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LIQUOR ACT 2007 - SECT 4
(1) In this Act:
"accommodation premises" means premises that provide temporary accommodation
to travellers and includes a bed and breakfast establishment, but does not
include a boarding house, lodging house, nursing home, caravan park or any
other type of premises prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this
"adult" means a person of or above the age of 18 years.
"airport" means a public airport established and maintained by a local
"authorised officer" has the same meaning as in the Law Enforcement
(Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 .
"Authority" means the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority constituted
under the Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007 .
"bar area" , in relation to a hotel or club premises, means any part of the
hotel or club premises in which liquor is ordinarily sold or supplied for
consumption in the hotel or on the club premises, but does not include:
dining area in the hotel or on the club premises, or
(b) any part of the
hotel in which liquor is, otherwise than as authorised under section 17 (6),
sold or supplied exclusively to residents, or
(c) any part of the hotel in
respect of which a minors area authorisation or minors functions authorisation
is in force, whenever the authorisation operates to authorise the use by a
minor of that part, or
(d) any part of the club premises in respect of which
an authorisation under section 22 of the Registered Clubs Act 1976 specifying
the part as a non-restricted area is in force, or
(e) any part of the
club premises in respect of which:
(i) a junior members authorisation under
section 22A of the Registered Clubs Act 1976 is in force, or
(ii) a club
functions authorisation under section 23 of that Act is in force, whenever the
authorisation operates to authorise the use by a minor of that part.
"bed and breakfast establishment" means premises that provide temporary guest
accommodation (other than dormitory-style accommodation) and where:
establishment is operated by the permanent residents of the establishment, and
(b) meals are provided for guests only.
"beer" means liquor that is beer, ale, lager, pilsener, porter, stout or any
other fermented malt liquor or any fermented liquor made from hops or that for
the purposes of sale is held out to be beer.
"catering service" means a service for supplying food or liquor (or both) for
consumption at a function, occasion or event.
"close associate" means a close associate within the meaning of the
Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007 .
"club premises" means the premises to which a club licence relates.
"community event liquor accord" -see section 136A.
"criminal intelligence" means information classified by the Commissioner of
Police as criminal intelligence within the meaning of the
Crimes (Criminal Organisations Control) Act 2012 , or declared by the Supreme
Court under that Act to be criminal intelligence.
"dining area" , in relation to licensed premises, means a part of the
licensed premises used permanently and primarily for the consumption of meals
"drink on-premises authorisation" means an authorisation referred to in
"employ" includes engage under a contract for services.
"employee" includes, except in the case of a registered club, a person engaged
under a contract for services.
"evidence of age document" for a person means any of the following documents
that bears a photograph of the person and that indicates (by reference to the
person’s date of birth or otherwise) that the person has attained a
particular age, but does not include any such document that has expired or
otherwise appears not to be in force:
(a) a motor vehicle driver or rider’s
licence or permit issued by Roads and Maritime Services or by the
corresponding public authority of another State or Territory or under the law
of another country,
(b) a Photo Card issued under the Photo Card Act 2005 ,
(c) a document (referred to as
"an existing RTA proof of age card" ) issued by the Roads and Traffic
Authority under section 117EA of the Liquor Act 1982 and in force immediately
before the repeal of that section by this Act,
Note : Existing RTA proof of
age cards cease to be valid for any purpose on 14 December 2008-see Division 3
of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to this Act.
(d) a proof of age card (however
described) issued by a public authority of the Commonwealth or of another
State or Territory for the purpose of attesting to a person’s identity and
(e) an Australian or foreign passport,
(f) any other class of document
prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this definition.
"extended trading authorisation" means an extended trading authorisation under
section 49 or 49A.
"financial institution" means a bank or authorised deposit-taking institution.
"function" means any dinner, ball, convention, seminar, sporting event, race
meeting, exhibition, performance, trade fair or other fair, fete or carnival,
or any other event or activity, that is conducted for public amusement or
entertainment or to raise funds for any charitable or other purpose and, in
relation to a surf life saving club, includes any gathering of members of the
club (and their guests) organised by the club for social purposes.
"general bar licence" -see section 16.
"hotel" means the premises to which a hotel licence relates.
"hotelier" means the holder of a hotel licence under this Act.
"inspector" means an inspector within the meaning of the
Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007 .
"intoxicated" -see section 5.
"Kings Cross precinct" -see section 4A.
"licence" means a licence under this Act.
"licensed premises" means the premises to which a licence relates.
"licensee" means the holder of a licence.
(a) a beverage which, at 20° Celsius, contains more than
1.15% ethanol by volume, or
(b) any thing that is not a beverage referred to
in paragraph (a) but, for the purposes of sale, is held out to be beer or
(c) any other substance prescribed by the regulations as liquor.
"liquor accord" means a local liquor accord, precinct liquor accord or
community event liquor accord.
"local consent authority" , in relation to licensed premises or proposed
licensed premises, means:
(a) the local council in whose area (within the
meaning of the Local Government Act 1993 ) the premises are, or will be,
(b) if consent to the carrying out of development on the land
concerned is required from a person or body other than the council-that person
"local liquor accord" -see section 131.
