Barrings

LIQUOR LICENSING > BARRINGS

A patron may be barred from a licensed premises by the South Australian Police, by a licensee or approved responsible person. The barring will stop the person from entering or remaining on the premises for a specific period of time or indefinitely.

A person can be barred

  • if they commit an offence, or behave in an offensive or disorderly manner on, or near, the licensed premises
  • if the licensee, or approved responsible person, believes that the person, or persons residing with that person, are seriously at risk due to alcohol consumption or
  • on any other reasonable ground.

Barring periods may range

  • up to three months for a first barring, or a longer period as approved by Consumer and Business Services (CBS)
  • up to six months for a second barring, or a longer period as approved by CBS; or
  • indefinitely or for any specified period for a third barring.

A barring becomes effective once a copy of the barring order (PDF52KB) has been served on the patron. A copy of this order must be kept on the licensed premises.

Police may give information to licensees, including information that may identify a person, to assist in barring the person.

Once a barring order has been served

A barred person must not enter or remain on a licensed premises from which they are barred. A person who enters or remains on a licensed premises from which they are barred is guilty of an offence. The maximum penalty is $1250.

A licensee is guilty of an offence if they allow a barred person to enter or remain on a licensed premises. The maximum penalty is $1250. A barred person may be stopped from entering, or removed from the premises by the licensee, approved responsible person, crowd controller or the police using force as reasonably necessary.

 Appeals against a barring

A person barred for a period for more than one month may apply to CBS for a review of the barring. CBS may confirm, vary or withdraw the barring.

 

Review of barring order (PDF 44KB)

Liquor barring form (PDF52KB)