Responsible Service of Liquor


The Ringwood Golf Club adheres to the Victorian guidelines for patron intoxication as pursuant to the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998.

We are a proud member of the Maroondah Liquor Accord, and continue to implement all baring notices which are issued by the accord.

What is the law in Victoria?

The Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 states it is an offence for a licensee or permittee to supply liquor to a person in a state of intoxication, or to permit drunken or disorderly persons to be on the licensed premises, or on any authorised premises.

A definition of intoxication is contained in the Act. Section 3AB (1) states:

For the purposes of this Act, a person is in a state of intoxication if his or her speech, balance, co-ordination or behaviour is noticeably affected and there are reasonable grounds for believing that this is the result of the consumption of liquor.


Patrons who do not adhere to the Ringwood Golf Club’s intoxication policy may be fined in excess of $2000 or be issued with a fine on the spot through an infringement notice. It is also an offence for other persons to obtain alcohol or aid and abet an intoxicated person, with a maximum fine exceeding $2,000.

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