The Cook Grocer’s RSA Commitment
We are committed to the responsible service of alcohol within our grocery store, our community and as an online retailer.
Responsible Service of Alcohol
It is our duty and as apart our commitment to you and our community to always ensure the sale of alcohol is safe. Selling alcohol brings with it a great responsibility and we want to ensure we actively pursue harm minimization strategies in terms of alcohol safety. It is our responsibility to abide by the strict policies and procedures that governs all Australian liquor retailers.
IT IS AN OFFENCE TO SUPPLY ALCOHOL TO A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS. PENALTIES APPLY
Proof of Age Verification
As a part of our commitment to the responsible service of alcohol, we enforce the checking of proof of age identification. We take the responsible service of alcohol very seriously and want to make absolutely sure that we only sell alcohol to people of the proper legal age (18+).
For all deliveries
- For all alcohol orders placed through our online store, your identification is required to be shown for your item to be delivered.
- Your package cannot be left unattended at your home and Auspost will leave a calling card. To pick up your package you must show your I.D with Australia Post.
- Please note: when delivering an online order we are unable to deliver to an intoxicated person.
Liquor Licensing Acts
Liquor licencing legislation in Australia is state and territory based.
It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years. Penalties apply.
Australian Capital Territory – Under the Liquor Act 2010
A person must not sell or supply liquor to a person under 18 years old on premises where the sale of liquor is authorised or in a public Place. Maximum Penalty $5,500.
New South Wales – Liquor Act 2007
It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years.
Victoria – Victoria Liquor Control Reform Act 1998
It is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty exceeds $7,000), or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (penalty exceeds $600).
Western Australia – Liquor Control Act 1988
It is an offence to sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years on licensed or regulated premises; or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase, liquor on licensed or regulated premises.
South Australia – Liquor Licensing Act 1997, Section 113
Liquor must NOT be supplied to persons under 18.
Queensland – Liquor Act 1992
It is an offence to supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years.
Tasmania – Liquor Act 1990
It is an offence for liquor to be delivered to a person under the age of 18 years.
Know your limits
It is important to drink responsibly and know how much you are consuming.
Know what your standard drink is. If in doubt please refer to the alcohol volume percentage on the label. If the alcohol volume varies, so will the standard drink measure so calculate your measures carefully.
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