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.