The Liquor Act 2007 and the Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007 are known as the NSW liquor laws.
The Liquor Act 2007 regulates and controls the sale and supply of alcohol and certain aspects of the use of premises on which alcohol is sold or supplied. It also provides the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) and the Secretary of the Department of Industry with powers to regulate the sale and supply of alcohol.
The Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007 establishes ILGA as the authority for the purposes of liquor regulatory functions, including, determining liquor licensing and disciplinary matters. It also ensures officials under the gaming and liquor legislation are of the highest integrity and provides investigation and enforcement powers for the purposes of the legislation.
The objectives of the Liquor Act 2007 are to:
To secure these objectives, the Liquor Actrequires that each person who exercises functions under the Act - including a licensee – has due regard to the need to:
The objectives of the Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007 are to:
These objectives guide regulators, licensees, persons selling and supplying alcohol, and the community on the purpose and application of the liquor laws.
Read: NSW Government response to the "Statutory review of the Liquor Act 2007 and the Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007"(PDF, 448 KB).