Late Night Trading Code of Practice
Consultation on the Draft Late Night Trading Code of Practice
The links between excessive alcohol consumption, offending, public disorder and injuries are well established. A wide-ranging and diverse program to reduce alcohol-related harm in and around licensed venues is underway, and the community is being asked for feedback.
Implementing this program will involve wide consultation and engagement with South Australians at many levels including across the hospitality industry, with licensees, a range of non-government groups, and members of the broader community. Several State Government departments and agencies will collaborate on this campaign.
Codes of Practice under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 are one element of this campaign.
General Code of Practice
In early October, Cabinet approved a revised General Code of Practice after undertaking significant public consultation.
The General Code of Practice will apply to all licensees from 18 January 2013, and will replace the Code of Practice currently in force.
A copy of the revised General Code of Practice can be accessed from the link below.
Download a copy of the revised General Code of Practice to take effect from 18 January 2013. (note that this code of practice is not being consulted upon)
Draft Late Night Trading Code of Practice
Another key element of the campaign is a proposed Late Night Trading Code of Practice.
The Draft Late Night Trading Code of Practice requires premises to adhere to a higher standard of operation during certain hours, to address the increased risks associated with late night trading and to make our entertainment precincts safe, vibrant places for people to visit.
The Late Night Trading Code of Practice will apply to licensed venues who trade at any time between 2am and 7am on any day, with some measures applying earlier from 9.01 pm or 12.01 am, taking the venue's trading hours and capacity into consideration.
This code of practice is not intended to place undue burdens on licensees, but rather is designed to ensure that South Australia's licensed venues are safe and enjoyable for everyone. The Government does not want to see venues closing because people feel unsafe.
A Draft Late Night Trading Code of Practice has been released for a six-week consultation period.
In the coming weeks, legislation to support the implementation of the Late Night Trading Code of Practice will be introduced to Parliament.
The State Government encourages any interested parties to provide comment in relation to the Draft Late Night Trading Code of Practice. Submissions close on Friday 30 November 2012.
Download a copy of the Draft Late Night Trading Code of Practice
Comments can be sent by email or post, but must be received by 30 November 2012.
Or by post to:
Late Night Code
PO BOX 3241
Rundle Mall SA 5000
Comments should include contact details of the person making the submission.
Please note that comments may be placed on the Consumer and Business Services website and/or quoted in subsequent policy and/or consultation papers.