With the amendments to the Liquor Control Act 1988 gazetted on the 2nd October 2018, there were some positive implications for associations with a club/club restricted liquor licence, including the addition of visitors.
Under Section 2A of the Liquor Control Act 1988, a club licence authorises the sale, during permitted hours, of liquor to a visitor for consumption on the licensed premises if the sale does not contravene the rules of the club.
Visitor means a person, other than a member, who:
- is at least 40km from their usual place of residence; and
- is visiting the club while travelling in the course of a holiday, leisure or business; and
- is required to pay a fee to the club.
A ‘Visitor Register’ needs to be maintained. An RGL approved template is available under Liquor Templates.