Under Section 117 of the New South Wales Liquor Act 2007 it is illegal to supply alcohol to people aged under 18 years in a private home unless it is supplied by:
- The child’s parent or guardian
- An adult who had the approval of the child’s parent or guardian
Responsible supervision is generally determined by:
- Whether the adult was drunk
- Whether the child was drunk
- The age of the child
- The amount of alcohol consumed by the child and over what period of time
- Whether the child consumed food with the alcohol
- How the child was supervised
A person convicted of secondary supply in NSW can be fined up to $11,000 for each minor involved.
Please note: This information does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon in this way. The information is correct at the time of publication. For information specific to your situation contact a legal aid service in your state or territory.