Wynnum Commerce Inc – Responsible Service of Alcohol Commitment
Our responsibility to you and to the community. WCI are a committed, responsible community member. We acknowledge that safe alcohol consumption is ultimately the responsibility of you as an individual, however it is also our responsibility to abide by the strict policies and procedures that governs all Australian liquor retailers.
Our aim is to help create an environment that can be enjoyed by all and to always add value to the community rather than adding harm.
ID25 Policy – Proof of age verification
As a part of our commitment to the responsible service of alcohol, we enforce the checking of proof of age identification. We take the responsible service of alcohol very seriously and want to make absolutely sure that we only sell alcohol to people of the proper legal age (18+). To be on the safe side I.D. is required upon collection of alcoholic products.
Secondary Supply Policy – Don’t buy it for them
Secondary supply is the most common way young people obtain alcohol; this is where an adult purchases alcohol on behalf of a person under the age of 18. It is against the law to provide or supply alcohol to a minor on a licenced premises. We will refuse service if we believe an adult is purchasing alcohol on behalf of a minor or will supply alcohol to a minor.
Liquor Licensing Acts
Liquor licensing legislation in Australia is state and territory based:
New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years.
Victoria: Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence: To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $19,000), For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $800).
Western Australia: Liquor Control Act 1988: It is an offence to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on licensed or regulated premises; or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase, liquor on licensed or regulated premises.
South Australia: Liquor Licensing Act 1997, Section 113: Liquor must NOT be supplied to persons under 18.
Queensland: Liquor Act 1992: It is an offence to supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years.
Australian Capital Territory: Under the Liquor Act 2010. A person must not sell or supply liquor to a person under 18 years old on premises where the sale or supply of liquor is authorised or in a public place. Maximum Penalty $5500.
Tasmania: Under the Liquor Licensing Act 1990 it is an offence: for liquor to be delivered to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty: Fine not exceeding 20 penalty units); and, for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase liquor (Penalty: Fine not exceeding 10 penalty units).
For more specific legislation in your state or territory visit the Liquor Licensing Acts page.