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Section 122 Liquor Act 2007
Functions for Minors

Section 122 of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with Functions for Minors and is set out below.

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The Legislation

122 Functions for minors in hotels and public entertainment venues

(1) In this section:”licensed premises” means a hotel or a licensed public entertainment venue.

(2) The Authority may, on application by the licensee concerned, grant an authorisation (“a minors functions authorisation”) to enable minors to attend a function or functions in a specified part of licensed premises. Section 51 applies to a minors functions authorisation.

(3) A minors functions authorisation is to designate function areas (that is, each part of the licensed premises on which the functions concerned are permitted to be held) and access areas (that is, each part of the licensed premises through or by means of which persons attending those functions are to be permitted to obtain entry to or to depart from a function area).

(4) Without limiting section 51, a minors functions authorisation is subject to the following conditions:
(a) at least 7 days notice must be given to the local police before any function is held,
(b) the notice must specify the name and nature of the function, the number of minors attending, the number of adult supervisors, details of the security arrangements and such other particulars as may be prescribed by the regulations,
(c) the licensee and person conducting the function must comply with any directions given by the local police or the Authority with respect to the conduct of functions for minors,
(d) liquor must not be sold, supplied, disposed of or consumed in the area in which a function is held,
(e) gaming machines and tobacco vending machines must not be located in the area in which a function is held and any area of the licensed premises in which gaming machines or tobacco vending machines are located must not be accessible to any minor attending the function,
(f) such other conditions as may be prescribed by the regulations.

(5) A licensee is guilty of an offence if any conditions of a minors functions authorisation held by the licensee are contravened. Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.

(6) Nothing in this section prevents a minors functions authorisation from applying to the whole of the licensed premises concerned.

(7) For the purposes of this section, “function” includes, but is not limited to, a function as defined in section 4 (1).

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