Rule changes for minors

Victorian hotels warned

26 September 2018

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Victoria Police

If your going out to a pub in Victoria for dinner with kids under 18 then have a read of this new rules....

All the below changes come into effect on 13 September 2018. 

Supply of liquor to minors on licensed premises

Licensees will no longer be permitted to supply liquor to persons under 18 years of age (minors) for consumption on licensed premises under any circumstances.

Supply of liquor to minors in residences

There will also be new requirements regarding liquor supplied to minors in residences. An adult (i.e., a person over 18 who is the parent, guardian or spouse of the minor, or who is authorised to supply liquor to the minor by the minor’s parent, guardian or spouse) can only supply liquor to a minor in a residence if they can demonstrate responsible supervision of the supply of liquor.

Delivery of liquor to minors

A person must not, without reasonable excuse, knowingly deliver liquor to a minor. It is a reasonable excuse if the person making the delivery has seen an evidence of age document confirming the person receiving the delivery is 18 years of age or over.

It is important for licensees to remember that they are responsible for any liquor supplied from their licensed premised, including in the instance of off-premises delivery.


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