Responsible Alcohol Consumption & Safe Driving Practices Policy

Our Policy

  1. Conforming to regional Liquor Acts, specifically Section 39 where we commit to:
  • Not serve alcohol to intoxicated persons or persons under the age of 18 – Only sell or serve alcohol within the time approved in our liquor license – Only persons over the age of 18 are permitted to serve alcohol – Pregnant Women Should Not Drink Alcohol or be served alcohol
  1. We are staunch advocates of harm reduction policies developed and promoted by the Industry Association for Responsible Alcohol Use –
  2. Strictly no under 18’s allowed.
  3. We conduct comprehensive exhibitor briefings before each show to reinforce that:
  • No alcohol is to be served by or to U18’s – No alcohol is to be served to anyone showing signs of visible intoxication – Tasting glasses are marked with a ‘fill-to’ line set at 50ml. – The event closes at 9pm. NO alcohol can be poured after this time. – We encourage exhibitors to educate consumers on the use of the spittoon. – Our security and service staff are briefed to be on the look-out for intoxicated persons and report to event organisers.
  • Pregnant Women Should Not Drink Alcohol or be served alcohol
  1. We provide free purified water to consumers to keep them hydrated and provide quality affordable food offerings to encourage consumers to eat at the event.
  2. At event we undertake the following activities:
  • Messaging on “owned” social/digital platforms.
  • SMS messages to all guests 3 days before and on the day of their visit – Event branding/signage – Regular PA announcements.
  1. In 2022 we are trialling a tasting token system in order to better ‘control’ the volume of tastings at the event.
AWARE: INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION FOR ALCOHOL RESPONSIBILITY AND EDUCATION is registered as a non-profit organisation (NPO) with the Department of Social Development. Our focus is on preventing the negative consequences of alcohol abuse.

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