Can minors be present and/or served liquor in my licensed establishment?

Minors may be present in licensed dining rooms and in the dining room area of dining room/lounges. Minors may be present in the lounge area if they are accompanied by their parent, guardian, spouse or common-law partner. Minors may consumer liquor in dining rooms and dining room/lounges if the liquor is purchased and provided by the minor’s parent, guardian, spouse or common-law partner, and the liquor is consumed with a meal.

Beverage rooms are generally age-restricted; however, beverage room licensees may apply for a special family-friendly authorization from the LGA that authorizes them to admit minors and operate under the terms and conditions of a dining room licence. Beverage rooms may also apply to the LGA to admit minors on an occasional basis for community events.

Minors may generally be present in entertainment facilities that present musical concerts, plays, dance performances, movies, spectator sporting events, conventions, exhibitions or art displays. Minors may be present in entertainment facilities that present live entertainment every day if they are accompanied by their parent, guardian, spouse or common-law partner. Minors may consumer liquor in entertainment facilities if the liquor is purchased and provided by the minor’s parent, guardian, spouse or common-law partner, and the liquor is consumed with a meal.

Minors may be present in customer/member service establishments if they are accompanied by their parent, guardian, spouse or common-law partner. Minors may consume liquor in these establishments if the liquor is purchased and provided by the minor’s parent, guardian, spouse or common-law partner, and the liquor is consumed with a meal.