By Triana O'Keefe, editor Australian Hotelier

Legislation came into effect on 15 October 2014, which doubles the penalty for offences concerning the supply of liquor to minors. To reflect this, the Victorian Commission for Gaming and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) has recently updated the relevant liquor signage.

Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, licensees and permittees are required to display signage ‘that the Commission requires’. Up-to-date signage is required by the Commission, so all liquor licensees must replace old liquor signage with new versions.

Updated versions of the following signs are available to print from the information about liquor signage page: ‘Under 18? No supply ’‘Under 18? Can you enter?’ ‘Do not attempt to buy liquor for under 18s’. ‘Under18? No supply’ (party bus).

Licensees are encouraged to read the printing guidelines to ensure they remain compliant with liquor laws as the VCGLR will no longer automatically mail posters to licensees and permittees, but will do so upon request.

The VCGLR advises the easiest way to check whether your signage is up to date is by comparing the codes printed on the bottom of each sign to the codes on the VCGLR website.

See also Jessica Patterson discusses compliance obligations.

The Shout Team

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