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Footy finals mania - are you ready?

Sports field

Finals season is a good time to check your liquor licence responsibilities and to ensure your venue or club is ready for this busy period.

Ensure your staff:

Consider these proactive measures:

  • limit the number of drinks (e.g. one drink per customer after a certain time)
  • use plastic glasses
  • provide food while people are drinking 
  • have a ‘No shots’ policy
  • serve alcohol in standard drink sizes 
  • offer safe transport options to patrons and players.

And don’t forget:

  • members and guests must sign in so have registers in a visible location
  • to notify the VCGLR of a person ceasing to be a nominee
  • to display the new mandatory signs issued on 1 July 2018
  • you must be a registered community and charitable organisation to run a raffle.  See our Raffles FAQs page.

Make the safety of your members, guests and players a priority at your licensed sporting club.

 

Article last modified 
15 November 2018