If you are serving alcohol from your exhibitor stand, please read the following Conditions of Alcohol Service when planning and running your stand. Please note additional conditions may apply to specific events depending on local licensing requirements.
Licences & Permits. All alcohol must be sold in accordance with the specific licensing conditions in each city. In some cities, this may involve applying for an event liquor licence as well as an event catering permit as outlined on this page.
RSA Requirements. In Melbourne and Sydney, only state-specific accredited servers may serve alcohol at stands. It is each exhibitor’s responsibility to ensure compliance with local certification requirements and operating practices. In Auckland, GABS will arrange for accredited Duty Managers to oversee all stands. Exhibitors do not need to have a Duty Manager behind the bar.
Stand Staff & Representatives. All exhibitor stand staff or other representatives must be over 18 years of age. Exhibitor stand staff must be sober while working within the confines of their stand space. Any exhibitor staff deemed intoxicated during GABS shall be subject to ejection. Exhibitor representatives should at all times conduct themselves with appropriate decorum.
Service Times. All alcohol sales must cease 15 minutes prior to the end of each session. It is vital that all exhibitors adhere strictly to this license regulation. Any exhibitors found to be in breach will not be invited back again and/or asked to leave.
Glassware. Beer or cider may be poured from either your own tap system, bottles or cans into the 285mL GABS Souvenir Glasses or the 85mL tasting cups provided. No other glassware is allowed. 85mL samples may only be poured into the tasting cups supplied and not into the Souvenir Glass. No packaged beer or cider may be sold at any time.
Pricing. 85mL samples must be sold for a minimum of $2.50 but 285mL Souvenir Glass fills may be sold for anything from $6 upwards. A Tasting Paddle of 5 x 85mL samples may be sold for $11.50. Under no circumstances may an exhibitor provide free samples or glasses of beer or cider. All alcohol must be purchased via the official GABS cashless currency payment system. No cash sales are allowed.
Responsible Service. Exhibitor representatives cannot serve any customer who appears intoxicated. Alert GABS staff or security personnel immediately if anyone appears intoxicated.