Responsible Service of Alcohol
Hope Estate takes Responsible Service of Alcohol very seriously. Whether that service occurs onsite at our Pokolbin Cellar Door, during an onsite Event or Concert, a Members allocation or General Public Online Purchase Order.
As part of the mandatory labelling requirements for alcohol in Australia, Hope Estate support and is compliant with DrinkWise initiatives. Click here for more information on DrinkWise.
ID25 Policy - Proof of age verification
We enforce the checking of proof of age identification. I.D. is required if you look under 25. Please don't take offence if we ask you for I.D.
In accordance with our liquor licensing obligations responsible service of alcohol is enforced by Hope Estate. Hope estate has a legal and moral obligation to ensure that patrons deemed by service staff to be intoxicated are denied further service of alcohol.
Secondary Supply Policy - Don't buy it for them
Secondary supply is the most common way young people obtain alcohol; this is where an adult purchases alcohol on behalf of a person under the age of 18. It is against the law to provide or supply alcohol to a minor on a licenced premises. We will refuse service if we believe an adult is purchasing alcohol on behalf of a minor or will supply alcohol to a minor. We will do the same if we believe the purchase is for an intoxicated person. If we overhear a conversation between an adult and minor or an intoxicated person, or witness any actions that suggest the purchase is for the minor or an intoxicated person, we will refuse the sale. Please don't take offence, our caution is in the interest of safe and responsible service of alcohol.
Know your limits
When you are having a drink, keep track of how many you’ve had. Understanding how many units are in your drink will put you a step ahead. 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.
Our top tips to drink more safely
Put your drink down between sips – you drink twice as fast if you keep holding it
Avoid rounds! You’ll end up drinking at the speed of the fastest drinker!
Alternate your drinks, 1 x alcoholic then 1 x non-alcoholic
Do something when you’re drinking, like having a meal or playing cards/pool etc. to slow you down
Thirsty? Quench your thirst with soft drinks before starting on the alcohol
Try other ways to relax (sport, bath, music…)
‘I won’t drink before…’ set a time and stick to it!
When pouring spirits at home use a shot measure (25ml = pub measure = 1 unit)
Budget for your alcohol when you’re out, and make sure you have enough to get home!
If you intend to drink, make sure you have a safe means of getting home.
Liquor Licencing Acts
Liquor licencing legislation in Australia is state and territory based:
Australian Capital Territory: Liquor Act 2010 - A person must not sell or supply liquor to a person under 18 years old on premises where the sale or supply 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 liquor to, or to obtain on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years.
Northern Territory: Under the Liquor Act 2019 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.
Queensland: Under the Liquor Act 1992 it is an offence to supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years.
South Australia: Liquor Licencing Act 1997 - Liquor must NOT be supplied to persons under 18.
Tasmania: Warning - Under the Liquor Licencing Act 1990 it is an offence for liquor to be delivered to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty fine not exceeding 20 penalty units), and for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase liquor (penalty fine not exceeding 10 penalty units).
Victoria: Warning - Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty exceeds $19,000), For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (penalty exceeds $800).
Western Australia: 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 licenced or regulated premises; and for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase, or attempt to purchase, liquor on licensed or regulated premises.