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Responsible Service of Alcohol fines

Whether you're a staff member or an employer, you'll be fined if you work without a competency card, interim certificate, or valid paper cerfificate (outside precinct areas) or you allow employees to work without one.

Fines are much higher in the Kings Cross and Sydney CBD Entertainment​ precincts.

RSA

OffenceMaximum penalty for LicenseeMaximum penalty for staff memberReference
Not comply with a requirement of police officer or inspector to show valid certification (interim certificate or competency card)$55.00
(if licensee fails to show their own certification)
$55.00
(if staff member fails to show their own certification)
LR2008, C39D
Licensee not hold current recognised RSA certification$1,100.00 LR2008, C40(1)(a)
Licensee permits staff to sell, supply or serve alcohol on premises if staff member holds expired RSA certification$550.00 LR2008, C40(2)
Licensee permits staff to sell, supply or serve alcohol on premises if staff member does not hold recognised RSA certification$1,100.00 LR2008, C40(2)
Staff member sell, supply or serve alcohol without holding current RSA certification $220.00LR2008, C41(1)
Licensee employs a crowd controller/bouncer without current RSA certification$550.00 LR2008, C42(1)
Person performs activities as a crowd controller/bouncer without current RSA certification $220.00LR2008, C42(2)
Work on licensed premises with a suspended competency card $550.00LR2008, 39AA(8)(a)
Work on licensed premises when disqualified from holding a competency card $550.00LR2008, 39AA(8)(b)
Fail to surrender suspended or revoked competency card if required $220.00LR2008, 39AA(9)
Fail to keep a register containing current RSA certificates (old style) for staff$1,100.00 LR2008, C44(1)
Fail to make RSA certificate register available for inspection on request$1,100.00 LR2008, C44(2)

Kings Cross precinct

OffenceMaximum penalty for LicenseeMaximum penalty for staff memberReference
Licensee sell, supply or serve liquor without current Competency Card or valid Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid)$1,100.00 LR2008, C40(1A)(a)
Licensee allow sale, supply or service of liquor without holding current Competency Card or valid Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid)$1,100.00 LR2008, C40(1A)(b)
Licensee permits staff to sell, supply or serve alcohol without staff member holding current Competency Card or valid Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid)$1,100.00 LR2008, C40(2A)
Staff member sell, supply or serve alcohol without holding a current Competency Card or Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid) $440.00LR2008, C41(2)
Licensee uses patron ID scanner without holding a current Competency Card with Privacy endorsement or valid Privacy Interim Certificate. 
Note: Must also have valid RSA certification. Old style paper certificate not valid
$1,100.00 LR2008, C40A(1)(a)
Licensee causes or permits use of a patron ID scanner without the licensee holding a current Competency Card with Privacy endorsement or valid Privacy Interim Certificate. 
Note: Must also have valid RSA certification. Old style paper certificate not valid
$1,100.00 LR2008, C40A(1)(b)
Licensee permits staff to use or operate a patron ID scanner without staff member holding a current Competency Card with Privacy endorsement or valid Privacy Interim Certificate. 
Note: Must also have valid RSA certification. Old style paper certificate not valid
$1,100.00 LR2008, C40A(2)
Staff member use or operate a patron ID scanner without holding a current Competency Card with Privacy endorsement or valid Privacy Interim Certificate. 
Note: Must also have valid RSA certification. Old style paper certificate not valid
 $440.00LR2008, C41A(1)
Licensee employs a crowd controller/bouncer without current Competency Card or valid Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid)$550.00 LR2008, C42(1A)
Person performs activities as a crowd controller/bouncer without current Competency Card or valid Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid) $440.00LR2008, C42(3)
Employ a person as an RSA marshal (performing RSA supervisory duties) if that person does not hold current Competency Card or valid Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid)$550.00 LR2008, C42A(1)
Act as an RSA marshal (perform RSA supervisory duties) without current Competency Card or valid Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid) $440.00LR2008, C42A(2)

Sydney CBD Entertainment precinct

OffenceMaximum penalty for LicenseeMaximum penalty for staff memberReference
Licensee sell, supply or serve liquor without current Competency Card or valid Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid)$1,100.00 LR2008, C40(1B)(a)
Licensee allow sale, supply or service of liquor without holding current Competency Card or valid Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid)$1,100.00 LR2008, C40(1B)(b)
Staff member sell, supply or serve alcohol without holding a current Competency Card or Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid) $440.00LR2008, C41(3)
Licensee employs a crowd controller/bouncer without current Competency Card or valid Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid)$550.00 LR2008, C42(1B)
Person performs activities as a crowd controller/bouncer without current Competency Card or valid Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid) $440.00LR2008, C42(3A)
Employ a person as an RSA marshal (performing RSA supervisory duties) if that person does not hold current Competency Card or valid Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid)$550.00 LR2008, C42B(1)
Act as an RSA marshal (perform RSA supervisory duties) without current Competency Card or valid Interim Certificate for RSA (Old style paper certificate not valid) $440.00LR2008, C42B(2)

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