By Andy Young

The NSW Office of Liquor, Gaming & Racing (OLGR) has announced that it will be conducting compliance checks on licensed venues across the Snowy Mountains region over the course of the winter ski season.

The plan is to ensure that venues in the popular regions are complying with their licence conditions as well as the NSW liquor and gaming laws.

OLGR Director of Compliance and Enforcement Anthony Keon said that audits will focus on venue compliance with liquor and gaming legislation, with a particular emphasis on:

  • Patron behaviour and intoxication levels
  • Undesirable liquor promotions and activities
  • Compliance with licence conditions
  • Responsible service of alcohol (RSA) and responsible conduct of gambling (RCG) accreditation
  • Prevention of alcohol sales to minors.

Keon added: "Between June and September each year there is an increased risk of alcohol-related harm in the Snowy River local government area coinciding with the peak ski season and the large seasonal influx of visitors and activity that it attracts," Mr Keon said.

"OLGR will be conducting a targeted compliance operation during this period to ensure that we have well-run licensed venues that can enhance the appeal of popular tourism destinations like the Snowy and be welcoming for all.

"Snowy Mountains licensed venues should expect to be inspected during this period and it is important that they regularly review their business practices and procedures to ensure they are compliant with legislative requirements."

Overt and covert compliance checks will be carried out throughout the Snowy River Shire, with a focus on Jindabyne, Perisher and Thredbo.

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