Section 14 Liquor Act 2007 | Authorisations by Hotel Licences


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The Legislation

Section 14 of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with Authorisations by Hotel Licences and is set out below.

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14 Authorisation conferred by hotel licence

(1) A hotel licence authorises the licensee to sell liquor by retail on the licensed premises for consumption on or away from the licensed premises.

(2) Trading hours for consumption on premises The times when liquor may be sold for consumption on the licensed premises are as follows:
(a) during the standard trading period or at such other times as may be authorised by an extended trading authorisation,
(b) on 31 December in any year (but without limiting the operation of any extended trading authorisation)–from the start of the standard trading period for that day until 2 am on the next succeeding day,
(c) at any time on any day (including a restricted trading day) to a resident of the licensed premises or to a guest of such a resident while the guest is in the resident’s company.

(3) Restricted trading days Despite subsection (2) (a), the times when liquor may be sold for consumption on the licensed premises on a restricted trading day are as follows:
(a) between midnight and 5 am on that day (but only if authorised by an extended trading authorisation),
(b) between noon and 10 pm on that day.

(3A) In the case of Christmas Day, liquor must not be sold for consumption on the licensed premises between noon and 10 pm unless it is sold with or ancillary to a meal served in a dining area on the licensed premises.

(4) Trading hours for consumption away from premises Liquor may be sold for consumption away from the licensed premises during the standard trading period or at such other times as may be authorised by an extended trading authorisation.

(5) No take-away sales on restricted trading days However, the sale of liquor for consumption away from the licensed premises is not authorised on a restricted trading day.

(6) Functions on other premises A hotel licence also authorises the licensee to sell liquor by retail for the purposes of a function to be held on such other premises as the Authority may, on application by the licensee, authorise, but only for consumption on those premises and at such times as may be specified by the Authority in the licence. Section 51 applies to an authorisation referred to in this subsection.