Ingleburn RSL Club has a zero tolerance policy for intoxicated, violent, quarrelsome or aggressive behaviour. Below is the clubs house policy for managing the inherent risks associated with alcohol consumption.
Failure to abide by this policy may result in formal disciplinary action under Rule 20.1 (a) & (b) and 23.1 (a) to (g) of the Club Constitution and/or police action.
ENTRY TO THE CLUB
- Any person suspected of being underage will be required to produce proof of age. The only documents acceptable as proof of age are:
- A driver’s or rider’s licence or permit (issued by an Australian State or Territory or any foreign country); or
- An Australian passport or a foreign passport issued by another country; or
- A NSW photo card(issued by Roads and Maritime Services NSW); or
- A Proof of age card issued by a public authority of the Commonwealth or of another State or Territory for the purpose of attesting to a person’s identity and age; or
- A Keypass (over-18) identity card issued by Australia Post.
- In addition ANY person who appears 25 years of age or younger MUST produce a second / supporting form of identification to verify and satisfy they are over 18 years of age.
- Club entry requirements must be strictly adhered to at all times including dress code, sign-in and conduct requirements.
- Minors are only allowed within the unrestricted areas of the club. Unrestricted areas are:
- Salute Food Service Area
- The Café
- Lower Level Gym / Function Area
RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL
- All staff supplying alcohol to any person must have undertaken legislated responsible service of alcohol training and possess a current Class A Competency card.
- Staff are required to have their competency card available on their person during work times.
- Bar trade within club premises will cease at 3:30am, 7 days a week.
- Ingleburn RSL does not sell multiple (double or more) nips of spirits or liqueurs (port excluded), shots or jugs of beer or any other alcoholic beverages. Drinks on ice may be allowed at the manager on duty’s discretion.
- The club enforces a one drink purchase per patron maximum on Friday and Saturdays after 12am or any other time management deem appropriate.
- No wine bottles will be sold after midnight on any day of the week.
- Takeaway alcohol sales are only permitted until 10pm, 7 days a week. No takeaway sales will be permitted on Good Friday.
- The club does not allow the ‘stock piling’ of alcoholic beverages. Patrons may have a maximum of one drink in their possession at all times. Unattended drinks will be cleared away by staff. Ingleburn RSL Club does not permit the practice of ‘stock piling’ drinks.
- Patrons are not permitted to use other member’s cards when purchasing items within the club.
SUPPLY TO MINORS
- Underage patrons will not be served (alcoholic beverages or otherwise) at any bar within the club.
- The club does not permit consumption of alcohol by patrons under the age of 18, even when in the company of a parent or legal guardian.
Patrons who supply alcoholic beverages to minors will be asked to leave and may face further disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion from the privileges of membership as per Rule 20.1 and 23.1 of the Clubs Constitution.
- Intoxicated behaviour includes but is not limited to:
|· Slurring words
· Rambling or unintelligible conversation
· Incoherent or muddled speech
· Loss of train of thought
· Not understanding normal conversation
· Difficulty paying attention
|· Unsteady on feet
· Swaying uncontrollably
· Difficulty walking straight
· Cannot stand, or falling down
· Bumping into or knocking over furniture or people
|· Lack of coordination
· Spilling drinks
· Dropping drinks
· Fumbling change
· Difficulty counting money or paying
· Difficulty opening or closing doors
· Inability to find one’s mouth with a glass
· Bad tempered
· Physically violent
· Using offensive language
· Annoying/pestering others
· Overly friendly
· Loss of inhibition
· Inappropriate sexual advances
· Drowsiness or sleeping at a bar or table
· Drinking rapidly
- Service will be refused to any person who becomes intoxicated or has demonstrated intoxicated behaviour. Any incident of refusal of service will be reported to the manager on duty and/or security personnel immediately.
- Any person who becomes violent, argumentative or quarrelsome will be refused service. Any incident of such behaviour will be reported to the manager on duty and/or security personnel immediately.
- Any person who is deemed intoxicated, violent, argumentative or quarrelsome or otherwise antisocial behaviour will be asked to leave the premises immediately by the manager on duty and/or security personnel.
- In the event that a patron refuses to leave the club premises, police will be called to assist. The maximum penalty for refusal to leave is $550. In addition, members may face formal disciplinary proceedings by the board of the club under Rule XX of the club constitution. These proceedings may result in the member being suspended or expelled from the privileges of membership of the club.
- An RSA Marshall, wearing a vest with the words “RSA Marshall”, is employed in the club for major events such as Anzac Day, New Year’s Eve and any other designated major event. On all other peak trading times club security, managers, supervisors and staff work in a collaborative manner to monitor assess and remove any persons deemed affected by alcohol.
- When requesting a person to leave the Club premises management are asked to remind the patron that under section 67A (4) of the registered Clubs Act; they are liable for a fine of $550 if they fail to leave a licensed premise when requested to do so. Managers are asked to make three clear hand signals to assist with CCTV evidence.