Scope of this legislative Instrument:
To provide a proactive whole-of industry approach to ensure alcohol is served and promoted responsibly.
The Code of Practice commits the liquor and hospitality industry to:
- assess the risk of all promotions and practices in accordance with the risk assessment guideline before the practice or promotion is commenced
- develop a management plan where any high risk is identified to demonstrate any risks can be controlled before the practice or promotion is commenced
- not conduct promotions and practices if there is any unacceptable risk, or any high risk cannot be adequately controlled
- immediately cease any practice or promotion that is underway if patrons consume liquor rapidly or excessively, or engage in unsafe behaviour.
Ultimately, whether or not a promotion or practice is lawful will depend on how the actual promotion or practice is conducted by the licensee and their staff, whether the risks have been satisfactorily controlled, and the response of patrons.
To obtain information about how the code is implemented in this legislation contact the agency direct.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
The Code of Practice for the Responsible Service, Supply and Promotion of Liquor is available on-line at the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation website together with the Management Plan. To obtain information about how the code is implemented in this legislation contact the agency direct.
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Liquor Act 1992 (Queensland)
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