Australia Day is high risk for alcohol related incidents. This year Australia Day falls on a Friday, making it a long weekend for many people in NSW, and potentially increasing the risk for your premises and customers.
To ensure that everyone can enjoy this time of year safely, please keep in mind that:
We are committed to ensuring that Australia Day long weekend festivities are conducted in a safe and responsible manner. In the lead up to Australia Day, we are meeting with a number licensees and managers to provide advice on best practice and remaining compliant over the long weekend.
We are also monitoring the industry for irresponsible liquor promotions, and will take action to restrict or prohibit dangerous activities. Please remember that promotions encouraging the excessive consumption of alcohol do not comply with liquor promotion guidelines.
Read this fact sheet for more information about responsible liquor promotions and responsible service of alcohol at this time of year.