Would everyone please be upstanding

Patrons may no longer need to be seated when consuming alcohol outside licensed venues.

After a nine month review of selected venues, Consumer and Business Services has now changed the standard condition regarding the consumption of alcohol outside licensed venues.

Consumer and Business Services will now permit licensees to apply for the removal of the condition that patrons must be seated whilst drinking alcohol in outside designated licensed areas.  This move will permit patrons to consume alcohol while standing in outdoor areas where they were previously required to be seated.

Licensees will need to pay a fee of $111 to apply to Consumer and Business Services for this condition to be removed from liquor licences.  This is substantially less than their standard fee of $518 for the variation of licence conditions and the ongoing penalties for breaches of this condition.

Licensees need to note that applications to remove the condition on licences will be individually reviewed, and Consumer and Business Services will consult with the local government and the South Australian Police as a part of this review process before removal is granted.

For further information or assistance to apply, please contact us.

For more information, please contact:
Sandy Donaldson

Sandy Donaldson
p.  +61 8 8124 1954
e.  Email me

This communication provides general information which is current as at the time of production. The information contained in this communication does not constitute advice and should not be relied upon as such. Professional advice should be sought prior to any action being taken in reliance on any of the information. Should you wish to discuss any matter raised in this report, or what it means for you, your business or your clients' businesses, please feel free to contact us.

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