PERSON APPROVALS FOR RESPONSIBLE PERSON LIQUOR LICENSING ACT, 1997

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					                                       PERSON APPROVALS FOR RESPONSIBLE PERSON
                                                    LIQUOR LICENSING ACT, 1997
                                                              LODGEMENT GUIDE


Who is a Responsible Person?                            The Personal Information Declaration Form
                                                        (PID)
Under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997, licensed
premises must be personally supervised and              The licensing authority will not approve a
managed by a responsible person at all times            person as a responsible person unless satisfied
when the premises are open to the public.               that the person is ‘fit and proper’. To determine
                                                        whether a person is fit and proper, applicants
A responsible person is a person approved by
                                                        will be required to complete a ‘Personal
the licensing authority, issued with a photo
                                                        Information Declaration’ form (PID).
identification badge indicating that they are
approved as a responsible person under the              On the PID, a person will be required to provide
Liquor Licensing Act 1997.                              details of all convictions (including summary
                                                        and traffic convictions) and creditworthiness
Note: An approval of a person under the Liquor
                                                        details. Matters such as a person’s reputation,
Licensing Act 1997 as a ‘responsible person’
                                                        honesty, integrity, creditworthiness and the
only authorises the person to supervise and
                                                        person’s known associates will also be
manage the liquor operations of the business. It
                                                        considered.
does not authorise the person to supervise and
manage the gaming operations of the business            The information provided to the licensing
- this requires a separate approval as a ‘gaming        authority will remain strictly confidential.
machine manager’ or a ‘gaming machine
employee’ under the Gaming Machines Act                 Who can make an application?
1992. Refer ‘Person Approvals for Premises With         The licensee makes application to have a
a Gaming Machine Licence - Lodgement                    responsible person approved at their premises.
Guide’                                                  The premises name will be indicated on the ID
                                                        badge. It must be noted that:
Requirement to wear an identification                   •    a person cannot apply on their own behalf
badge                                                        to be approved, they will need the licensee
                                                             to apply for them
A responsible person must wear an
identification badge at all times while on duty.        •    a responsible person approval is not a
Badges must be worn in a prominent position. It              general approval to work in that capacity at
is suggested that they be worn at breast pocket              any other premises, but is an approval
height.                                                      specific to a particular premises unless
                                                             approval to work in other premises has been
                                              a              given
                                              b         •    a person can be approved at more than
                                              c
                                                             one premises at one time
                                              d
                                                        •    for each premises at which a person is
                                              e              approved, they will receive an ID badge
                                                             with the relevant premises name indicated.
                                              f
                                                        Are Responsible Persons required to
                                                        undertake training?
                                                        The licensing authority must be satisfied that a
a    Act(s) under which approval is granted             person has the appropriate knowledge, skills and
b    Preferred name                                     experience to manage and supervise the
                                                        business. The person will be required to detail this
c    Identification number                              information as part of the application.
d    Category of approval                               If the licensing authority is not satisfied that the
e    Name of premises                                   person has the relevant knowledge, skills or
                                                        experience at the time of the application, then
f    Photo of approved person.                          approval will be subject to the person
                                                        undertaking specified training by a particular
                                                        date, usually within three months of approval.
                                                        Refer ‘Liquor Training Organisations – Information
                                                        Sheet’.


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Last reviewed: June 2006                                  Level 9, East Wing, 50 Grenfell Street ADELAIDE SA 5000
                                                                                 GPO Box 2169 ADELAIDE SA 5001
                                                                     Phone: (08) 8226 8410       Fax: (08) 8226 8512
                                                   Email: olgc@agd.sa.gov.au        Website: www.olgc.sa.gov.au
                                         PERSON APPROVALS FOR RESPONSIBLE PERSON
                                                      LIQUOR LICENSING ACT, 1997
                                                                LODGEMENT GUIDE


How to apply                                                 Previously approved (over six months since
                                                             approval has ceased)
A document lodgement guide is provided
overleaf which details all relevant forms and                If a person has previously been approved and it
other documentation needed to make an                        has been six months or longer since the last
application.                                                 approval has ceased under the Liquor Licensing
                                                             Act, 1997, the Gaming Machines Act, 1992 or
                                                             the Casino Act, 1997, they will need to apply as
Change of name                                               a new approval (as outlined above).
If an approved responsible person changes their              Previously approved (within six months
name, they are required to notify the licensing              since approval has ceased)
authority in writing, and include supporting
documentation, for example, a Marriage                       If a person is not currently approved under the
Certificate or a Change of Name Certificate.                 Liquor Licensing Act, 1997, the Gaming
                                                             Machines Act, 1992 or the Casino Act, 1997 and
                                                             their last approval has ceased within six months,
                                                             they will need:
Please refer to the following guides provided
by this Office for further assistance with the               •    ‘Application for approval of a person’ form
application process:                                         This must be completed by both the licensee
                                                             and the person to be approved.
      •    Registered Training Organisations
                                                             •    Fee for identification badge
      •    Person Approvals for Premises With a
           Gaming Machine Licence                            If this person has never been approved under
                                                             the Liquor Licensing Act, 1997, they will also
If further information is required in relation to            need:
person approvals, please contact the Persons
Approvals Officer at this Office on (08) 8226 8474.          •    ‘Relevant liquor experience’ form
                                                             This approval may take up to two weeks to
                                                             determine from the time of lodgement, but it
New approvals                                                may take longer if the police need to carry out
If a person has not previously been approved                 extra enquiries.
under the Liquor Licensing Act, 1997, the Gaming             Note: If the person falls under this last category, but
Machines Act, 1992 or the Casino Act, 1997, they             has been charged or reported for any offence
will need:                                                   (criminal, traffic, firearms, liquor, gaming or casino) or
                                                             has been declared bankrupt since last lodging a PID,
•   ‘Application for approval of a person’ form              the person will be required to lodge a new PID to
    This must be completed by the licensee                   support the application.

•   Application fee
                                                             Currently approved
•   Fee for identification badge
                                                             If a person is currently approved under any of
•    ‘Personal Information Declaration’ form
                                                             the three Acts, they will need:
    This must be completed by the person
    seeking approval                                         •    ‘Application for approval of a person’ form
•   Two passport sized photographs of the                    •    Fee for identification badge
    person seeking approval
                                                             If this person has never been approved under
This approval may take up to six weeks to                    the Liquor Licensing Act, 1997, they will also
determine from the time of lodgement, but it                 need:
may take longer is police need to carry out
                                                             •    ‘Relevant liquor experience’ form
extra enquiries.
                                                             This approval may take up to one week to
                                                             determine from the time of lodgement.


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Last reviewed: June 2006                                      Level 9, East Wing, 50 Grenfell Street ADELAIDE SA 5000
                                                                                    GPO Box 2169 ADELAIDE SA 5001
                                                                        Phone: (08) 8226 8410       Fax: (08) 8226 8512
                                                      Email: olgc@agd.sa.gov.au        Website: www.olgc.sa.gov.au