor Act 2007 (NSW)


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The Liquor Act 2007 regulates the sale, supply and consumption of alcohol in New South Wales.

It contains an ever-expanding range of provisions for licence holders and applicants, and can be confusing to business advisers and general legal practitioners.

It is therefore important to seek advice from lawyers who are experienced in representing hoteliers, nightclub owners, retailers, producers, wholesalers and others looking to obtain or protect their liquor licences and their hard-fought business interests.

Call Sydney Criminal Lawyers today on (02) 9261 8881 for accurate advice and superior representation from lawyers who are experienced in helping clients with liquor licences, and defending clients against charges brought under the Liquor Act.

Or click on a link below to read the relevant section of the Liquor Act.

Section 5 Liquor Act 2007 | Definition of Intoxicated

Section 7 Liquor Act 2007 | Licence Required to Sell Liquor

Section 8 Liquor Act 2007 | Unlicensed Premises

Section 9 Liquor Act 2007 | Supplying Liquor Against Licence

Section 10 Liquor Act 2007 | Types of Liquor Licences

Section 11 Liquor Act 2007 | Conditions of Liquor Licences

Section 11A Liquor Act 2007 | 6 Hour Closure Periods

Section 12 Liquor Act 2007 | Standard Trading Periods

Section 13 Liquor Act 2007 | Special Events Trading Periods

Section 14 Liquor Act 2007 | Authorisations by Hotel Licences

Section 15 Liquor Act | General Provisions of Hotel Licences

Section 15A Liquor Act 2007 | Stopping Sale of Liquor During Trading Hours

Section 16 Liquor Act 2007 | Hotel Licences as General Bar Licences

Section 17 Liquor Act 2007 | Other Conditions of Hotel Licences

Section 18 Liquor Act 2007 | Authorisations by Club Licences

Section 19 Liquor Act 2007 | General Provisions of Club Licences

Section 20 Liquor Act 2007 | Other Conditions of Club Licences

Section 21 Liquor Act 2007 | Places that cannot be Licensed

Section 22 Liquor Act 2007 | Primary Purpose Test for Licensing

Section 23 Liquor Act 2007 | Disclosure of Business Activity

Section 24 Liquor Act 2007 | Supply of Liquor to Complement other Activity

Section 25 Liquor Act 2007 | Authorisations by On Premises Licences

Section 26 Liquor Act 2007 | Authorisation for Take Away Consumption of Liquor

Section 27 Liquor Act 2007 | Requirement to Provide Food When Alcohol Served

Section 28 Liquor Act 2007 | Certain Licensed Premises Not to be Open to Public

Section 29 Liquor Act 2007 | Authorisations by Packaged Liquor Licence

Section 30 Liquor Act 2007 | Requirement for Liquor Sales Area

Section 31 Liquor Act 2007 | Restrictions on Granting Packaged Liquor Licences

Section 32 Liquor Act 2007 | Wholesale Liquor Suppliers

Section 33 Liquor Act 2007 | Wine Producers

Section 34 Liquor Act 2007 | Beer and Spirits Producers

Section 35 Liquor Act 2007 | Other Provisions for Wine Producers

Section 36 Liquor Act 2007 | Authorisations by Limited Liquor Licences

Section 37 Liquor Act 2007 | General Provisions for Limited Liquor Licences

Section 38 Liquor Act 2007 | Other Conditions for Limited Liquor Licences

Section 39 Liquor Act 2007 | Limited Liquor Licences for Special Events

Section 40 Liquor Act 2007 | Liquor Licence Applications

Section 41 Liquor Act 2007 | Statements as to Interested Parties

Section 42 Liquor Act 2007 | Investigations of Liquor Licence Applications

Section 43 Liquor Act 2007 | Requiring Further Information for Liquor Licences

Section 44 Liquor Act 2007 | Submissions to Authority Regarding Liquor Licences

Section 45 Liquor Act 2007 | Decision of Authority Regarding Liquor Licences

Section 46 Liquor Act 2007 | Duration of Liquor Licences

Section 47 Liquor Act 2007 | Granting of Liquor Licences

