Changes to NSW Liquor Laws in 2007 meant that under 18’s can now perform in licensed premises in NSW.
If you are a parent with children who are up to playing on the gig, or a teacher with promising young students who would benefit from performing and even earning a few dollars, the NSW Liquor Act 2007 has provisions to encourage young musicians to perform in licensed venues including hotels, clubs, restaurants and small bars – provided they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
Minor not to enter or remain in certain licensed premises
123 Minor not to enter or remain in certain licensed premises
(1) A minor must not:
(a) enter or remain in the bar area of a hotel or club premises, or
(b) enter or remain in a part of a hotel to which a minors area authorisation relates unless the minor is in the company of a responsible adult, or
(b1) enter or remain in a small bar during trading hours, or
(c) enter or remain in a licensed public entertainment venue unless:
(i) the minor is in the company of a responsible adult, or
(ii) a function is being held in the venue in accordance with a minors functions authorisation.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(3) A minor does not commit an offence under subsection (1) (a) if the minor:
(b) is performing in a show or other live entertainment performance held in the bar area,
and is in the company of a responsible adult while in the bar area.