Liquor Legislation and Licensing

Liquor Legislation and Licensing




Alcohol use is legal for those aged 18 years or over througout Australia. There is legislation in place governing the sale and distribution of alcohol in each state and territory throughout the country. These laws may differ, depending on that state or territory and there are also implications from local council laws. For example, in some areas local by-laws make it illegal to drink alcohol in public places such as beaches, parks and streets.

Laws relating to persons aged under 18 years differ between states and territories, and depend on where the alcohol is being supplied and consumed. Generally, it is not an offence for an under-18 year old to consume alcohol in a private home but, for example, in NSW, you are committing an offence if you supply or buy alcohol for a minor without being authorised to do so by the minor's parents or guardian. Local by-laws may prohibit any alcohol being supplied in public places or hired halls. Please refer to your local and state laws.

For more information please contact our offices on 1300 304 397.



Alcohol use is legal for those aged 18 years or over througout Australia. There is legislation in place governing the sale and distribution of alcohol in each state and territory throughout the country. These laws may differ, depending on that state or territory and there are also implications from local council laws. For example, in some areas local by-laws make it illegal to drink alcohol in public places such as beaches, parks and streets.

Laws relating to persons aged under 18 years differ between states and territories, and depend on where the alcohol is being supplied and consumed. Generally, it is not an offence for an under-18 year old to consume alcohol in a private home but, for example, in NSW, you are committing an offence if you supply or buy alcohol for a minor without being authorised to do so by the minor's parents or guardian. Local by-laws may prohibit any alcohol being supplied in public places or hired halls. Please refer to your local and state laws.

For more information please contact our offices on 1300 304 397.