Section 47A Liquor Act 2007 | Definition of Freeze

Section 47AA Liquor Act 2007 | Exclusion of Small Venues from Freeze

Section 47B Liquor Act 2007 | New Liquor Licences During Freeze

Section 47C Liquor Act 2007 | Extending Trading During Freeze

Section 47D Liquor Act 2007 | Varying or Revoking Licences During Freeze

Section 47E Liquor Act 2007 | Authorisations During Freeze

Section 47F Liquor Act 2007 | Removing Licences During Freeze

Section 47G Liquor Act 2007 | Changing Boundaries During Freeze

Section 47H Liquor Act 2007 | Restricting Licence Conditions During Freeze

Section 47I Liquor Act 2007 | Granting Development Consent During Freeze

Section 48 Liquor Act 2007 | Community Impact of Licences

Section 49 Liquor Act 2007 | Extended Trading Authorisation

Section 50 Liquor Act 2007 | Drink On Premises for Wine Producers

Section 51 Liquor Act 2007 | General Provisions for Licence Authorisations

Section 52 Liquor Act 2007 | Authority Imposing Special Licence Conditions

Section 53 Liquor Act 2007 | Imposing Varying Revoking Licence Condition

Section 54 Liquor Act 2007 | Power of Director General

Section 54A Liquor Act 2007 | Directions on Sale On Other Premises

Section 55 Liquor Act 2007 | Providing Information on Interested Persons

Section 56 Liquor Act 2007 | Incident Registers

Section 58 Liquor Act 2007 | Training and Instruction Requirements

Section 59 Liquor Act 2007 | Change of Venue for Liquor Licence

Section 60 Liquor Act 2007 | Transfer of Licence

Section 61 Liquor Act 2007 | Transfer of Licence on Dispossession

Section 62 Liquor Act 2007 | Continuing Business After Death of Licensee

Section 63 Liquor Act 2007 | Endorsement of Licences After Licensees Death

Section 64 Liquor Act 2007 | Transfer of Licence After Death of Licensee

Section 66 Liquor Act 2007 | Appointment of Managers

Section 67 Liquor Act 2007 | Restrictions on who may be Managers

Section 68 Liquor Act 2007 | Approval of Persons as Managers

Section 69 Liquor Act 2007 | Notice of Appointments as Managers

Section 70 Liquor Act 2007 | Liability of Licensee

Section 71 Liquor Act 2007 | Liability of Directors

Section 71A Liquor Act 2007 | State of Mind of Corporation

Section 72 Liquor Act 2007 | Corporate Licence Definitions

Section 73 Liquor Act 2007 | Duty to Prevent Excessive Alcohol Consumption

Section 74 Liquor Act 2007 | Duty to Prevent Criminal Activity

Section 75 Liquor Act 2007 | Directions to Licensees and Staff

Section 76 Liquor Act 2007 | Self Exclusion of Patrons

Section 77 Liquor Act 2007 | Refusing to Leave Licensed Premises

Section 78 Liquor Act 2007 | Banning Orders

Section 79 Liquor Act 2007 | Complaints Against Licensed Premises

Section 80 Liquor Act 2007 | Dealing with Complaints

Section 81 Liquor Act 2007 | Decisions Regarding Complaints

Section 82 Liquor Act 2007 | Short Term Closure of Licensed Premises

Section 83 Liquor Act 2007 | Urgent Applications for Short Term Closure Orders

Section 84 Liquor Act 2007 | Long Term Closure Orders

Section 85 Liquor Act 2007 | Further Long Term Closure Orders

Section 86 Liquor Act 2007 | Breaches of the Peace

Section 87 Liquor Act 2007 | Late Hour Entry Declarations

Section 88 Liquor Act 2007 | Effect of Late Hour Entry Declarations

Section 89 Liquor Act 2007 | Provisions of Late Hour Entry Declarations

Section 90 Liquor Act 2007 | Varying or Revoking Late Hour Entry Declarations

Section 91 Liquor Act 2007 | Responsibilities Regarding Licensed Premises

Section 92 Liquor Act 2007 | Control of Business on Licensed Premises

Section 93 Liquor Act 2007 | Ceasing Trade on Licensed Premises

Section 94 Liquor Act 2007 | Boundaries of Licensed Premises

Section 95 Liquor Act 2007 | Displaying Name of Licensed Premises

Section 96 Liquor Act 2007 | Temporary Licensed Premises

