Section 12 Liquor Act 2007 | Standard Trading Periods


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Section 12 of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with Standard Trading Periods and is set out below.

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The Legislation

12 Standard trading period for certain licensed premises

(1) For the purposes of this Act, the “standard trading period” means:
(a) for any day of the week other than a Sunday:
(i) the period from 5 am to midnight, or
(ii) if the regulations prescribe a shorter period–the period as so prescribed, and
(b) for a Sunday:
(i) the period from 10 am to 10 pm, or
(ii) if the regulations prescribe a shorter period–the period as so prescribed.

The standard trading period applies in relation to the following premises:

(a) hotels,
(b) the premises of a registered club,
(c) the premises to which an on-premises licence relates (other than vessels),
(d) the premises to which a packaged liquor licence relates (ie a bottle shop),
(e) the licensed premises of a wine producer,
(f) the licensed premises of a small-scale producer referred to in section 34.

(2) Any such regulation that prescribes a shorter period for the purposes of subsection (1) may:
(a) apply to a specified class of licensed premises, and
(b) apply in relation to a specified day or days, and
(c) in the case of licensed premises on which liquor may be sold or supplied for consumption on the premises as well as for consumption away from the premises–specify different periods for the sale or supply of liquor for consumption on the premises and for the sale or supply of liquor for consumption away from the premises.

(3) Without limiting subsection (2) (a), a class of licensed premises may be specified by reference to licensed premises that are located in a particular area (however described).

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