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Refusing entry and ID scanning on re-entry

The law requires that a patron has their ID scanned when they first enter a regulated premises after 10pm on certain days and every time they re-enter after that unless a compliant re-entry pass system is being used.

Refusing entry to a regulated premises

Under the Liquor Act 1992, you must refuse a patron entry to a regulated premises after 10pm (when scanning is required and certain exemptions don't apply) if:

  • the scan (or manual check) of the photo ID indicates the patron is subject to a banning order for the premises
  • the patron fails to produce current photo ID
  • a licensed crowd controller (or staff member supervised by a licensed crowd controller) of the regulated premises does not scan the photo ID using an approved ID scanner linked to an approved ID scanning system (or in the case of system failure, does not check the photo ID against the manual ban list).

To meet obligations under the Liquor Act, licensees must also refuse entry or remove banned persons from their venue at other times if they become aware that they are banned (see section 142ZZB(4)).

Scanning ID on re-entry

A patron is not permitted to re-enter the regulated premises after 10pm without having their ID scanned or possessing a compliant re-entry pass.

For example, if a patron has temporarily exited the regulated premises to have a cigarette, the patron will still need to have their ID scanned again when they re-enter the premises after 10pm if they don't have a re-entry pass.

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