Responsible Service of Alcohol

Policy on Responsible Service of Alcohol
We are committed to the Responsible Service of Alcohol. The Entertainment Grounds:

  • Recognises that it is against the law to serve anyone to intoxication.
  • Recognises that it is against the law to serve anyone under the age of 18.
  • Recognises that it is against the law to allow disruptive or violent behaviour to occur on these premises.
  • Is an active member of the Gosford Liquor Accord and is committed to abiding by its policies and procedures.
  • Acknowledges the right of every individual to an enjoyable social day out, without impacting on others to do the same.

The Entertainment Grounds has adopted the following House policy, which provides a framework for the Responsible Service of Alcohol.

Alcohol Consumption

  • Persons who are intoxicated will be Refused Admission to our premises.
  • We will display and refer to Intoxication signs in order to support our responsible attitude and meet the requirements of legislation.
  • Any patron in oncourse or at a function or event will be Denied Service if they are considered intoxicated.
  • The Entertainment Grounds does not seek to encourage rapid or excessive consumption through pricing.
  • Low alcoholic beers and non-alcoholic beverages are stocked, promoted and offered as an alternative to patrons who are judged as becoming intoxicated.
  • Patrons current or impending state of intoxication will be refused service.
  • The Entertainment Grounds does not condone or encourage high-risk groups entering its premises.
  • The Entertainment Grounds carries all necessary RSA signs to highlight these points.

Under Age Drinking

  • The Entertainment Grounds recognises only three (3) forms of identification:
    1. Current Drivers License
    2. RTA Proof of age card
    3. Passport
  • If a staff member believes that a person who is ordering or being supplied alcohol is under 18 years of age they will request proof of age.
  • The Entertainment Grounds will conduct random identification checks of persons that we suspect to be under the age of 18. If a person is less than 18 years of age or refuse to produce identification, staff will refuse service and that person may be removed from the premises.
  • All necessary RSA signage will be visible to both patrons and bar staff.
  • Persons under the age of 18 are not permitted to stand or be served at the bar even for non-alcoholic products.

Disruptive Behaviour
If a patrons behaviour becomes disruptive the security and or police will counsel the person(s). If the behaviour continues the patron will be ejected from the premises.

Violent Behaviour
Any form of violence will not be tolerated at The Entertainment Grounds. Should a patron become violent in any way they will be ejected from the venue.

Refusal of Service
It is against the law to serve an intoxicated person, which has serious consequences for the staff member and The Entertainment Grounds. Whilst individuals patronage is greatly valued intoxicated persons will be requested to leave the premises. Failure to leave as requested will result in Police action and a possible fine.

Drinking and Driving
Staff members will be pro-active in seeking to discourage drinking and driving. The Entertainment Grounds offers a number of services designed to alleviate the need for drunk driving. These services include the provision of overnight parking facilities, the provision of a safe place for the holding of car keys overnight and the making of alternative transport arrangements.

Training and Promotions
All staff have been informed about this policy on Responsible Service of Alcohol and adequately trained to support this policy. The Entertainment Grounds seeks to publicise and promote its position on Responsible Serving.