RMLV: the liquor licence document

Responsible Management of Licensed VenuesIf the chief executive or commission approves an application for a licence, the licensee will receive a licence document. Every licensee is issued with a licence document which contains the following information:

  • Licence type

  • Licence number

  • Premises name

  • Licensee name and

  • Address of the premises

  • Licensed area description

  • Permitted trading hours

  • Trading conditions

The licence document must be kept on the licensed premises and produced to an investigator if requested. A fine of up to $2500 applies (or $200 on-the-spot fine), if the licence document cannot be produced without a reasonable excuse, when an investigator or police officer requests it. If the licensee or approved manager is not on the premises, staff should also know where the document can be located. An example of a reasonable excuse may be that when requested, the document is at the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation for amendment.

The licensee, approved manager and all staff should also be aware of the details of the licence to prevent them from inadvertently breaching any of the conditions.

Any changes approved by the chief executive will result in the issue of a new licence document. Until the changes are stated on the licence, the licensee cannot change the way in which trading occurs. For example, if the licensed area is changed, liquor cannot be sold in the new area until the licence is updated.