Liquor retailers can utilise the internet to sell packaged liquor provided:
- they have a valid liquor licence from any state or territory in Australia to do so;
- sales and deliveries are not made to a juvenile; and
- specific information is included on the licensee's internet website (if one exists).
As from August 2007, the requirement for information to be included on a website applies to:
- Hotel licences;
- Liquor store licences;
- Producers licences;
- Wholesaler's licences; and
- Special facility licences that authorise the sale and supply of packaged liquor.
The information to be included on a website includes:
- Licence number;
- Class of licence;
- Name of licensee;
- Address and telephone number for the licensed premises; and
- The following notice :
Under the 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.
The Director's Sale of Liquor on the Internet Policy is available here.