Amendments to the Liquor Act 1992 effective from 1 July 2013, mean that ‘eligible associations’, such as Parents and Citizens associations, sporting clubs and Rotary and Lions Clubs will generally no longer have to apply for a community liquor permit if they wish to sell alcohol at a fundraising event.
While there is a general exemption for eligible associations, there are some limitations and conditions on entities wishing to sell liquor at a fund raising activity.
Do I need a community liquor permit?
If the event is conducted by an eligible association and you answer ‘yes’ to each of the following questions, the Liquor Act does not apply and no liquor permit is required:
Do exempt events have any restrictions placed on them?
Yes. Although a community liquor permit is not required, the following restrictions apply to exempt events.
Is my association eligible?
An association is an eligible association if it is a non-profit entity for the event and you answer ‘no’ to each of the following questions.
It should be noted that an eligible association does not have to be incorporated, nor does it have to be registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
However an association is not an eligible association if: