Safe Enjoyment

The Deck & Lounge promotes the responsible service of alcohol for legal, health and community reasons. We host a wide range of events that are not focused on drinking and partying. If you have any suggestions for an event you would like to see, we would love to hear from you at thedeckandlounge@scu.edu.au.

Alcohol & the Law | The Liquor act as amended requires licensees to accept more responsibility for the behaviour of patrons on licensed premises. A person shall not sell or supply liquor to a person under the age of 18 years. A licensee shall not permit intoxication or any indecent, violent or quarrelsome conduct on their licensed premises. A person shall not sell or supply any liquor to any person who is intoxicated, violent or quarrelsome. It is an offence to remain on or in the vicinity of licensed premises when asked to leave by the licensee or their employees. Here are some tips on how you can enjoy a drama free night out.

Safe Partying | Follow these simple guidelines on any night out to ensure you and your friends stay safe and to enjoy yourselves.

  • Have something to eat
  • Monitor how much you drink.
  • Beware of drinks that may be spiked.
  • Drink slowly – take sips, not gulps.
  • Don’t let others top up your drink.
  • Avoid salty snacks – salty foods make you thirsty so you drink more.
  • Substitute alcohol with water or soft drinks.
  • Don’t be pressured into drinking more than you want to.
  • Never drink from a drink that has been left unattended.

Drinking to Regret | Sometimes the worst part of a night out is facing up to the consequences of your behaviour, like:

  • Becoming more violent and aggressive, getting into a fight, getting hurt or picking a fight.
  • Unwanted pregnancy and catching an STD through unprotected sex.
  • Injuring yourself by falling down stairs or off a balcony.
  • Losing control, and doing things that lead to humiliation and loss of self-respect.
  • Being rejected by your friends.
  • Becoming over-emotional or tearful.
  • Doing stupid things, pranks or gags that go too far.

Did you know?

  • A hangover is your body’s way of telling you it can’t cope with the amount of alcohol you’ve had.
  • Young people aged 15 – 24 are involved in about half of all serious alcohol related road injuries.
  • Alcohol makes you less aware of danger.
  • The risk of injuring yourself is greater when you’ve been drinking, even at low levels.
  • Alcohol is a factor in 50% of all drowning incidents.
  • You can die from an alcohol overdose.
  • Alcohol is a depressant.
  • Having just one drink increases the risk of death or serious injury to cyclists by 500%.
  • Alcohol still affects you even after you no longer have alcohol in your body.
  • For more information on safe partying check out: ReachOut Safe Partying information

Notice to Vacate | If you are asked to leave Unibar due to intoxication or unacceptable behaviour you will receive a Notice to Vacate flyer. This notice explains the licensing laws and fines that could occur. On-the-spot fine of $550 if you refuse and maximum court fines of $5,500.

Notice to vacate Unibar:

  • You have been refused entry to, or ejected from, Unibar and cannot re-enter or remain in within 50 meters of the premises.
  • You must not attempt to re-enter the premises within 24 hours.
  • You must not enter the 50 metre boundary within 6 hours unless you reasonably fear for your safety or need to obtain transport