COVID 19 Public Health restrictions
Current COVID-19 restrictions
The restrictions that apply for liquor, gaming and wagering premises in Tasmania are under regular review, subject to public health advice. Recently announced changes include:
- Alcohol may be consumed by patrons standing up in outdoor settings of premises licensed under the Liquor Licensing Act 1990. Patrons must remain seated while consuming alcohol indoors.
- Premises where alcohol is sold for consumption on the premises must keep contact details for an individual or at least one member of a group, where patrons stay 15 minutes or more. Refer to the fact sheet - collecting patron contact details for more information.
From 1 December 2020, new public health requirements apply for the organisers of all public events
in Tasmania to reduce the risk of the coronavirus spreading at an event.
If you are planning an event involving the sale and consumption of liquor, please review a summary of the requirements here
. Go to Business Tasmania
for more information.
To keep up-to-date go to:
Meeting the requirements
Liquor and gambling operators are responsible for making sure their premises is safe for staff and patrons. This includes taking action to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Listed below are some things you should do to make your premises safe.
- Review our Q&As for all premises in a COVID safe environment.
- Review your COVID-19 Safety Plan to make sure it is up-to-date.
- Review the COVID Safe Workplace Guidelines (for hospitality and for gambling) to ensure you are complying with the minimum standards for your workplace.
Concerns or complaints - What to do
If you are a licensee, staff member or a member of the public and you observe an incident or become aware of an issue that you think does not comply with the current requirements, you may direct your concern or complaint to one of the following organisations.
|Incident or issue||Contact|
|Sale or service of liquor in a licensed premises, such as non-compliance with Responsible Service of Alcohol obligations||Liquor and Gaming Branch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the Liquor complaint form|
|Excessive noise from bands or recorded music coming from a licensed premises|
Your Local Council:
Tasmanian Council Directory
|Illegal sale of liquor, intoxication in a public place, or issues of public annoyance||Call the non‑emergency Police Assistance Line 131 444|
|The conduct of gaming or wagering activities in premises|
Talk to the manager/licensee of the premises where the issue occurred
If you are not satisfied with the outcome, contact the Liquor and Gaming Branch via email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete a Gaming or Wagering complaint form
|Workplace COVID-19 safety issues, such as non-compliance with physical distancing or the number of customers allowed at any one time in a premises ||WorkSafe Tasmania via email: email@example.com|
|Concerns regarding non-compliance with COVID‑19 quarantine requirements or gatherings, indoor and outdoor, where the number of people exceeds the current restrictions, such as too many people at a BBQ||https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/ or call the Tasmanian Public Health Hotline 1800 671 738|