Liquor approved managers

Does your venue have an approved manager?An individual licensee or an approved manager must be on site or reasonably available during ordinary trading hours and extended trading hours between 7 am and 10 am. “Reasonably available” means being readily contactable by staff and able to attend the venue within one hour of being contacted.

The process for becoming an approved manager includes criminal history checks, confirmation of current RMLV and RSA certificates and the chief executive deciding whether the applicant is fit and proper to hold the approval.

To be eligible as an approved manager, applicants must be an individual over 18 years of age; they cannot be an individual licensee; and they must be the holder of a current OLGR approved responsible service of alcohol (RSA) certificate and a current responsible management of licensed venues (RMLV) certificate.

An approval for a liquor approved manager is valid for five (5) years from the date of issue. However the RSA and RMLV certificates are only valid for three (3) years. You must renew both certificates during this time for your approval to remain valid. Check the dates on both your Responsible Service of Alcohol and Responsible Management of Licensed Venues certificates and ensure they are still current.

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