As a not for profit organisation, you may be eligible to sell liquor at up to six fundraising functions annually without a liquor licence.
The sale of liquor at a fundraising function is subject to responsible service of alcohol and other requirements under the Liquor Act 2007.
A liquor licence exemption is only available to a non profit organisation defined as:
An exemption is not available where:
Licensees and all staff involved in the selling, service or supply of alcohol need to have completed a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course and hold a valid NSW competency card. This requirement also applies to security staff and promotional staff conducting tastings on the premises.
The Liquor Regulation 2018 introduced an additional two compulsory courses for licensees and managers: Licensee training and Advanced licensee training.
It is best practice to keep copies of your and your staff’s qualifications in a register on the premises.
The law requires that all types of licensed venues display liquor signs. This includes a number of compulsory signs, depending on which licence and authorisations you have.
Liquor can only be sold and supplied at the function for a maximum of four continuous hours.
Where there are concerns about the conduct of a function, Liquor and Gaming can issue a written direction to the organisation to prevent or restrict the sale of liquor at the function.
Non-compliance of this direction will result in penalties of up to $5,500, including a $550 penalty notice, to the not for profit organisation or person who does not comply with the direction.
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Access the Liquor Act 2007 and the Liquor Regulation 2018 at www.legislation.nsw.gov.au