Section 17 Liquor Act 2007 | Other Conditions of Hotel Licences


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The Legislation

Section 17 of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with Other Conditions of Hotel Licences and is set out below.

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17 Hotel licence–miscellaneous conditions

(1) Cash advances prohibited A hotelier must not:
(a) provide a cash advance in the hotel, or
(b) permit a cash advance to be provided in the hotel on behalf of the hotelier,
except as a prize or bonus won as a direct or indirect consequence of participating in a form of gambling that may lawfully be conducted on the licensed premises.

(2) Hotels must be open to general public The business carried out under a hotel licence must not be, or include, a business that is limited to the sale or supply of liquor only:
(a) to persons who have been invited to use or attend the hotel, or
(b) to a particular class, or particular classes, of persons using or attending the hotel.

(3) Subsection (2) is subject to such exceptions as may be approved by the Authority on a temporary basis in relation to any particular hotel or to such other exceptions as may be prescribed by the regulations. Also, subsection (2) does not apply to the extent that is necessary to comply with any other provision of this Act or with any other law.

(4) Food must be made available Liquor may only be sold or supplied in a hotel if food of a nature and quantity consistent with the responsible sale, supply and service of alcohol is made available whenever liquor is sold or supplied on the premises for consumption on the premises. If any requirements are prescribed by the regulations in relation to the nature and quality of any such food, those requirements must be complied with.

(5) Prohibition on residents and employees drinking liquor in bar area outside trading hours Liquor may not be sold or supplied to, or consumed by, a resident or an employee of the licensee in a bar area of the hotel except at the time when liquor is authorised to be sold or supplied to other persons in that or any other bar area of the hotel. This subsection has effect despite any other provision of this Act, but is subject to subsection (6).

(6) The Authority may, on application by a hotelier, authorise the use of a bar area of the hotel for the sale, supply or consumption of liquor exclusively to, or by, residents at a time when liquor may not otherwise be sold or supplied in a bar area of the hotel. Section 51 applies to an authorisation referred to in this subsection.