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Rights and responsibilities regarding confiscating identity cards

Rights and responsibilities regarding confiscating identity cards

Licensees and their staff are reminded of their rights and responsibilities regarding confiscating identity cards.

Under the Liquor Act 1992 (the Act), the key consideration is age. Identity cards must be confiscated if they are falsely used to show a person is aged over 18 and trying to enter a licensed premise or obtain alcohol. That includes using someone else’s ID, altering details on your own ID or using a fake ID. These are the only instances where licensees and security providers are obligated to confiscate licenses.

Other improper use of ID cards is a matter for police. Confiscated licenses must be sent to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation as soon as possible so the matter can be dealt with and, where appropriate, ensure the identification is returned to the rightful owner. People caught using IDs to falsely show they are aged over 18 may be fined up to $2500. Licensees should send confiscated licenses to their OLGR regional office.

Above News Source = ASIAL website 2010