Responsible Service of Alcohol


Selling alcohol brings with it a great responsibility to you and to the community at large. As a committed, responsible community member we actively pursue harm minimisation strategies and continually develop new initiatives in terms of alcohol safety. We acknowledge that safe alcohol consumption is ultimately the responsibility of you as an individual, however it is also our responsibility to abide by the strict policies and procedures that governs all Australian liquor retailers.

We have a commitment to go above and beyond legal compliance to help create an environment that can be enjoyed by all.

 

Proof of age verification


As a part of our commitment to the responsible service of alcohol, we enforce the checking of proof of age identification for our deliveries. We take the responsible service of alcohol very seriously and want to make absolutely sure that we only sell and deliver alcohol to people of the proper legal age (18+). I.D. is required to be shown to delivery drivers or BWS staff if you choose to Click & Collect, if you look under 25. Please don't take offence if we ask you for I.D.

 

Don't buy it for them


Did you know supplying alcohol to a minor can incur a fine of up to $27,500 and/or 12 months imprisonment? The ‘Don’t buy it for them’ campaign is aimed at making adults aware of their responsibilities regarding secondary supply. We will refuse delivery if we believe that an adult is purchasing alcohol for a minor or a person who is intoxicated. No offence is intended and we will always err on the side of caution in the interest of safe and responsible service of alcohol.

 

Liquor Licensing Acts


Liquor licencing legislation in Australia is state and territory based:

New South Wales: Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years.

Victoria: Victoria Liquor Control Reform Act 1998: It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty exceeds $7,000), or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (penalty exceeds $600).

Western Australia: Liquor Control Act 1988: It is an offence to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on licensed or regulated premises; or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase, liquor.

South Australia: Liquor Licensing Act 1997, Section 113: Liquor must NOT be supplied to persons under 18.

Queensland: Liquor Act 1992: It is an offence to supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years.