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It is an offence for a licensee or permittee to supply liquor to a person in a state of intoxication, or to permit drunken or disorderly persons to be on the licensed premises, or on any authorised premises.
A definition of intoxication is contained in the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 (the Act) section 3AB (1) states:
Further information about identifying intoxication is available on the Intoxication guidelines page.
Licensees may be issued with a fine on the spot through an infringement notice and incur demerit points.
It is also an offence for other persons to obtain alcohol or aid and abet an intoxicated person, with a maximum fine exceeding $2,000.
Further information about penalties is available on the Fees, fines and penalties page.
Licensed premises that offer gaming in their venue are subject to further penalties as stated in the Gambling Regulation Act 2003:
Penalties for intoxication can apply to patrons & licensees. Remember to always practice RSA in your venue.