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2017 consultation on SA liquor laws

Public comment has closed on proposed liquor law changes for 2017.

Public comment  was sought on changes to the state’s liquor licensing laws, in response to a review of the licensing regime by former Supreme Court Justice Tim Anderson.

In addition to amendments to the Liquor Licensing Act 1997, the comment was sought on draft Community Impact Assessment Guidelines which must be applied by the licensing authority when considering certain high risk licence applications.

Consultation closed on 6 January 2017. 


Following consultation with industry and the community, proposed new laws governing South Australia’s liquor licensing system were introduced into state Parliament on 29 March 2017.

The laws were passed on 14 November 2017.

The South Australian community were invited to provide feedback on the liquor licensing laws before they were introduced into Parliament. You can see the discussion the yourSAy website.

In addition, many industry, government and advocacy partners provided written submissions. Below are the submissions received from respondents who did not object to the publication of their submission. Personal information has not been published. Submissions marked as ‘confidential’ have not been published.