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LIQUOR ACT


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I--PRELIMINARY

   1.      Short title  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Objects  
   4.      Interpretation  
   5.      Application  
   6.      Public interest criteria in respect of licence or licensed premises  
   7.      Meaning of drunk  
   8.      Application of Criminal Code  

   PART II--ADMINISTRATION

   14.     Assessors  
   15.     Tenure and remuneration  
   16.     Director-General to seek advice of assessor  
   18.     Inspectors  
   19.     Inspector's powers  
   19A.    Obstruction of inspector  
   20.     Assessors not to act if interested in matter  
   22.     Delegation by Director-General  
   23.     Protection from liability  

   PART III--LICENCES

           Division 1--Issue of licence

   23A.    Meaning of associate  
   24.     Licences  
   25.     Body corporate as licensee  
   26.     Application for licence  
   26A.    Disclosure of influential persons or potential beneficiaries  
   27.     Notice of application  
   28.     Assessment of applications  
   29.     Decision after consideration of application  
   30.     Duration of licence  

           Division 2--Conditions of licence generally

   31.     Conditions of licence  
   31A.    Conditions about identification system  
   32A.    Variation of conditions on application by licensee  
   33.     Variation of conditions by Director-General  

           Division 2AA--Additional conditions determined by Minister

   33AA.   Minister's power to determine additional licence conditions  

           Division 2AB--Condition applying to certain licences

   33AB.   Maximum floor area for store licence  

           Division 2A--Special conditions of certain licences about payment

   33A.    Definitions  
   33B.    Application of Division  
   33C.    Special conditions of licences  
   33D.    Payment for liquor  
   33E.    Retention of credit and debit cards  
   33F.    Exemptions  
   33G.    Deciding application  
   33H.    Decision notice  
   33I.    Compliance with conditions  
   39.     Surrender of licence  
   40.     Transfer of licence  
   41.     Application for transfer  
   43.     Consideration of application  
   45.     Certificate of transfer  
   46.     Liabilities and privileges of transferor and transferee  
   46A.    Substitution of premises  
   47.     Acting licensee  
   47A.    Continuation of licence after death  
   47B.    Licence to lapse in certain circumstances  
   47C.    Conduct of business after death  
   47D.    Conduct of business after bankruptcy etc.  
   47E.    Licensee by endorsement  

   PART IV--OBJECTIONS AND COMPLAINTS

   47F.    Person may object to certain applications  
   47G.    Applicant to be given opportunity to reply to objection  
   47H.    Facts specified as constituting objection delimits inquiry etc. in relation to objection  
   48A.    Power to suspend licence or impose or vary conditions  
   49A.    Licence may be suspended if drug premises order made  

   PART VI--SPECIAL LICENCES

   57.     Special licences  
   58.     Application for special licence  
   59.     Decision on application  
   59A.    Minister's power to determine additional licence conditions  
   63.     Revocation of special licence  
   64.     Application of certain provisions to special licences  

   PART VII--ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS FOR LICENCES AND SPECIAL LICENCES

           Division 1--Preliminary matters

   65.     Object of Part  
   66.     Application  
   67.     Meaning of complaint , disciplinary action and ground for complaint or disciplinary action  

           Division 2--Director-General's powers in relation to complaints

   68.     Complaints  

           Division 3--Director-General's power to take disciplinary action

   69.     Disciplinary action  
   70.     Monetary penalty  

           Division 4--Director-General's power to enter into enforceable undertakings

   72A.    Enforceable undertakings  
   72B.    Register of enforceable undertakings  

   PART VIII--GENERAL AND PUBLIC RESTRICTED AREAS

           Division 1--Preliminary matters

   73.     Interpretation  
   74.     Power to declare restricted area  
   75.     Prohibitions for restricted areas  
   76.     Application for declaration  
   76AA.   Director-General may propose declaration  

           Division 1A--Declaration of general restricted area

   76A.    Application of Division  
   77.     Acceptance of application  
   78.     Interested persons to be notified  
   79.     Director-General to consider submissions  
   81.     Decision on whether to make declaration  
   82.     Notice of declaration  
   83.     Commencement of declaration  
   84.     Revocation of declaration  
   85.     Director-General to ensure publicity of declaration  
   86.     Not an offence to transport liquor through general restricted area  

           Division 1B--Declaration of public restricted area

   86A.    Application of Division  
   86B.    Consideration of application  
   86C.    Inquiry by Director-General  
   86D.    Matters the Director-General must take into account  
   86E.    Decision of Director-General  
   86F.    Notice of declaration  
   86G.    Revocation or amendment of declaration  

           Division 2--Permits

   87.     Permit for general restricted area  
   88.     Guest of permit holder may consume liquor  
   89.     Person may deliver liquor to permit holder at holder's request  
   89A.    Permit for public restricted area  
   90.     Application for permit  
   91.     Consideration of application  
   92.     Decision after consideration  
   93.     Revocation of permit  
   94.     Revocation of permit by Director-General  

