Approval of a Responsible Person (Licensed Venues) - South Australia


You will need to be approved as or have a responsible person approved if you intend to operate a licensed venue. A licensed venue must be supervised and managed by an approved responsible person at all times when open to the public.

A responsible person is responsible for:

  • recognising signs of intoxication
  • refusing service to persons showing signs of intoxication
  • checking identification of patrons to ensure minors are not consuming alcohol at the venue
  • discouraging actions of patrons which may cause harm
  • knowing how and when is appropriate to remove or bar someone from a venue.

An individual can apply for approval as a responsible person, or a licensee can apply on behalf on an employee.

Approval as a responsible person is only valid for the liquor operations of a licensed venue. It does not authorise the person to supervise and manage gaming operations.

Please contact the agency for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You must be a fit and proper person to be approved as a responsible person. Assessment includes evaluation of the honesty, integrity, and reputation of an applicant and an applicant's associates.

You must complete nationally accredited responsible service of alcohol training within 3 months of receiving approval as a responsible person.

Please contact the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $137.00 Application fee
Apply Application All $23.00 Identification badge

Lodgement process


You must lodge with your completed application:

  • a digital photo of yourself (or of the applicant if you are applying on their behalf)
  • the names, addresses and dates of birth of relatives and close associates
  • information on any offences you have been convicted of.


This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Liquor and Gaming

Consumer and Business Services

Operating address: 91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1719
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 13 18 82
Website: Consumer and Business Services (Opens in new window)