Restaurants to be exempt from joining local Safe Night Out Boards

Some liquor-related businesses are considered to be low risk in terms of alcohol-related violence, so Licensees of these venues are not required to join the local Safe Night Out Board.

The exemption will apply to:

  • Restaurants (provided that they don’t regularly trade after midnight)
  • Accommodation providers (provided that they don’t regularly trade after midnight)
  • Very small Clubs operating under a ‘Community Other’ Licence.
  • Producer/wholesalers
  • Vessels
  • Cinemas
  • Commercial Hotel Licensees whose only licensed premises in the precinct is a detached bottle shop

However, there remains provision for such a Licensee to be forced to join the local Board if it is deemed necessary to support the amenity of the local community.