3. Compliance with underage alcohol sales

Police test the compliance of licensed premises with underage alcohol sales.

Police in your district may carry out a Controlled Purchase Operation. This is where they ask volunteers under the age of 18 to enter a licensed premises and attempt to purchase alcohol.

There are penalties if the premises sells to a minor. The licensee may be liable to either or both of the following:

  1. a fine of not more than $10,000:
  2. the suspension of the licensee’s licence for a period of not more than 7 days:

The manager may also be liable to a fine of not more than $10,000. For more information, click here.