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Liquor, Gambling & Lotteries
CBS updates
21 October 2022

Liquor restrictions limiting the amount of takeaway alcohol that can be purchased, and the requirement for licensees to use ID Scan SA applies in the following regions: 

  • Ceduna
  • Coober Pedy
  • Port Augusta
  • Whyalla.

ID Scan and liquor restrictions are designed to reduce alcohol-related harm to individuals, families and the wider community.

NO ID, NO Service

Members of the public will need to show valid photo ID before they can buy a takeaway alcohol (in certain regions) or a restricted item of takeaway alcohol. ID will be scanned using ID Scan to monitor the purchase of restricted items.

Valid photo ID includes:

  • Australian driver’s licence
  • Australian Government issued Proof of Age Card
  • Passport (if you do not have a driver’s licence or Proof of Age Card).

If you need help to get a valid photo ID in SA visit: SA.GOV.AU - Apply for a proof of age card 

ID Scan

ID Scan is an App developed by the SA Government to assist licensees to comply with liquor restrictions. ID Scan records each purchase a customer makes of restricted items of liquor and enforces daily purchase limits. The App also identifies if a person is not permitted to buy takeaway alcohol because they live in a community where alcohol is prohibited.

ID Scan securely stores a customer’s purchase history for 24 hours for the purpose of enforcing daily limits. Licensees do not have access to the customer’s personal information.

For further information see ID Scan information for the public.

Liquor restrictions by region

Customers can only purchase within the following limits for restricted items:

Cask Wine/Port:

  • One 2L cask wine (non-fortified) OR
  • one bottle of fortified wine/port (not exceeding 750ml).

Spirits:

  • Up to two bottles of 750ml spirits.

These restrictions do not apply to:

  • managers and supervisors of station properties
  • managers and supervisors of companies operating mining ventures
  • other licensees. 

In addition to the above restrictions, Licensees are not permitted to sell takeaway liquor to persons residing in a prescribed land.

Coober Pedy (includes Marla and Cadney Park) 

Customers can only purchase within the following limits for restricted items:

Spirits/Premix/Port:

  • One bottle of spirits OR
  • one bottle of port/fortifi­ed wine OR
  • one multipack of pre-mix spirits (a multipack is any pre-packaged pre-mix spirits in quantities of 4 or more and cannot exceed a carton).

Beer:

  • Up to two multipacks of beer (a multipack is pre-packaged beer in quantities of 4 or more but cannot exceed a carton).

Wine: 

  • Two bottles of wine (casks are prohibited).

These restrictions do not apply to:

  • managers and supervisors of station properties
  • managers and supervisors of companies operating mining ventures
  • other licensees. 

In addition to the above restrictions, Licensees are not permitted to sell takeaway liquor to persons residing in a prescribed land.

Port Augusta

From 2 November 2022 customers can only purchase within the following limits for restricted items:

  • Up to two 750ml bottle of spirits OR
  • one 2L cask wine (non-fortified) OR
  • one 750ml bottle of port/fortified wine.

These restrictions do not apply to:

  • managers and supervisors of station properties
  • managers and supervisors of companies operating mining ventures
  • other licensees. 

In addition to the above restrictions:

  • Licensees operating a bottle shop are not permitted to sell takeaway liquor before 11am on any day. 
  • Licensees are not permitted to sell takeaway liquor to persons residing in a prescribed land. 
  • Liquor cannot be sold to any person seated in a taxi, including the taxi driver. Customers may exit the taxi in the browsing lane to make a purchase, however liquor cannot be sold to a taxi driver on duty whether the taxi driver is seated in a taxi or by walk-up sales. 
Whyalla

Customers may only purchase within the following limits for restricted items:

  • One cask of wine/port OR
  • up to two bottles of spirits OR
  • one cask of wine/port and one bottle of spirits.

These restrictions do not apply to:

  • managers and supervisors of station properties
  • managers and supervisors of companies operating mining ventures
  • other licensees. 

Resources for licensees

Licensees should print the appropriate signs for the area in which they operate and display it prominently within areas accessed by patrons.

Ceduna:

Coober Pedy:

Port Augusta:

Whyalla:

Further information

If you require further information about the liquor restrictions or ID Scan contact liquorandgaming [at] sa.gov.au