The Liquor Act 1992 prevents the sale or supply of liquor to minors. It also details the specific forms of personal identification (ID) that can be used by licensees, approved managers, RSA QLD staff and security to check a person’s age. The Australian ID Checking Guide details the acceptable proof-of-age ID in each State and Territory.
In Queensland the following types of ID are acceptable to prove age:
• Current Australian driver’s licence or permit
• Current Australian or foreign passport
• A current government-issued, proof-of-age card from any State or Territory
• Foreign driver’s license provided it has a photo and date of birth (DOB). Where a foreign driver’s license is not written in English, an International Driver’s Permit issued in the foreign country of origin (and including photo of licence holder and translation) must be presented
• Other current ID approved by Liquor Licensing Division (e.g. Victorian Keypass)
Regardless of any systems in place at your venue, if you haven’t personally seen a patron’s ID and you have suspicions the patron is underage, check again the ID for yourself, as you can still be held accountable for supplying liquor to a minor.