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Provide your feedback on proposed changes to South Australia’s liquor licensing laws and the draft Community Impact Assessment Guidelines that will be used in the assessment of certain high risk licence categories.

What is being decided?

The South Australian Government is planning sweeping changes to the State’s liquor laws in response to the first review of the Liquor Licensing Act in around two decades.

Proposed changes include:

  • Streamlining liquor licensing categories.
  • Removing restrictions relating to the sale of liquor on Sundays, Christmas Day, Good Friday and New Year’s Eve.
  • Tightening the laws relating to the supply of alcohol to minors.
  • Introducing a mandatory three hour break in trade for late night premises between 3:00 am and 8:00 am.

The Government also intends to introduce a new test based on the concept of community interest to be used in the assessment of certain high-risk applications, such as an application to grant a licence in respect of premises proposing to operate as a nightclub.

You can download the following documents:

How can your input influence the decision?

Your feedback will support the development of a contemporary liquor licensing regime that cuts red tape and supports the industry, while ensuring we retain the safeguards that help protect members of the public and contribute to the vibrancy of our State.

Provide your feedback:

Written submissions received may be made available to the public. If you do not wish your submission to be made public, please make this clear in your submission by writing ‘confidential’ on your submission. However, please note that confidentiality of submissions cannot be guaranteed. This is because submissions may be accessed by the public under the Freedom of Information Act 1991.

How will your input be used?

Your feedback will be taken into consideration in finalising the changes to the Liquor Licensing Act and the Community Impact Assessment Guidelines, both of which will be released publicly.

Past key dates

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 at 5:00 PM

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