Unlawful conduct or behaviour of patrons at licensed premises

If a licensee, or any manager or other employee allows any of the following to occur at licensed premises, an offence is committed:

  • drunkenness;

  • violent behaviour;

  • quarrelsome behaviour;

  • disorderly behaviour;

  • indecent behaviour;

  • a reputed thief, prostitute or supplier of drugs to remain on the premises; or

  • unauthorised gaming or betting.

Potentially the penalties that can be applied for allowing such conduct or behaviour are up to $10,000 for licensees and up to $4,000 for each employee involved.

Licensees and their staff are empowered to refuse service, refuse entry and eject people who conduct themselves in any of these ways and thereby not being seen to permit such conduct.


For further information please contact:
Dan Mossenson, Chairman of Partners on 9288 6769 or dan.mossenson@lavanlegal.com.au
Jessica Patterson, Senior Associate on 9288 6946 or jessica.patterson@lavanlegal.com.au

Disclaimer – the information contained in this publication does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should seek legal advice in relation to any particular matter you may have before relying or acting on this information. The Lavan team are here to assist.