A certified manager must be on duty at all times when alcohol is being sold and supplied to the public except in the case of most special licences and endorsed licences.
Clubs must appoint at least one manager who holds a current Manager's Certificate.
If the certified manager is ill, absent, dismissed or resigned, a licensee can appoint a temporary or acting manager. These people must be adequately trained and Council and the Police notified.
A Temporary Manager can be appointed where a manager is ill or absent for any reason, or is dismissed, or resigns. A licensee may appoint a person who is not the holder of a Manager’s Certificate as a Temporary Manager. The person appointed as a Temporary Manager must, within two working days, apply for a Manager’s Certificate and then may continue as a Temporary Manager until such time as the application for the Manager’s Certificate is determined.
A licensee can appoint someone who is not the holder of a Manager’s Certificate as an Acting Manager for any period not exceeding three weeks at any one time. An individual cannot be appointed as an “Acting Manager” for any period totaling more than six weeks in a 12 month period.