During the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the Amendment Act will override certain conditions related to restrictions on trading hours and one-way door policies.
However, you must comply with all other conditions that apply to your normal licensed trading hours (for example, restrictions on types of drinks sold or who the premises can sell and supply alcohol to).
Offences in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012, that the Amendment Act does not override, still apply during extended trading hours (for example, not serving intoxicated people).
Not displaying information about the extended trading hours alongside a licensee’s other licensing information is also an offence. This is punishable by a fine of up to $5000 under section 259 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.
Licensees in breach of the conditions in the Amendment Act could also have their extended hours privileges immediately revoked. This may happen if the police or a licensing inspector files an application for an order under section 280 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.