Who is responsible for checking ID on licensed premises?

At nightclubs and similar venues, it is advisable to check ID at the front door.All RSA QLD staff, including reception/door staff, bar attendants and security staff, needs to be alert as it is an offence for minors to be found drinking at your establishment! At nightclubs and similar venues, it is advisable to check ID at the front door as it is an offence for a minor to be found in the establishment.

However, bar attendants should never accept a generalisation that all minors have been turned away at the door. They must ask for ID again if they believe a patron is underage, (if they look under 25 then ask for ID!). If they have no ID, you should assume they are underage and refuse service or entry

Regardless of any systems in place at your venue, if you haven’t personally seen a patron’s ID and you have suspicions that the patron is underage, again check the ID for yourself, as you personally can still be held accountable for a minor consuming alcohol.

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