           Division 3--Powers of entry, search and seizure for general restricted areas

   94A.    Application  
   95.     Powers of search and seizure  
   96.     Holding of seized thing  
   97.     Commissioner of Police may release seized thing  
   98.     Court may release or dispose of seized thing  
   99.     Forfeiture of seized thing  

           Division 4--Powers of search and seizure for public restricted areas

   101AA.  Application  
   101AB.  Police powers of search and seizure  
   101AC.  Contravention notice  

   PART VIIIAA--SPECIAL RESTRICTED AREAS

           Division 1--General matters

   101AD.  Minister's power in regard to special restricted area  
   101AE.  Prohibitions for special restricted areas  
   101AF.  Notice of declaration for special restricted area  
   101AG.  Variation and revocation of declaration  
   101AH.  Delegation  

           Division 2--Permits for special restricted areas

   101AI.  Application for permit  
   101AJ.  Minister's decision  
   101AK.  Effect of permit  
   101AL.  Variation, suspension or revocation of permit  

           Division 3--Search and seizure

   101AM.  Application  
   101AN.  Powers of search and seizure  
   101AO.  Holding of seized thing  
   101AP.  Commissioner of Police may release seized thing  
   101AQ.  Court may release or dispose of seized thing  
   101AR.  Forfeiture of seized thing  
   101AS.  Contravention notice  
   101AT.  Application to court by alleged offender  
   101AU.  How court deals with alleged offence  
   101AV.  Court order if no application under section 101AT  
   101AW.  Interest in destroyed liquor  

   PART VIIIA--RESTRICTED PREMISES

           Division 1--Declaration of restricted premises

   101A.   Definitions  
   101B.   Power to declare restricted premises  
   101C.   Application for declaration of restricted premises  
   101D.   Director-General to consult regarding application  
   101E.   Decision after consultation  
   101F.   Notice of declaration  
   101G.   Commencement of declaration  
   101H.   Variation of declaration  
   101J.   Lapse of declaration  
   101K.   Revocation of declaration  

           Division 2--Offences, seizure and forfeiture

   101L.   Offences in relation to restricted premises  
   101M.   Police powers of entry, search and seizure  
   101N.   Service of contravention notice  
   101P.   Court order if no application under section 101Q  
   101Q.   Application to court by alleged offender in contravention notice  
   101R.   How Court deals with offence alleged in contravention notice  
   101S.   Interest in destroyed liquor  

   PART VIIIB--REGULATED PLACES

           Division 1--Consumption of liquor in regulated place

   101T.   Regulated place  
   101U.   Consumption of liquor at regulated place  
   101V.   Consumption of liquor at regulated place causing nuisance  
   101W.   Consumption of liquor at regulated place in designated area  

           Division 2--Police powers of search, seizure and forfeiture

   101X.   Application  
   101Y.   Search and seizure  
   101Z.   When contravention notice to be given  
   101ZA.  Court order if no application under section 101ZB(1)  
   101ZB.  Application to court by alleged offender in contravention notice  
   101ZC.  How court deals with offence alleged in contravention notice  
   101ZD.  Interest in destroyed liquor  

           Division 3--Exemption notice and exemption certificate

   101ZE.  Exemption notice  
   101ZF.  Exemption certificate for public place  
   101ZG.  Application for exemption certificate  
   101ZI.  Variation, suspension or cancellation of exemption certificate  

   PART IX--GENERAL OBLIGATIONS AND OFFENCES

   102.    Prohibition of sale or supply of liquor to person who is drunk  
   103.    Sale of adulterated liquor  
   104.    Persons on licensed premises after hours  
   105.    Permitting riotous conduct on or at licensed premises  
   106.    Director-General may declare licensed premises prohibited areas for children  
   106A.   Children on licensed premises  
   106B.   Licensee or employee not to permit child to enter or remain in prohibited area of licensed premises  
   106BA.  Offences about misrepresentation of age by child  
   106BB.  Offences about misrepresentation of identity by purchaser of liquor  
   106BD.  Seizure of document wrongly used as form of identification  
   106C.   Offence relating to irresponsible sale or supply of liquor to children  
   106CA.  Sale or supply of liquor to, or consumption or possession of, liquor by children on licensed premises  
   106D.   Definitions of parent and guardian  
   106E.   Evidence  
   107.    Licence to be kept on premises  
   108.    Licence to be produced on demand  
   109.    Permitting breach of Gaming Control Act  
   110.    Licensee must not contravene licence conditions  
   111.    Licensee to keep record of liquor purchases  
   112.    Licensee to produce records and other documents  
   113.    Licensee to lodge return  
   113A.   Wholesaler of liquor  
   114.    Registered wholesalers to lodge return  
   115.    Sale of liquor not authorised by licence  
   116.    Purchase of liquor not authorised by licence  
   117.    Children not to supply liquor  
   118.    Child not to purchase or collect liquor  

