Changes to Same Day Alcohol Delivery (NSW)

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The NSW government introduced new laws regarding Same Day deliveries of alcohol as part of the 24-hour economy liquor reforms, that came into effect 1 July 2021.

For a full overview of the changes, see here.


How does this impact booking a Same Day alcohol delivery in NSW?

For this purpose, when we refer to 'same day alcohol delivery' we are NOT referring to our Same Day Delivery Option, we are referring to any alcohol job that is purchased and/or booked to be delivered on the same date.


For these same day alcohol jobs, the following restrictions will apply:
  • The alcohol can only be handed over to the adult who has been nominated to receive the delivery (it will be marked as Specified Recipient Only) and therefore, cannot be left unattended.
  • The alcohol cannot be delivered:
    • between 12am - 9am, Monday - Saturday
    • between 11pm Sunday - 9am Monday
If the specified recipient is not available at the delivery address, or the specified recipient or the recipient is showing signs of intoxication, or is believed to be under 18 years of age, a paid return will be logged back to the store.
Sherpa's Age and Identity Verification:
As part of our age and identity verification, Sherpa driver partners will ask to see a valid ID and record the following in the app:
  • Type of ID
  • Date of Birth
  • Name on ID

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