South Australia

Changes to SA's late night code come into effect this week

SOUTH Australian Consumer and Business Services Minister John Rau last week announced that changes to the Late Night Code of Practice will come into effect this week, which will see several existing safety measures introduced at an earlier hour and the current 3am lockout to remain in force.

Mr Rau said venue patrons will not notice too much of a difference, with the changes to mostly affect licensees who will be required to implement safety measures that already exist under the Code, but at a slightly earlier hour.

Adelaide city skyline
Above: Adelaide city skyline / by Chris.

"Consumer and Business Services have been working with licensed venues to make sure they understand and are prepared for the new requirements," the Minister said.

"These changes are the result of much consultation and deliberative feedback and I am confident they strike the right balance for a fun and safe night out."

New requirements under the revised Late Night Code are as follows:

Applies from 12.01 am to all venues that trade past 12am:

Restriction on supply of liquor free of charge.

Applies from 9 pm to all venues that trade past 2am:

Information about public transport must be displayed.

Applies from 12.01 am to all venues that trade past 2am:

Queue management;

Drink marshals;

First aid officers.

Applies from 2.01 am to all venues that trade past 2am:

Restriction on supply of liquor on footpaths and other outdoor areas;

Restrictions on supply of beverages that promote rapid or excessive consumption like shooters, test tubes etc;

No beverages that contain more than 45ml of spirits.

Applies from 12.01 am to all venues that trade past 3am:

Metal detectors.

Applies from 3.01 am to all venues that trade past 3am:

Restrictions on the use of glassware.

Applies at all times to venues trading within the CBD that trade past 3am:

CCTV.

Photo: Adelaide city skyline / 'Dusk on the footbridge' / Chris / Licensed under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.0.

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