There are 3 ways you can legally provide alcohol at your event on campus. The easiest method is using a Curtin pre-qualified (inducted) caterer.
Licence types and requirements
A ‘caterer’ is defined as a person who:
is in the business of providing food for consumption at functions; and
carries on a food business as defined in section 10 of the Food Act 2008.
A caterer that holds a valid ‘special facility licence’ from Racing, Gaming & Liquor may supply and serve liquor at a function which the caterer has agreed to provide liquor (whether with or without food), for consumption by persons at that premises, subject to approval of the function by Curtin Properties.
An ‘occasional liquor licence’ may be granted by Racing, Gaming & Liquor for an event that cannot be covered under another type of licence. An occasional liquor licence allows an individual, a group of people, a company or an incorporated association the ability to supply and sell liquor to people attending a specific event, subject to approval of the event by Curtin Properties.
The ‘small functions’ exemption is applicable to small events where the sale or supply of liquor at a function is ancillary to the purpose of the function, subject to several conditions including but not limited to:
approval of the event by Curtin Properties;
the total number of attendees over the entire course of the function does not exceed 100 and the service of liquor lasts a maximum of 2 hours (continuous), commencing no earlier than 6 am and finishing no later than 10 pm on the same day; or
the total number of attendees over the entire course of the function does not exceed 75 and the service of liquor lasts a maximum of 4 hours (continuous), commencing no earlier than 6 am and finishing no later than 10 pm on the same day.