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Legislation - Liquor

Liquor Licensing Act 1990

The Liquor Licensing Act 1990 regulates the sale of liquor in Tasmania. The Act has a strong harm minimisation focus, prohibiting the sale of liquor except as authorised by a licence, permit or general liquor exemption. It prescribes certain qualifications and public interest considerations before an authority to sell liquor may be granted. It also includes provisions prohibiting the sale of liquor to young people and to persons appearing to be drunk, as well as a requirement that licences must not be granted in connection with the activities of a supermarket. It establishes the Commissioner for Licensing and a Licensing Board.

General Liquor Exemptions

General liquor exemptions allow the Licensing Board to authorise the sale of liquor under certain conditions without the need for a licence or permit.

The sale of liquor is not authorised unless the conditions are met.

Liquor Regulations

The Liquor Licensing (Fees) Regulations 2005 prescribe the costs for liquor licences and permits.

The Liquor Licensing (Infringement Notices) Regulations 2008 specify the prescribed offences and penalties.

The Liquor Licensing Regulations 2013 prescribe the persons to whom liquor may be sold with the authority of a club licence under section 10 of the Liquor Licensing Act 1990.