Approval of a Responsible Person - South Australia


You will need to have an approved responsible person to be allowed to operate a venue licensed to sell liquor. Licensed venues must be supervised and managed by a 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.

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. Whether you are a fit and proper person is determined by reference to your honesty, integrity, reputation and associates.

Please contact the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $137.00

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 approval cannot be transferred.

Additional information

A responsible person must complete a nationally accredited responsible service of alcohol training course within three months of receiving their approval.

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)