Section 8 Liquor Act 2007 | Unlicensed Premises


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Section 8 of the Liquor Act 2007 (NSW) is concerned with Unlicensed Premises and is set out below.

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The Legislation

8 Keeping or using unlicensed premises

(1) A person must not:
(a) open, keep or use any premises for the purpose of selling liquor, or
(b) permit any premises to be opened, kept or used by another person for the purpose of selling liquor, or
(c) have the care or management of any premises opened, kept or used for the purpose of selling liquor, or
(d) assist in conducting the business of any premises opened, kept or used for the purpose of selling liquor,
unless the premises are licensed premises or are otherwise authorised under this Act to be used for the sale or supply of liquor. Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.

(2) A person who is found on, or who is found entering or leaving, any premises opened, kept or used in contravention of subsection (1) is guilty of an offence. Maximum penalty: 5 penalty units.

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