SA Liquor Licence for a private party?

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  1. Matthew17

    Matthew17 Active Member

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    I, along with my partner, are having a party of around 100 people on a farm where kegs of beer and other alcohol will be provided. However, other amenities were required such as port-a-potties, bins, a generator, a marquis and other hygiene essentials to ensure everyone is safe. It is for this reason we decided to ticket the party in order to pay for these amenities, as well as the fact that at 100 people we want to have a reliable and safe way of ensuring the right people are getting in, and to that effect, everyone is safe.

    Concerns have been raised, however, about the legality of supplying alcohol for a party where monetary transactions have taken place, and that it is technically selling alcohol. I have tried to research myself, but the only exemptions that appear seem not to take into account private gatherings.

    Would there be legal issues in having a paid ticketed, private gathering where alcohol is then supplied?
     
  2. Clancy

    Clancy Well-Known Member

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    I would say so. A ticketed system suggests the possibility of members of the public getting in.
    I think perhaps that is why most people having a large private party do it by 'invitation only' system.
     
  3. Matthew17

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    Ah well, it is invitation only, not anyone can buy a ticket, only those who we invite and forward the ticketing site to, does that make difference.
     
  4. Clancy

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    Ticketing site? I dont know about that either? If it was me, i would be selling tickets inside the private property on the day, after people gained entry by invitation only. but even that may be more along the lines of 'getting around the law' rather than strictly obeying the law.
     
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