Section 97 Liquor Act 2007 | Inadmissibility of Breath Testing Results

Section 98 Liquor Act 2007 | Work on Licensed Premises

Section 99 Liquor Act 2007 | Responsible Service of Alcohol

Section 100 Liquor Act 2007 | Undesirable Liquor Products

Section 101 Liquor Act 2007 | Restricting Sale of Undesirable Liquor Products

Section 102 Liquor Act 2007 | Restricting Undesirable Promotion of Liquor

Section 102A Liquor Act 2007 | Restricting the Encouragement of Alcohol Misuse

Section 103 Liquor Act 2007 | Closing Bottle Shop Areas of Hotel

Section 104 Liquor Act 2007 | Persons in Bar Areas Outside Trading Hours

Section 105 Liquor Act 2007 | Carrying Away Alcohol After Trading Hours

Section 106 Liquor Act 2007 | Supplying Liquor to Unlicensed Premises

Section 107 Liquor Act 2007 | Producing Liquor Licence on Request

Section 108 Liquor Act 2007 | Providing Credit for Gambling

Section 109 Liquor Act 2007 | Misrepresenting Credit

Section 110 Liquor Act 2007 | Falsely Indicating Licence to Sell Liquor

Section 111 Liquor Act 2007 | Taking Liquor Away from On Licence Premises

Section 112 Liquor Act 2007 | Obtaining Liquor by False Representation

Section 113 Liquor Act 2007 | Carrying Liquor for Sale

Section 114 Liquor Act 2007 | Sale of Liquor Over Internet etc

Section 115 Liquor Act 2007 | Declaring Restricted Alcohol Areas

Section 116 Liquor Act 2007 | Regulations Regarding Restricted Alcohol Areas

Section 116A Liquor Act 2007 | Regulations in Kings Cross Precinct

Section 117 Liquor Act 2007 | Selling and Supplying Liquor to Minors

Section 118 Liquor Act 2007 | Consumption of Alcohol by Minor

Section 119 Liquor Act 2007 | Allowing Minor to Sell or Supply Liquor

Section 120 Liquor Act 2007 | Adult Allowing Consumption on Licensed Premises

Section 121 Liquor Act 2007 | Minors to be Accompanied by Responsible Adult

Section 122 Liquor Act 2007 | Functions for Minors

Section 123 Liquor Act 2007 | Minor Not to Attend Licensed Premises

Section 124 Liquor Act 2007 | Licensee Not to Allow Minor to Attend Premises

Section 125 Liquor Act 2007 | Responsible Adult Not to Leave Minor Unaccompanied

Section 126 Liquor Act 2007 | Adult Allowing Consumption on Licensed Premises

Section 127 Liquor Act 2007 | Notices Regarding Minors on Premises

Section 128 Liquor Act 2007 | Minors Required to Provide Information

Section 129 Liquor Act 2007 | Minors Using False Identification

Section 130 Liquor Act 2007 | Prohibition on Detaining Minors

Section 131 Liquor Act 2007 | Definition of Local Liquor Accord

Section 132 Liquor Act 2007 | Eligible Parties to Local Liquor Accord

Section 133 Liquor Act 2007 | Establishing a Local Liquor Accord

Section 134 Liquor Act 2007 | Terms of Local Liquor Accords

Section 135 Liquor Act 2007 | Approval etc of Local Liquor Accords

Section 136 Liquor Act 2007 | Contributions to Cost of Local Liquor Accords

Section 136A Liquor Act 2007 | Precinct and Community Event Liquor Accords

Section 136B Liquor Act 2007 | Approval of Liquor Accords for Precincts

Section 136C Liquor Act 2007 | Approval of Liquor Accords for Community Events

Section 136D Liquor Act 2007 | Content of Precinct and Community Liquor Accords

Section 136E Liquor Act 2007 | Participation in Liquor Accords

Section 136F Liquor Act 2007 | Precinct Liquor Accord Contributions and Fund

Section 138 Liquor Act 2007 | Power to Investigate Complaints

Section 139 Liquor Act 2007 | Grounds for Making Complaints

Section 140 Liquor Act 2007 | Procedure for Disciplinary Actions

Section 141 Liquor Act 2007 | Disciplinary Powers of Authority

Section 142 Liquor Act 2007 | Procedure for Implementing Disciplinary Action

Section 143 Liquor Act 2007 | Legal Member of Authority Must be Present

Section 144 Liquor Act 2007 | Appeals to Administrative Decisions Tribunal

