Queensland Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) have increased the value of a penalty unit, effective from 21st August 2012.
The penalty unit has increased 10%, from $100 to $110 per unit.
This will mean that a bar attendant can now be fined up to $8,800 for serving liquor to a minor, or could receive a $1,100 infringement notice and the Licensee or Approved Manager can receive fines of up to $27,500.
For serving liquor to an intoxicated patron, the Licensee of Approved Manager can be fined up to $55,000 and the bar attendant can be fined up to $8,800.
If a licensee is convicted of two offences in relation to minors or intoxicated persons within a two year period, the licence will be automatically suspended.
A licensee’s compliance history, including some infringement notices and some prosecutions will be considered in risk assessments for annual fees and could mean that their fees will be increased dramatically.
You can view the full list of penalties by visiting the OLGR website.
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