We have evaluated the requirement for some licensed venues to maintain an incident register. In response to the evaluation recommendations, a number of enhancements will be made to the requirement to improve the value of incident registers for businesses and regulators.
Read more about our findings and recommendations in our evaluation report.
What changes have been made to the incident register requirement in response to the evaluation?
The most significant outcomes of the evaluation were implemented via the new Liquor Regulation which took effect on 1 September 2018. These were:
The report also contains a recommendation that venues enter a full account of an incident into the register at the latest by the end of the shift, rather than within six hours (as is currently stated in our guidelines for incident registers). This responded to concerns from venues that the six hour requirement was difficult in some circumstances.
What else will Liquor & Gaming NSW do to respond to the evaluation recommendations?
Key findings from our evaluation
The evaluation found incident registers:
Find out more about incident registers.