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Late Night Trading Code of Practice
The Late Night Trading Code of Practice (Late Night Code) was gazetted on 17 December 2015, and took effect on 1 February 2016. The code was developed following extensive consultation with licensees, industry bodies, SA Police and the community.
The Late Night Code is just one of several ways that the state government is tackling alcohol related violence and anti-social behaviour in and around licensed premises.
The code applies as specified to venues that trade past 12am, 2am and 3am.
Measures imposed include:
- queue management
- drink marshals
- restrictions of the supply of beverages that promote rapid/excessive consumption
- restrictions on the use of glassware
- use of CCTV
- use of metal detectors.
The Late Night Code also prohibits the entry or re-entry of patrons onto licensed premises after 3am.
The General Code took effect on 18 January 2013 and was amended on 1 March 2014. This General Code includes measures relating to minors, promoting a responsible attitude towards the consumption of liquor, drink spiking, intoxication, disorderly or offensive behaviour, disturbances, risk assessment and staff training. CBS has issued Guidelines to assist licensees to comply with the General Code.
- Guidelines – General Code of Practice
- Intoxication Guidelines
- Intoxication Guidelines – Summary for Bar Staff
Included in these guidelines are examples of good practices which can be followed that may assist licensees to comply with the General Code, noting the inherent differences between the licence classes covered by the Act. Also included are examples of unacceptable practices which are likely to be in contravention of the General Code and may result in disciplinary action or prosecution against the licensee and/or other persons. CBS has developed a risk assessment and management plan template to assist licensees to comply with the requirement of the General Code to have a written management plan in place.
- Licensee Risk Assessment and Management Plan Template
- Licensee Bulletin – Licensee Risk Assessment and Management Plan Template
It is not mandatory for licensees to use the CBS risk assessment and management plan template. This template has been developed by CBS as a tool that can be used by any licensee. However, industry bodies are at liberty to develop their own templates for their members, or licensees may wish to develop their own management plans without the assistance of a template.
- Licensee Bulletin – February 2014
- January 2014: Amendments to the Liquor Licensing Act 1997
- September 2013: Commencement of Late Night Trading Code of Practice
- June 2013: Overview – Late Night Trading Code of Practice
- February 2013: Licensee Risk Assessment and Management Plan Template
- January 2013: New General Code of Practice and Guidelines