Important Notice: Is your RSA and RCG Certificates Expiring
If you or your staff have a paper Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) certificate issued between January 2001 and December 2006, these certificates will no longer be valid after 30 June 2013.
Holders of these certificates need to complete a new course from an approved training provider and apply for a photo competency card from a participating Australia Post outlet.
Remember - Holders of expired paper certificates risk being fined by NSW Police or inspectors from the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing.
(REF:liquor + gaming newsletter May 2013)
Kings Cross Competency Cards
All licensees, bar staff, RSA marshals and security staff working in the Kings Cross precinct must hold a current recognised Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) competency card.
• If you are a licensee your staff must have a competency card ($1,100 penalty notice);
• If you are a staff member you must have a competency card ($440 penalty notice);
• If you employ crowd controllers or bouncers, you must ensure they have a competency card ($550 penalty notice);
• If you are a crowd controller or bouncer, you must have a competency card ($440 penalty notice);
• If you are required to employ RSA marshals, they must have a competency card ($550 penalty notice);
• If you are an RSA marshal, you must have a competency card ($440 fine).
• The new measures are part of the Liquor Amendment (Kings Cross) Regulation 2012, which is one of a range of Government initiatives to clean up Kings Cross.
Important – Interim certificates are not acceptable in Kings Cross. All licensees, bar staff, RSA marshals and security staff in Kings Cross must hold an RSA Competency Card.
(REF: liquor + gaming newsletter May 2013)
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