Section 144B(1) Liquor Act 2007 | Definition of Business Owner

Section 144B(2) Liquor Act 2007 | Definition of Prescribed Offence

Section 144B(3) Liquor Act 2007 | Definition of Relevant Person

Section 144B(4) Liquor Act 2007 | Definition of Remedial Action

Section 144B(5) Liquor Act 2007 | Definition of Reviewable Decision

Section 144C Liquor Act 2007 | Definition of Committing a Prescribed Offence

Section 144D Liquor Act 2007 | Incurring Strikes

Section 144E Liquor Act 2007 | Penalties for 1 or 2 Strikes

Section 144F Liquor Act 2007 | Penalties for 3 Strikes

Section 144G Liquor Act 2007 | Written Submissions for Review of Decisions

Section 144H Liquor Act 2007 | Reviews generally

Section 144I Liquor Act 2007 | Reviews by Authority

Section 144J Liquor Act 2007 | Appeals

Section 145 Liquor Act 2007 | Proceedings for offences

Section 146 Liquor Act 2007 | Time within which proceedings for offences may be commenced

Section 147 Liquor Act 2007 | Maximum penalties for certain offences

Section 148 Liquor Act 2007 | Additional Penalties

Section 149 Liquor Act 2007 | Liability of Licensees and Managers for Acts of Employees

Section 149A Liquor Act 2007 | General Defence Available to Managers

Section 150 Liquor Act 2007 | Penalty Notices

Section 151 Liquor Act 2007 | Forfeiture and Seizure of Liquor etc

Section 152 Liquor Act 2007 | Evidence During Proceedings

Section 154 Liquor Act 2007 | Review of Disqualification by Authority

Section 156 Liquor Act 2007 | Annual Reports by Authority

Section 157 Liquor Act 2007 | Delegations by Authority

Section 158 Liquor Act 2007 | Immunity of Crown from Paying Compensation

Section 162 Liquor Act 2007 | Review of Act

Schedule 1 Section 3 Liquor Act 2007 | General Provisions for Existing Licences

Schedule 1 Section 4 Liquor Act 2007 | Existing Hotelier Licences

Schedule 1 Section 5 Liquor Act 2007 | Existing Nightclub Licences

Schedule 1 Section 6 Liquor Act 2007 | Existing Retail Off Licences

Schedule 1 Section 7 Liquor Act 2007 | Existing Restaurant Licences

Schedule 1 Section 8 Liquor Act 2007 | Other Existing On Licences

Schedule 1 Section 8A Liquor Act 2007 | Restricted Trading Days Existing On Licences

Schedule 1 Section 9 Liquor Act 2007 | Existing On Premises Licences Functions

Schedule 1 Section 10 Liquor Act 2007 | Existing Caterer Licences

Schedule 1 Section 11 Liquor Act 2007 | Existing Vigneron Wholesaler and Brewer Licences

Schedule 1 Section 12 Liquor Act 2007 | Existing Community Liquor Licences

Schedule 1 Section 13 Liquor Act 2007 | Existing Governor Licences

Schedule 1 Section 14 Liquor Act 2007 | Existing Special Event Licences

Schedule 1 Section 15 Liquor Act 2007 | Existing Australian Wine Licences

Schedule 1 Section 18 Liquor Act 2007 | Manufacturing False Proof of Age Cards

Schedule 1 Section 19 Liquor Act 2007 | Giving or Lending Proof of Age Cards

Schedule 1 Section 20 Liquor Act 2007 | Tampering with Proof of Age Cards

Schedule 1 Section 21 Liquor Act 2007 | Confiscation of Proof of Age Cards

Schedule 2 Liquor Act 2007 | Kings Cross Precinct

Schedule 3 Liquor Act 2007 | Oxford Street Darlinghurst Precinct

Schedule 4 Section 1 Liquor Act 2007 | Definition and List of Declared Premises

Schedule 4 Section 2 Liquor Act 2007 | Special Licence Conditions

Schedule 4 Section 2A Liquor Act 2007 | Additional Security Measures

Schedule 4 Section 3 Liquor Act 2007 | Lock Outs for Declared Premises

Schedule 4 Section 4 Liquor Act 2007 | No Glass During Restricted Service Period

Schedule 4 Section 5 Liquor Act 2007 | Certain Drinks Prohibited During Restricted Period

Schedule 4 Section 6 Liquor Act 2007 | Requirements During Restricted Service Period

Schedule 4 Section 7 Liquor Act 2007 | Cease Service 30 Minutes Before Closing