Most of provisions in the Gaming and Liquor Administration Amendment Act 2015, which was passed by the NSW Parliament in November 2015, commenced on 1 February 2016 as part of the Government's liquor and gaming structural reforms.
Those provisions that commenced on 1 February 2016:
Those provisions in the Act enabling the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal to review certain ILGA decisions are expected to commence on 1 March 2016.
The Gaming and Liquor Administration Amendment (Review of Delegated Decisions) Regulation 2016 also commenced on 1 February 2016.
The Regulation enables prescribed ILGA decisions made under delegation by Department of Justice staff to be subject to a merits review by ILGA. Delegated decisions reviewable by ILGA are an application lodged from 1 February 2016 for the grant or removal of a small bar licence, a producer/wholesaler licence that includes an application for a drink on premises authorisation, and an on premises licence relating to a:
The Regulation also enables delegated decisions in relation to an application lodged from 1 February 2016 for extended trading for the above licences to permit the sale of liquor after midnight to be reviewed by ILGA.A $100 fee applies to any other person who has standing to seek a review of a prescribed delegated decision. Under the Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007, standing is limited to those persons required to be notified of the application and who made a submission in relation to the application.