Premises management

Liquor policies

Approved managers at licensed premises

An approved manager must, unless the Director of Liquor Licensing determines otherwise, be present at the licensed premises.

Charter boats policy

This policy provides guidance as to the legislative and operational requirements associated with the sale, supply and consumption of liquor on commercial charter boats.

Dress standards for licensed premises

Under section 115(4a) of the Liquor Control Act 1988 (the Act) it is the prerogative of all licensees to set dress standards which are suitable for their particular premises.

Free drinking water

Licensees must ensure that water suitable for drinking is provided, free of charge, at all times when liquor is sold and supplied for consumption on the licensed premises.

Inspection of records and access to documents

Guidance to the legislative and operational requirements associated with the inspection of and access to documents relating to licensed premises that are held by the licensing authority.


Guidance on lodgers on licensed premises.

Mandatory training

Guidance for mandatory training

Residential premises — licensing requirement

Guidance as to the legislative requirements associated with the grant of a licence and it also identifies the matters that the licensing authority may have regard to when considering applications in respect of a residential premises.

Responsible promotion and advertising of liquor

This document provides the industry with a framework of practices to follow in the responsible promotion and advertising of liquor.

Standards of licensed premises

Guidance as to the legislative requirements and criteria that will be used when considering the suitability of premises to be licensed under the Act.

Trading name

Guidance as to the legislative provisions relevant to trading names.

Website information for certain licences

Guidance as to the legislative requirements relating to websites maintained by, or on behalf of the licensee.

Page reviewed 08 September 2023