"manager" of licensed premises means any of the following:
(a) a person
appointed by the licensee under section 66 to manage the licensed premises,
(b) in the case of a registered club that has only one set of premises or is a
registered club referred to in section 66 (3)-the secretary of the
(c) in the case of a high risk venue within the meaning of
section 116AA or 116B-a person appointed by the licensee, in accordance with
licence conditions imposed by the regulations under section 116A or 116I,
respectively, to be present in the venue in accordance with those conditions.
"meal" means a genuine meal consumed by a person at a dining table and
includes, in the case of an on-premises licence that relates to
(a) a meal supplied by the proprietor for immediate
consumption (otherwise than at a dining table) on or away from the premises,
(b) a picnic-style hamper supplied by the proprietor for consumption
(otherwise than at a dining table) away from the premises on the same day as
it is supplied.
"minor" means a person who is under the age of 18 years.
"minors area authorisation" means an authorisation referred to in section 121.
"minors functions authorisation" means an authorisation referred to in section
"non-proprietary association" means:
(a) an incorporated or unincorporated
body or association of persons (including a club) that, by its constitution or
any law that governs its activities:
(i) is required to apply its profits (if
any) and other income to the promotion of its objects or to purposes provided
for by any such law, and
(ii) is prohibited from paying dividends, or
distributing profits or income, to its shareholders or members, or
local council, or
(c) any public authority or community organisation
prescribed by the regulations to be a non-proprietary association for the
purposes of this definition.
"owner" of premises means the person entitled to the rents or profits of the
"person authorised to sell liquor" means:
(a) a licensee, or
(b) a person who
is authorised by the law of another State or Territory to sell liquor, or
any person who sells or supplies liquor (whether in New South Wales or
elsewhere) but is not required by this Act to hold a licence in respect of the
sale or supply of liquor in New South Wales, or
(d) a person who is
prescribed by the regulations, or who is of a class of persons prescribed by
the regulations, for the purposes of this definition.
"precinct liquor accord" -see section 136A.
(a) a building or structure, or
(b) land or a place
(whether built on or not), or
(c) a vehicle, vessel or aircraft.
"prescribed precinct-" see section 116C.
"prohibited drug" and
"prohibited plant" have the same meanings as in the Drug Misuse and
Trafficking Act 1985 .
"public entertainment venue" means any of the following:
(a) a cinema,
(c) premises in respect of which the primary business or activity is
the provision of entertainment to members of the public by a person who is
physically present on the premises and is actually providing the
"racing club" means a body (whether incorporated or unincorporated) registered
as a racing club by Racing New South Wales, Harness Racing New South Wales or
Greyhound Racing New South Wales.
"registered club" means a club that holds a club licence under this Act.
"related corporation" of a licensee means:
(a) if the licensee is a
corporation-a corporation that, within the meaning of the
Corporations Act 2001 of the Commonwealth, is a related body corporate of the
(b) if the licensee is an individual-a corporation:
employs the licensee, or
(ii) in respect of which the licensee occupies a
position of authority.
"resident" of licensed premises means a person (other than the licensee) who
resides, or is staying overnight in, a part of the premises that has been set
aside for the purposes of accommodation.
"responsible adult" , in relation to a minor, means an adult who is:
parent, step-parent or guardian of the minor, or
(b) the minor’s spouse or
de facto partner, or
(c) for the time being standing in as the parent of the
"responsible person" for licensed premises means any of the following:
(b) the manager of the premises,
(c) an employee or agent of the
licensee or manager,
(d) a person acting or purporting to act on behalf of
the licensee or manager.
"restaurant" means premises (however described) in respect of which the
primary purpose is the business of preparing and serving meals to the public.
"restricted alcohol area" means any part of the State declared by the
regulations under section 115 to be a restricted alcohol area for the purposes
of this Act.
"restricted trading day" means Good Friday or Christmas Day.
"Secretary" means the Secretary of the Department of Trade and Investment,
Regional Infrastructure and Services.
"secretary" of a registered club has the same meaning as in the
Registered Clubs Act 1976 .
"sell" includes any of the following:
(a) barter or exchange,
agree or attempt to sell,
(c) expose, send, forward or deliver for sale,
cause or permit to be sold or offered for sale.
"small bar" means the premises to which a small bar licence relates.
"standard trading period" -see section 12.
"supply" includes dispose of or deliver.
"surf life saving club" means a body (whether incorporated or unincorporated)
that provides surf life saving services to members of the public in New South
"tasting" , in relation to liquor, means sampling a small amount of a
particular product (including such an amount as may be prescribed by the
regulations) usually for the first time or for the purpose of deciding whether
to purchase a larger quantity of the product (or both), but does not include
sampling to the extent that it is no longer ancillary to the primary purpose
for which customers or intending customers are being supplied with the
product, namely purchasing the product for consumption away from the
licensed premises concerned.
"tertiary institution" means a university or a TAFE establishment within the
meaning of the Technical and Further Education Commission Act 1990 .
"trading hours" of licensed premises means the times during which, subject to
this Act and the conditions of the licence, the sale or supply of liquor on
the premises is authorised.
Note : The Interpretation Act 1987 contains
definitions and other provisions that affect the interpretation and
application of this Act.
(2) In this Act, a reference to the
"exercise of a function" (except in the context of a function as defined in
subsection (1)) includes a reference to the exercise or performance of a
power, authority or duty.
(3) Notes included in the text of this Act do not
form part of this Act.
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