Section 15 Liquor Act | General Provisions of Hotel Licences


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The Legislation

Section 15 of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with General Provisions of Hotel Licences and is set out below.

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15 Hotel licence–general provisions

(1) The following provisions apply in relation to a hotel licence (“the hotel primary purpose test”):
(a) except as provided by section 15A, the primary purpose of the business carried out on the licensed premises must at all times be the sale of liquor by retail,
(b) the keeping or operation of gaming machines (as authorised under the Gaming Machines Act 2001) on the licensed premises must not detract unduly from the character of the hotel or from the enjoyment of persons using the hotel otherwise than for the purposes of gambling.

(2) The authorisation conferred by a hotel licence does not apply unless the hotel primary purpose test is complied with in relation to the licensed premises.

(3) Any premises (other than the actual hotel) that are authorised by the Authority for the sale of liquor under a hotel licence are, for the purposes of this Act, taken to be part of the licensed premises to which the licence relates.