Do you need an RSA to serve alcohol at a private function NSW?

In general, the NSW liquor licensing law requires any person or organisation selling alcohol to others to have a license to do so. … It’s an offence to sell or serve alcohol without a required licence and fines or imprisonment may apply.

Do I need an RSA for a private function?

As a server of alcohol, it is important to remember that valid RSA certificates are required of anybody pouring drinks. This applies no matter how small your event and no matter what your location is. Even if the event is a one-off, all servers must be RSA qualified.

How long can you work without an RSA NSW?

Do I need an RSA certificate before I start work? It depends on the State. Some states allow you a 30 day grace period, so if you have been offered a job without an RSA certificate, you may have time to complete the course after you start work.

Do I need an RSA?

An RSA is generally required for anyone wanting to work with a company selling or promoting alcohol products. Wait staff, liquor shop attendants and security workers at a club all require an RSA in order to be employed in the New South Wales state.

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How do I get a liquor Licence in NSW?

How to apply

  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Ensure you’ve gathered all the required documents.
  3. Select the ‘Apply online’ button.
  4. Register or sign in to OneGov.
  5. Complete the online application form.
  6. Upload and attach your supporting documents.
  7. Enter your payment details.
  8. Read and confirm the declaration.

Can you serve alcohol without an RSA Victoria?

Licensees and staff involved in the supply of alcohol need to complete an RSA training course approved by the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation. Staff without an RSA certificate need to undertake training no more than one month after they begin serving alcohol on the licensed premises.

How do I get an RSA certificate?

How to apply

  1. Complete your RSA or RCG training with an approved training provider.
  2. Get your RSA or RCG interim certificate from your training provider. …
  3. Gather your original identity documents.
  4. Visit a service centre to have your photo taken and submit your application.

Can you work without an RSA in NSW?

You can be fined if you work without a current NSW competency card, interim certificate, or digital licence – or if you allow employees to work without one. Fines are much higher in the Kings Cross and Sydney CBD Entertainment Prescribed Precincts.

Can I use my act RSA in NSW?

NSW Yes No* Interstate RSA certification is currently not recognised in NSW.

Does a RSA expire?

All RSA and RCG training will expire every 5 years and a new accreditation will be required. At the end of your cards 5 year expiry date you have to complete your RSA and RCG refresher through NSW Liquor and Gaming.

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How much does a RSA cost?


Cost $114 – no more to pay – includes the standard Competency Card fee of $85.
Time 3 minutes to enrol, approx 6-8 hours – self paced, depending on previous skills and knowledge.4 weeks to complete.
Payment Mastercard/Visa through our Eway internet payment facility.

What are a the RSA training requirements?

RSA Course. To sell, serve or supply alcohol in NSW, you must complete an RSA training course provided by an approved training provider. If you are new to the liquor industry or your RSA competency training took place more than five years ago, you need to complete a full training course.

Do kitchen hands need RSA?

Kitchen staff may also be required to have an RSA depending on the venue you will be working in. Whether you are a head chef or a pot washer, an RSA proves your knowledge of the drinking laws and allows you to work around alcohol in a licensed venue.

How much does a liquor Licence cost NSW?

Annual liquor licence fee components

Licence type base fee – per licence
On-premises – including vessels $446
Packaged liquor – 1-3 outlets $556
Packaged liquor – 4-9 outlets $1,110
Packaged liquor – 10 + outlets $2,219

How long does it take to get a liquor Licence in NSW?

Approval time

Applications will generally be assessed within five months of lodgement.

How do I open a bottle shop in NSW?

To open a liquor store, you will need to get a licence to sell alcohol. The type of permit required will vary from state to state. In NSW, you will need to apply for a packaged liquor licence.

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