Alcohol Management and Use Policy


The University of Adelaide is committed to providing its staff, students and visitors with a safe, secure and inclusive community. The University recognises that staff, students and visitors enjoy a range of social activities on and off the University's premises. However, excessive and irresponsible service and consumption of alcohol puts at risk staff, students and visitors, University property and the University's reputation. The purpose of this policy is to encourage moderation and responsible attitudes to the use of alcohol; and outline University expectations and requirements for the responsible management of service and consumption of alcohol on and off University premises.


Policy reviewed by Council 6/14 on 14 July 2014; s.1.2(e) amended.

Title Version Document Date uploaded
Alcohol Management and Use Policy d2016/95566 D2016_95566__Alcohol_Management_and_Use_Policy_-_approved_by_Council_17_February_2014_-_minor_amendment_to_include_on-line_application_form_information.pdf [71.7K] (application/pdf) 14 Aug 2017
d2016/95566 Alcohol_Management_and_Use_Policy_-_approved_by_Council_17_~_line_application_form_information.htm [40.8K] (text/html) 14 Mar 2017
d2016/95566 Alcohol_Management_and_Use_Policy_-_approved_by_Council_17_~_line_application_form_information.htm [41.1K] (text/html) 11 Nov 2016
d2014/37884 Alcohol_Management_and_Use_Policy_-_for_approval_by_Council_17_February_2014.htm [40.9K] (text/html) 18 Feb 2014
On-Campus Event Checklist D2016/114868 Alcohol_Management_Policy_-_On-Campus_Event_checklist_(2).docx [15.1K] (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document) 23 May 2016
d2014/37891 Alcohol_Management_Policy_­_On-Campus_Event_checklist.docx [17.3K] (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document) 18 Feb 2014
Off-Campus Event Checklist D2016/114868 Alcohol_Management_Policy_-_Off-Campus_Event_checklist_(1).docx [13.6K] (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document) 23 May 2016
D2016/34196 Alcohol_Management_Policy_-_Off-Campus_Event_checklist_(1).docx [13.5K] (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document) 15 Feb 2016
d2014/37892 Alcohol_Management_Policy_­_Off-Campus_Event_checklist.docx [15.6K] (application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document) 18 Feb 2014
Alcohol Management Flowchart d2014/37894 Alcohol_Management_Flowchart.pdf [172.9K] (application/pdf) 19 Feb 2014
APPLICATION TO SERVE ALCOHOL FORM D2016/96624 Application_to_Serve_Alcohol_on_Campus.pdf [221.6K] (application/pdf) 5 Apr 2018
d2014/37893 Application_to_serve_alcohol_on_campus_-_University_Club_2.doc [61.5K] (application/msword) 4 Mar 2014
Licensed Areas map d2014/42524 Licensed_Areas_Map_-_North_Terrace_Campus.pdf [761.8K] (application/pdf) 19 Feb 2014

RMO File No. 2013/3591
Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
Responsible policy officer General Manager, Student Services and Administration, ext. 34001
Endorsed by Vice-Chancellors Executive on 5 February 2014
Approved by University Council on 17 February 2014
Related Policies HSW Handbook - 3.22 Events Safety Management
Effective from 17 February 2014
Review Date 28 February 2017
Contact for queries about the policy Michael Physick, Executive Officer, Student Services and Administration, tel. 8313 3191 or

Printed copies of these documents may not be up to date. Please refer to the University Policy and Procedures website for the latest version.