It is a requirement that all staff members involved in the sale, supply or service of liquor in NSW licensed venues undertake and successfully complete an approved Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course.
On 24 January 2019 Liquor & Gaming NSW released a statement regarding changes to the process of acquiring and operating Pop-Up Bars and Events in NSW. The changes will commence on 1 March 2019. These changes are part of the ‘Activate Sydney@Night’ program which offers $500,000 in funding for
On 23 February 2019 the NSW Minister for Racing, namely Paul Toole MP, announced changes to the licensing scheme for music festivals to be introduced on 1 March 2019. These changes respond to recent criticisms and discourse surrounding the tendency for casualties to occur at music festivals across the state.
If an applicant before the NSW Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (the Authority) is dissatisfied with the outcome of their application before the Authority, then in some circumstances the applicant can appeal that decision to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).
The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority will administer a special new liquor licence for “music festivals” under plans to improve safety at these events.
On 1 September 2018 the Liquor Regulation 2018 (2018 Regulation) replaced the Liquor Regulation of 2008. Like the 2008 Regulation, the 2018 Regulation prescribes matters necessary for the effective operation of the Liquor Act 2007 (the Act) and introduces key changes to support responsible industry development while continuing to prioritise harm minimisation.