Local liquor accords
Local liquor accords are voluntary industry-based partnerships working in local communities to introduce practical solutions to liquor-related problems. They reach agreements on ways to improve the operation of licensed venues so that venues and precincts are safe and enjoyable. Most local liquor accords include members from the local business community, local councils, police, government departments and other community organisations.
Find out more about local liquor accords.
Local liquor accords online registration
We have introduced a new local liquor accord registration process.
A recommendation of the NSW Government's Response to the Liquor Act Review has helped frame OLGR's new online liquor accord registration process.
As part of the new online registration process accord groups will be able to select a number of strategies based on issues relevant to their community. The tool guides users through identifying key issues currently affecting local communities and accord members in their operations, and suggests strategies to address these issues.
Why should I register my local liquor accord?
Registration is strongly encouraged to ensure that the strategies and terms adopted are compliant with the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 which prohibits businesses from carrying out restrictive trade practices.
Having your liquor accord registered with OLGR provides protection from these laws when implementing strategies, such as a voluntary lockout, a 30 minute cease service prior to closure, or restrictions on the availability of certain types and numbers of drinks.
In addition, by registering your accord and strategies with OLGR you will receive exclusive access to:
- Member stickers - decal stickers that your members can display at their venue to inform the public they are active members in the local liquor accord group. The stickers raise awareness of the accord group in the area and promote the pro-active nature of the licensees in reducing alcohol-related harm in the community.
- Strategy poster - a custom designed poster that clearly shows patrons the strategies your accord members have implemented to reduce alcohol-related harm in your community.
- Media release template - a template that your accord can use to promote and inform the local media and communities of the local liquor accord group and the effort you are undertaking to enhancing community safety.
- Venue list of local liquor accord area - an up to date venue list of all licensed premises within the local accord area for use when performing an annual membership drive.
Liquor accord groups can use the new online registration process to identify the most relevant strategies to address alcohol-related harm in their area in ways that create positive changes for their local businesses and communities.
Do I need to register if I have already registered our liquor accord terms with OLGR?
Liquor accord groups which have already registered their terms DO NOT have to complete the new online registration form.
However, you may still access the strategy selector tool when revisiting your terms or strategies. It is recommended that local liquor accord groups assess, make changes and register new terms on an annual basis.
The online registration form and strategy selector is available here.
For help with the new process please contact us (02) 9995 0312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information please contact the Industry Support team on (02) 9995 0312 or email email@example.com.