Interim Authorities and Absentee Licensees
Liquor licensees are required to exercise effective control over the sale and consumption of liquor on the premises. When a licensee is away or otherwise unable or unwilling to meet their obligations, an interim authority may be required or they may need to advise the Commissioner for Licensing of their absence.
An interim authority to act as licensee can be issued by the Commissioner under Section 30A of the Liquor Licensing Act 1990. It authorises a person to act as licensee where the current licensee is unable or unwilling to exercise the authority of the licence.
Where a licensee will be absent for a short amount of time, but for more than 14 days, written advice as to who will be in control of the premises should be provided to the Commissioner.