New Police powers to ban patrons

The existing civil banning order provisions of the Liquor Act 1992 are now repealed and new banning provisions under the legislation administered by the Queensland Police Service take effect.

The police will have a new power to ban an individual from licensed premises, a Safe Night Precinct or other defined area, or an event held in a public place, if the person has behaved in a disorderly, offensive, threatening or violent way. It is important to note that a person does not need to be charged with an offence before they can be given a banning notice.

Information about a person’s ban (either a police banning notice, a court banning order or a special bail condition) will be linked into networked ID scanners in licensed venues to enhance enforcement.