Significant penalties apply for selling alcohol to minors, which can result in a suspension or cancellation of your licence. These sanctions are triggered when a licensee is convicted of selling liquor to a minor on a licensed premises.
Conviction for the purposes of the scheme occurs when a person is:
When a first offence occurs the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority Board (ILGA) can decide to suspend your liquor licence for up to 28 days.
When making this decision, ILGA may take into consideration your venue's compliance history and any other relevant factors, including submissions made by NSW Police Force and an affected licensee.
Your liquor licence will be automatically suspended for 28 days when the second offence occurs:
Your venue’s liquor licence is automatically cancelled and the licence holder disqualified from holding a licence for 12 months when the third offence occurs:
Licensees are able to appeal decisions to the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT).
Licensed premises that have incurred a suspension under the scheme are listed at the link below.
Download: Minors Sanctions Register (PDF 183.7 KB)