In NSW, the Liquor Act 2007 regulates and controls the sale and supply of alcohol and certain aspects of the use of premises on which alcohol is sold or supplied. It also provides the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority and the Secretary of the Department Justice with powers to regulate the sale and supply of alcohol.
The Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007 establishes the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority for the purposes of liquor regulatory functions, including determining liquor licensing and disciplinary matters. It also provides for the probity of officials under the gaming and liquor legislation, and confers investigation and enforcement powers for the purposes of that legislation.
Both the Liquor Act and the Gaming and Liquor Administration Act (the NSW liquor laws) also have other, ancillary purposes.
The objectives of the Liquor Act are to:
In securing these objectives, the Liquor Act requires that each person who exercises functions under the Act (including a licensee) has due regard to the need to:
The objectives of the Gaming and Liquor Administration Act are to:
These objectives guide regulators, licensees, persons selling and supplying alcohol, and the community on the purpose and application of the liquor laws.
NSW Government response to the "Statutory review of the Liquor Act 2007 and the Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007" (PDF, 448 KB).
Liquor Act 2007
Gaming and Liquor Administration Act 2007