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Responsible Service of Alcohol fines

Whether you're a staff member or an employer, you'll be fined if you work without a current NSW competency card or interim certificate, or if you allow employees to work without one.

Fines are much higher in the Kings Cross and Sydney CBD Entertainment Prescribed Precincts.

The table below sets out the amount payable if an authorised officer such as NSW Police or a Liquor & Gaming NSW inspector issues you with a penalty notice. Maximum penalty amounts are set out in the sections of the Gaming Machines Act 2001, and Liquor Regulation 2018 and Gaming Machines Regulation 2010, referred to in the tables.

RSA

Offence Penalty notice amount for Licensee Penalty notice amount for Staff Member Act or Regulation 
References
Staff member sells, supplies or serves alcohol without holding a NSW competency card with a current industry RSA endorsement 

$220.00

(If the premises is not in a Prescribed Precinct)

 

LR2018, C63(1) 

Licensee or manager permits staff member to sell, supply or serve alcohol when staff member does not hold a NSW competency card with a current industry RSA endorsement$1,100.00 

 

LR2018, C63(2)

Licensee or manager does not hold a NSW competency card with current industry RSA endorsement(s)$1,100.00 LR2018, C63(3),(4),(5)
Act as a crowd controller/bouncer without a NSW competency card with a current industry RSA endorsement 

$220.00

(If the premises is not in a Prescribed Precinct)

 

LR2018, C64(1)

Person (including licensee or manager) employs a crowd controller/bouncer and the person does not hold a NSW competency card with current industry RSA endorsement(s)$550.00 

 

LR2018, C64(2),(3),(4)

Act as an RSA marshal (perform RSA supervisory duties) without a NSW competency card with a current industry RSA endorsement  

$220

(If the premises is not in a Prescribed Precinct)

LR2018, C65(1)
Person (including licensee or manager) employs an RSA marshal and the person does not hold a NSW competency card with current industry RSA endorsement(s)$550.00 LR2018, C65(2),(3),(4)
Not comply with a requirement of police officer or inspector to show valid interim certificate or NSW competency card$55.00
(If licensee fails to show their own certification)
$55.00
(If staff member fails to show their own certification)

 

LR2018, C75(2)

Work on licensed premises with a suspended NSW competency card $550.00

 

LR2018, C76(8)(a)

Work on licensed premises when disqualified from holding a NSW competency card $550.00LR2018, C76(8)(b)
Fail to surrender suspended or revoked NSW competency card if required $220.00LR2018, C76(9)


Prescribed Precincts: Kings Cross and Sydney CBD Entertainment 

Offence Penalty notice amount for licensee Penalty notice amount for staff member Reference
Staff member sells, supplies or serves alcohol without a NSW competency card with a current industry RSA endorsement

$440.00
(if in a Prescribed Precinct)


LR2018, C63(1)
Person performs activities as a crowd controller/bouncer without a NSW competency card with a current industry RSA endorsement
$440.00
(if in a Prescribed Precinct)
LR2018, C64(1)
Act as an RSA marshal (perform RSA supervisory duties) without a NSW competency card with a current industry RSA endorsement 
$440.00
(if in a Prescribed Precinct)
LR2018, C65(1)
Staff member uses a patron ID scanner without holding a NSW competency card with a current privacy endorsement

$440.00
LR2018, C106(1)
​Licensee causes or permits staff to use a patron ID scanner without staff member holding a NSW competency card with a current privacy endorsement
​$1,100.00
​LR2018, C106(2)
​Licensee uses, causes or permits use of patron ID scanner without holding a NSW competency card with a current privacy endorsement  
​$1,100.00

​LR 2018, C106(3)

RCG

Offence Penalty notice amount for corporation Penalty notice amount for individual Reference
Approved training provider does not comply with conditions of approval for RCG$2,750.00 $550.00

GMA2001, S49B

& GMR2010, Sch3

Grant an interim certificate for RCG if student has not completed that course through the training organisation$2,750.00$550.00

GMA2001, S49C

& GMR2010, Sch3

Provide or offer an RCG training course when not an approved trainer$2,750.00$550.00

GMA2001, S49D

& GMR2010, Sch3

Advertise, state, or imply qualification to provide an RCG course when not approved to provide it$2,750.00$550.00

GMA2001, S49D

& GMR2010, Sch3


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