Alcohol Sampling

Alcohol Sampling

  • ICC Sydney supports the responsible sale and service of alcohol and maintains strict compliance with the NSW Liquor Act 2007 & Liquor Regulations 2008 covering.
  • The ICC has sole rights for the sale and distribution of any article of food or drink for consumption on-site.
  • ICC Sydney understands that sampling a wide range of cuisines enhances the appeal of food and lifestyle shows. Sampling of food or beverages is permitted at the venue if they are directly related to the exhibitor’s core business.
  • As the liquor licence holder, ICC Sydney is the sole provider and seller of alcohol at the venue.

Sample beverage portions are limited to:

  • Non-alcoholic beverage – 100ml or less
  • Liquor spirit – 20ml or less
  • Wine and beer – 50ml or less.

Please Note – Any exhibitor found sampling portions larger than the venue guidelines above may be charged a fee of $340 per day by the venue.

STEPS TO SAMPLE ALCOHOL ON YOUR STAND

  1. NSW Competency Card
    Those serving alcohol samples are required to hold a current NSW competency card, a copy of which must be supplied to the event organiser 8 weeks prior to the event. (Monday 15 July).  To get your first competency card you must pass an RSA or RCG course, or both, through an approved training provider. When you complete the course, your provider will give you an interim certificate that allows you to work for the first 90 days while you order and receive your photo competency card.
  2. Upload competency card to the exhibitor online manual
    A copy of your NSW competency card must be uploaded to the Sampling Alcohol Form in the Exhibitor Online Manual by Monday 15 July.
  3. Complete the Alcohol Sampling Form in the exhibitor online manual
    Exhibitors that would like to sample alcohol must complete the Sampling Alcohol Form in the exhibitor online manual in order to be granted approval for this to occur. This must be completed by Monday, 15 July 2019. Click here to access the Sampling Alcohol Form in the Exhibitor Online Manual.
  4. Apply for a Temporary Food Stall Permit
    Click here to download form
  5. Upload Temporary Food Stall Permit Number to Exhibitor Online Manual
    Please enter TFP number into the Sampling Food & Beverage Form
  6. Order Stand Signage
    All exhibitors will need to display an Under 18s not to be served alcohol sign on their stand. Any stands not displaying this sign will be in breach of the liquor licence, and will not be permitted to sample their product. These signs are available for purchase here, at a cost of $10 per sign. Only original signs purchased from NSW Government are valid. You must buy this sign from L&GNSW and you can’t reproduce it.Available as: Hard plastic sign or Adhesive decal (decal is a sticker that goes on the inside of glass)Please note: Liquor and Gaming NSW does not accept payments by phone.

 

INCIDENT MANAGEMENT 

  • For all liquor related incidents (underage drinkers, visitors helping themselves to alcohol, aggressive behavior, intoxication) please ensure all incidents are noted on the Incident Register located on your stand, and RSA Manager is contacted immediately.
  • To sample alcohol in NSW exhibitors must have a NSW competency card that is no longer than 3 years old. If they don’t have one they can do this online.
  • All exhibitors will need to display an Under 18s not to be served alcohol sign on their stand. Any stands not displaying this sign will be in breach of the liquor licence, and will not be permitted to sample their product.
    Only original signs purchased from NSW Government are valid.
  • Exhibitors sampling alcohol will be covered by ICC Liquor Licence only.
  • No alcohol can be sold onsite.
  • All employees involved directly with the sale, service or supply of alcohol must holding a valid NSW competency card. If these persons are to leave the stand or go on any breaks, only those who hold a NSW  competency card are able to serve in their place. If there are no other persons that hold this accreditation, alcohol service MUST cease until they return to the stand. Competency Cards must be submitted to ICC Sydney with the submission of the sampling form via the Exhibitor Online Manual
  • Exhibitors must have an RSA Incident register on their stands which must be signed at the end of each day and provided to the ICC Sydney floor managers at the end of each show day. All incidents including refusal of service due to no acceptable ID are to be recorded in the black Incident Register books.
  • ALL Exhibitors MUST have an approved ICC Sydney Food & Beverage sampling permit form. If fresh produce is being used, a temporary food stall permit issued by the City of Sydney is required.