Entertainment is only mandatory for licensees and approved managers with a “commercial other subsidiary on-premises licence” where the principal activity is the provision of entertainment. Other licensees may conduct entertainment as long as it does not create a noise nuisance.
The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OGLR) tries, where possible, to encourage complainants to contact the licensee or approved manager directly. Sometimes, this is the only indication the licensee has that there is a problem.
For licensees and approved managers, the simplest method to determine if the noise is too loud is to walk to the property line of the closest residence to the venue whilst entertainment is being conducted.
From as early as 1838, licensees have had to display their name in a conspicuous spot outside the venue. At that time, the holders of publican‘s general licences and wine and beer licences were also required to keep a lamp with at least two burners over the door, burning from sunset to sunrise.
If 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:
What is the licensed area? The part of the building and land where liquor can be sold, supplied and consumed is called the licensed area. The licensed area is stated on the licence document under the heading “Licensed Area Description.” The licensed area description contains what buildings or part of buildings are licensed and details […]
For licensees and approved managers to meet their obligations under the Act, it is necessary that they are aware and have an understanding of the basic offences and trading rules under the Act. A range of penalty action may be taken under the Act if a licensee, manager or other person is found breaching the […]
Licensees and approved managers must operate their businesses within the parameters of the Liquor Act 1992. To do so, they must have a sound knowledge of the Act. The main purposes of the Liquor Act 1992 are to:
Who is an investigator? An investigator is either an OLGR compliance officer or a police officer. OLGR staff members are issued with a photographic identification card. Licensees and staff should request to see this identification if it has not been shown to them. The investigator is not entitled to exercise powers under the Act unless […]
Offences for licensees and approved managers under the Liquor Act may be categorised as: 1. Offences for licensees, approved managers, employees and contractors 2. Offences that can be committed by any member of the public