Section 99 Liquor Act 2007 | Responsible Service of Alcohol


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Section 99 of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with Responsible Service of Alcohol and is set out below.

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The Legislation

99 Responsible sale, supply, service or promotion of liquor

(1) The regulations may make provision for or with respect to requiring or encouraging the adoption of responsible practices in the sale, supply, service and promotion of liquor.

(2) In particular, the regulations may make provision for or with respect to the following:
(a) restricting or prohibiting the conduct of promotions or other activities (including the discounting or supply of liquor free of charge) that could result in misuse or abuse of liquor, such as binge drinking or excessive consumption,
(b) the standards to be observed on licensed premises in the sale and service of liquor, for the purpose of preventing misuse or abuse of liquor,
(c) requiring licensees, managers and other persons engaged in the sale, supply, service and promotion of liquor and other activities on the licensed premises to undergo courses of training that will promote responsible practices in those activities,
(d) specifying the circumstances in which the Director-General may, in accordance with the regulations, require promotions or advertisements that involve the discounting of liquor to be accompanied by messages that encourage the responsible consumption of alcohol.

(3) Without limiting subsection (2), the regulations may adopt with or without modification the standards contained in an industry code of practice as standards to be observed on licensed premises in the sale, supply, service and promotion of liquor.

(4) The regulations under subsection (2) (c) may create offences punishable by a penalty not exceeding 100 penalty units. The penalty for any other offence created by the regulations cannot exceed 50 penalty units–see section 159 (3).

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