Liquor accords are a co-operative arrangement aimed at developing safe
and well managed environments in and around licensed premises in the
A liquor accord is formed under section 64(1b) of the Act. It is a written agreement or other arrangement:
They are part of an overall strategy that seeks to achieve a
standard of practice that assists in:
Each liquor accord is focused on resolving local issues within a local
area. Although individual accords may have similar elements, there are
no two the same.
Liquor accords may include representatives from licensed premises,
businesses, councils, police, government departments and other community
The intended outcomes of liquor accords include:
Where a liquor accord determines that in order to achieve agreed outcomes in the local context, it may be in the public interest for conditions to be imposed on licences within that liquor accord community or district, the liquor accord may lodge a written request with the licensing authority.
In lodging that request, the liquor accord will be required to submit the following information:
In considering the proposed conditions, liquor accords should have regard to harm minimisation issues and strategies and be careful not to engage in anti-competitive practices. In this regard, section 174B(2) affords protection against the provisions of Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Commonwealth) and the Competition Code but only in circumstances where a Liquor Accord complies with 64(1b) of the Act.
It should be noted that the absolute discretion to impose, vary or cancel a condition of licence lies with the licensing authority. In this regard, conditions will only be imposed, varied or cancelled where the licensing authority considers it is in the public interest to do so, consistent with the purpose and objects of the Act. In addition, the Public Interest Assessment Policy details information sources and reports that decision makers may have regard to in forming their decisions.
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