Drinking alcohol can affect your body and your mind. These guidelines are to help lower the risk of alcohol-related harm.
A standard drink contains 10 grams of alcohol regardless of the size of the container (glass, bottle, can) or type of alcohol (beer, wine, spirit). 375ml can or bottle full-strength beer = 1.4 standard drinks150ml wine = 1.4 standard drinks30 ml spirits = 1 standard drink.
For most healthy adults, these are the guidelines:
The NSW liquor laws state that you cannot sell and supply alcohol to intoxicated persons. Licensees must ensure they:
Or else they can face:
GL4003 Intoxication guidelines (PDF, 193KB) help you decide whether someone is intoxicated or not.
GL4002 Prevention of intoxication on licensed premises guidelines(PDF, 193KB) - provide practical steps for licensees to manage the risk of intoxication on their premises.
The NSW Liquor Act 2007 states that a person is intoxicated if: