The Government today released the final response to the a comprehensive review of the Late Night Trading Code of Practice that will see several existing safety measures introduced at an earlier hour, however the current 3am lockout remains.
Acting Premier John Rau said these changes would strengthen the code and further increase public safety by promoting a safer drinking culture.
“These changes are the result of consultation and deliberative feedback,” he said.
“The recent review of the Late Night Code highlighted a significant drop in alcohol related offences and anti-social behaviour in the Adelaide area.
“This is a trend we wish to see continued while maintaining the vibrancy of our city.
“The changes mostly affect licensees who will be required to implement safety measures that already exist under the Code, but at a slightly earlier hour.
“These changes will be enforced from 1 February next year and Consumer and Business Services will be working with licensed venues over the coming months to make sure they understand and are prepared for the new requirements.”
Mr Rau said the Government was also undertaking a review of the Liquor Licensing Act. “I recently announced that the Honourable Timothy Anderson QC has been appointed to
conduct an independent review of our current liquor laws, to identify areas for improvement,” he said
“Mr Anderson will be speaking with industry and the community in the new year and I strongly encourage people to provide their views by responding to the Liquor Licensing Discussion Paper.”
To view the full discussion paper or to provide feedback online visit www.agd.sa.gov.au/initiatives/liquor-licensing-discussion-paper
Submissions close 5pm Friday 29 January 2016.
Requirements under the revised Late Night Code
Applies from 12.01 am to all venues that trade past 12 am
• Restriction on supply of liquor free of charge
Applies from 9 pm to all venues that trade past 2 am
• Information about public transport must be displayed
Applies from 12.01 am to all venues that trade past 2 am
• Queue management
• Drink marshals
• First aid officers
Applies from 2.01 am to all venues that trade past 2 am
• Restriction on supply of liquor on footpaths and other outdoor areas
• Restrictions on supply of beverages that promote rapid or excessive consumption eg. Shooters, test tubes etc
Applies from 12.01 am to all venues that trade past 3 am
• Metal detectors
Applies from 3.01 am to all venues that trade past 3 am
• Restrictions on the use of glassware
Applies at all times to venues trading within the CBD that trade past 3 am