   PART X--ALTERATION OF PREMISES

   119.    Approval of material alteration of licensed premises  
   120.    Unauthorised alterations  

   PART XA--LOCAL LIQUOR ACCORDS

   120A.   Definitions  
   120B.   Particular parties may prepare draft local liquor accord  
   120C.   Terms of local liquor accord  
   120D.   Approval, variation and termination of local liquor accord  

   PART XAB--BANNING NOTICES AND EXCLUSION ORDERS

           Division 1--Definitions

   120E.   Definitions  

           Division 2--Designated areas

   120F.   Declaration of a designated area  
   120G.   Court proceedings regarding declaration of a designated area  
   120H.   Variation and revocation of declaration of a designated area  

           Division 3--Banning notices

   120J.   Police officer may give banning notice  
   120K.   Particulars to be included in banning notice  
   120L.   Requirements before giving banning notice  
   120M.   Variation or revocation of banning notice by police officer  
   120N.   Contravention of banning notice  
   120P.   Direction to leave designated area or licensed premises  
   120Q.   Use of reasonable force to remove banned person  
   120R.   Revocation of banning notice by Commissioner of Police  

           Division 4--Exclusion orders

   120S.   Making of exclusion order  
   120T.   Contravention of exclusion order  
   120U.   Direction to leave designated area or licensed premises  
   120V.   Use of reasonable force to remove excluded person  
   120W.   Variation of exclusion order  

           Division 5--General

   120X.   Disclosure of information for enforcement purposes  
   120Y.   Offence to permit contravention of banning notice or exclusion order  
   120Z.   Annual report by Commissioner of Police  

   PART XAC--REVIEW OF DECISIONS

   120ZA.  Meaning of reviewable decision  
   120ZB.  Meaning of affected person  
   120ZC.  Jurisdiction of Civil and Administrative Tribunal  
   120ZD.  Delegate decisions  

   PART XI--MISCELLANEOUS

   120ZE.  Access to information  
   121.    Power to exclude or remove persons  
   121A.   Returning to licensed premises after being excluded or removed from licensed premises  
   122A.   Duplicate licences, special licences and permits  
   123.    Return of licence, special licence or permit  
   123A.   Prosecution of licensee for actions of employee  
   123B.   Criminal liability of executive officer of body corporate – evidential burden of proof on defence  
   124.    Limitation of power to take disciplinary action or action relating to an offence  
   124A.   Averments in complaints  
   124B.   Results of breath analysis as evidence  
   125.    Delivery of documents by post  
   125A.   Guidelines  
   127.    Director-General may extend or abridge time  
   127A.   Licence etc. not personal property  
   128.    Regulations  
   128A.    Acquisitions to be on just terms  

   PART XII--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR LIQUOR ACT 1978

   130.    Saving of inspectors' appointments  
   132.    References to repealed Ordinance  

   PART XIV--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR LIQUOR AMENDMENT ACT 2006

   137.    Savings – restricted areas  

   PART XV--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR LIQUOR LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2007

   138.    Savings – permit  
   139.    Savings – licence  

   PART XVII--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR ALCOHOL REFORM (LIQUOR LEGISLATION AMENDMENT) BILL 2011

   143.    Definition  
   144.    Application of new Part VII  
   145.    Savings – guidelines  

   PART XVIII--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR LIQUOR AND OTHER LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2012

   146.    Definitions  
   147.    Continuation of exemptions under repealed provisions  
   148.    Applications and hearing relating to Certificate of Exemption  

   PART XIX--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR LICENSING (DIRECTOR-GENERAL) ACT 2014

           Division 1--Definitions

   149.    Definitions  

           Division 2--Applications

   150.    Application to NTLC Director – pending decision  
   151.    Application to Commission – not yet considered  
   152.    Application to Commission – under active consideration  
   153.    Active consideration  

           Division 3--Review of decisions

   154.    New review regime applies to post-commencement decisions  
   155.    Review of pre-commencement decision – application not yet made  
   156.    Review of pre-commencement decision – application made  

           Division 4--Complaints

   157.    New complaints regime applies to post-commencement complaints  
   158.    Complaint made before commencement – pending action  
   159.    Application for disciplinary action made before commencement  
   160.    Appeal against pre-commencement disciplinary decision – appeal not yet commenced  
   161.    Appeal against pre-commencement disciplinary decision – appeal commenced  

           Division 5--General matters

   162.    Continuation of ongoing documents and things  

   PART XX--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR GAMING AND LIQUOR LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2015

   163.    Application not determined  

   PART XXI--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR STATUTE LAW AMENDMENT (DIRECTORS' LIABILITY) ACT 2015

   164.    Offences  

   PART XXII--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR LIQUOR AMENDMENT ACT 2016

   165.    Application not determined  

   PART XXIII--TRANSITIONAL MATTERS FOR LIQUOR LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 2017

   166.    Condition applies to pre-existing licences  
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