The State Government will host an information session for people seeking to open small venues in Adelaide as the new class of liquor licence becomes active from today.
Acting Premier John Rau said that significant interest has already been shown in the new Small Venue Liquor Licence which is aimed at stimulating city nightlife.
“We want to keep more young people living and working in Adelaide and that requires making our city a more entertaining place to visit,” Mr Rau said.
“In recent months, we have seen a number of new establishments popping up around the city.
“These smaller laneway venues with capacities of up to 120 people are already contributing to the vibrancy of our city and the new Small Venue Licence which comes into effect today will boost this even further.
“The licence cuts red tape for these small businesses and allows them to open their doors avoiding thousands of dollars in legal fees – a common problem for these types of establishments.
“To make getting started as simple as possible, the South Australian Government is providing extra assistance to those seeking to obtain a licence.
“Case management is being offered to people who are seeking to open a small venue – this will assist through the early planning and licensing stages.
“The Government will also be hosting an information session for those who are thinking of applying for a Small Venue Licence.
“This will be a good opportunity to hear about what is involved and to ask questions directly of licensing and planning authorities.”
The Small Venue Licence information session will be held at Clever Little Taylor on Peel Street on Monday 13 May at 6pm.
Those interested in the information session or in obtaining a Small Venue Licence can call 8303 0760 or visit www.olgc.sa.gov.au.