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#51 Prancer is coming

Posted 17 September 2019 - 10:11 PM

You are not on the Gold Coast are you?  We stayed there a few weeks before schoolies a few years ago, and there were heaps of restrictions on the booking.  They were obviously trying to do everything to avoid groups of young people booking accommodation!

#52 VigilantePaladin

Posted 18 September 2019 - 01:25 AM

View PostJRA, on 17 September 2019 - 09:35 PM, said:

Above is what you said



This is what the document said. You cannot go in to a pub and simply not approach the bar. This changed in 2018.  
You can GO to a bar or pub with appropriate people if under 18. You can go into the premises with appropriate people if under 18. You may not go up to the bar or into gaming areas or consume alcohol if under 18.  

My kids, when under 18, could come with me to my local RSL. They were not allowed to come up to the bar with me if i was ordering a drink even if that drink was non alcoholic even to the free water area. They were not allowed to come into the gaming area with me. Of course they could come to a licensed premises with me as I was over 18 and their parent.

#53 gracie1978

Posted 18 September 2019 - 05:54 AM

View Posteverly, on 17 September 2019 - 06:58 PM, said:

I was recently in line at Aldi. The woman in front of me told her son (looked about 15) to go and get a bottle of wine. When she got to the front of the queue, the Aldi woman refused to let her buy the alcohol. Because the boy had got it off the shelf, the Aldi woman said it looked like the mum was buying it for him.

I'd be so cranky if that happened to me.
I'd only be buying wine to make risotto, I'd probably get the sh*ts and leave all my groceries.

#54 Murderino

Posted 18 September 2019 - 07:32 AM

Not alcohol but gambling to illustrate the arbitrary nature of some of this stuff

I used to put $2 on the Melbourne Cup each year.  DD was 3 months old and after shopping on Cup morning I walked to the nearest TAB to place my bet, it was in a pub with a pokies room.

As I went to go in the door of the pokies a woman told me I couldn’t take the baby in to the pokies area. I said I was just putting on a cup bet. She pulled her ID from her pocket and said she was an inspector and if I went in she’d have to fine the establishment.

She then pointed to their TAB gaming bar and said I was allowed to take her in there.

The ridiculousness of banning her from one gaming room while directing me to another did not seem to occur to the woman.

I don’t blame staff for strictly enforcing the rules when the fallback will be on them personally. In their shoes I wouldn’t risk a fine for you to get a bottle of wine.

View PostMurderBritches, on 18 September 2019 - 01:25 AM, said:


You can GO to a bar or pub with appropriate people if under 18. You can go into the premises with appropriate people if under 18. You may not go up to the bar or into gaming areas or consume alcohol if under 18.  

My kids, when under 18, could come with me to my local RSL. They were not allowed to come up to the bar with me if i was ordering a drink even if that drink was non alcoholic even to the free water area. They were not allowed to come into the gaming area with me. Of course they could come to a licensed premises with me as I was over 18 and their parent.

But it doesn’t say the kid can’t come to the bar with you? I don’t drink alcohol so if we go to dinner at a pub we’re all getting water or milkshakes (kids) or soft drink (me). At our local pub my kids go to the bar to ask for their own water or chocolate shake and are always served - I’m less than three feet away. At other pubs they almost always come with me to choose and order their drink and we’ve never been turned away in Vic.

This made it somewhat of a shock in NSW on the last family holiday XH and I took the kids on - they went with their dad to get the drinks and the barman sent them away (which was fine we were just surprised as it had never happened to us in Vic and still hasn’t).

#55 hills mum bec

Posted 18 September 2019 - 10:49 AM

I think the laws must be quite different in SA too because we will often go to the local pubs for a drink with friends and take the kids with us.  We often sit at the bar with the kids and a bowl of hot chips and have never had an issue.  The only laws I'm aware of is that under 18s are not allowed in area with gaming machines and they are not allowed to be on licensed premises after midnight.

Found it.  It's after 9pm if it's a night club:

https://www.sa.gov.a...ed-venue/minors

#56 Mollycoddle

Posted 19 September 2019 - 12:14 AM

View PostMurderino, on 18 September 2019 - 07:32 AM, said:


But it doesn’t say the kid can’t come to the bar with you? I don’t drink alcohol so if we go to dinner at a pub we’re all getting water or milkshakes (kids) or soft drink (me). At our local pub my kids go to the bar to ask for their own water or chocolate shake and are always served - I’m less than three feet away. At other pubs they almost always come with me to choose and order their drink and we’ve never been turned away in Vic.


Absolutely a no in the ACT. If a kid even puts a toe over the tiled area surrounding the bar they're onto you that quick!

#57 panda eyes

Posted 19 September 2019 - 07:08 AM

View PostMollycoddle, on 19 September 2019 - 12:14 AM, said:



Absolutely a no in the ACT. If a kid even puts a toe over the tiled area surrounding the bar they're onto you that quick!

This has happened to me in a family friendly bowling club in nsw too.

#58 VigilantePaladin

Posted 19 September 2019 - 09:58 AM

View PostMollycoddle, on 19 September 2019 - 12:14 AM, said:



Absolutely a no in the ACT. If a kid even puts a toe over the tiled area surrounding the bar they're onto you that quick!
Because the fines are so horrendous for all concerned.




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