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


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The Legislation

Section 15A of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with Stopping Sale of Liquor During Trading Hours and is set out below.

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15A Cessation of liquor sales during trading hours

(1) Extended trading periods A hotelier may, at any time during the period that an extended trading authorisation is in force in relation to the licensed premises:
(a) cease to sell or supply liquor on the licensed premises, and
(b) continue to provide, or make available, other services and facilities on the licensed premises (such as food and non-alcoholic beverages, entertainment and the use of the premises for conferences or meetings and for gambling activities that are otherwise permitted on the premises).

(2) Authority may approve of cessation of liquor sales during standard trading period A hotelier may, at any time during the standard trading period:
(a) cease to sell or supply liquor on the licensed premises, and
(b) continue to provide, or make available, other services and facilities on the licensed premises (such as food and non-alcoholic beverages, entertainment and the use of the premises for conferences or meetings and for gambling activities that are otherwise permitted on the premises), but only with the approval of the Authority.

(3) An application for the approval of the Authority under subsection (2) may be made by the hotelier concerned. Any such application must be accompanied by the fee prescribed by the regulations.

(4) The Authority may give its approval only if it is satisfied that:
(a) the operation of gaming machines on the licensed premises during the period to which the approval relates will not detract unduly from the character of the hotel, and
(b) gambling activities on the licensed premises will be conducted in a responsible manner.

(5) Cessation of liquor sales during standard trading period without gambling activities A hotelier may, at any time during the standard trading period:
(a) cease to sell or supply liquor on the licensed premises, and
(b) continue to provide, or make available, other services and facilities on the licensed premises (such as food and non-alcoholic beverages, entertainment and the use of the premises for conferences or meetings).

However, it is a condition of the licence that the licensed premises must not be used for the purposes of any gambling activities during any such time that liquor is not being sold or supplied unless an approval is in force under subsection (2) in relation to the licensed premises.