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Pandemic's positive takeaway helping to back small business

24 November 2020

A takeaway meal is never complete without a good drop of South Australian wine - which is why the Marshall Liberal Government will introduce new, permanent laws to allow bars, clubs and restaurants to deliver alcohol with meals. 

Under the new laws, licensees will be able to sell either two bottles of wine, or one bottle of wine and a six-pack of beer, cider or pre-mixed spirits - with takeaway food. 

Premier, Steven Marshall said the temporary COVID-19 measure was such a success for South Australia's hospitality sector that the Government has decided to make it a permanent fixture - helping to support our hospitality business during this challenging time. 

"This measure is one we introduced during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic - and it's one that is now here to stay," Premier Marshall said. 

"This will remove unnecessary red-tape and help businesses defy the ongoing challenges and impacts COVID-19 presents.

"The Marshall Liberal Government is committed to backing business, and supporting local jobs - and this permanent change helps to do just that.

Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman will introduce the legislation to Parliament at the first appropriate opportunity. 

"741 South Australian businesses have successfully applied for the temporary licence since it was first introduced earlier this year," Attorney-General, Vickie Chapman said.

"Those figures alone show how successful and well-received this temporary measure has been - and why we want to make it permanent." 

Liquor licence holders operating with a: 

  • Community club licence
  • On-premises licence
  • Small venue licence
  • Restaurant licence
  • or Residential licence

stand to benefit from this new legislation. 

"The Marshall Liberal Government have listened to the industry, and the feedback is resounding. This measure helps; it increases sales, and boosts bottom lines," Attorney-General Chapman said. 

"I encourage all bar, restaurant, and small venue operators to review the new law, and consider ways in which they can maximise its potential."