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New restrictions to the delivery of liquor to a minor

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Recently the Victorian Parliament passed legislation which amends the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998. These changes include new restrictions regarding the delivery of liquor to a minor.

From 13 September 2018, the delivery of liquor to a minor, including delivery with a food order at a private residence, is not permitted without reasonable excuse.

Delivery drivers should ensure they check the identification of persons receiving orders that include alcohol to ensure they are not delivering to someone under the age of 18.

Liquor licensees are also responsible for verifying the age of their customers for liquor supplied from their licensed premises, including in the case of delivery.

What does a ‘reasonable excuse’ mean?

It is considered 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.

More information

For more information see Changes to the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 .    

Visit the Changes to Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 webpage

Article last modified 
1 October 2018