Updates to Support NSW’s Alcohol Same Day Delivery Law Changes
In response to the NSW government’s new laws on same day alcohol delivery (effective 1 December 2021) Shippit will be updating what information is passed through to carriers and shown on labels.
From 1 December 2021, delivery providers must ensure that the people they engage to make same day deliveries hold a current RSAT certificate. Penalties apply for non-compliance, including a maximum fine of $5,500.
To learn more, we recommend visiting the Liquor & Gaming NSW website.
How will this impact me?
For Same Day Deliveries containing alcohol, we are introducing the following changes which are enabled on a per carrier basis:
- Information passed through to the carrier (through the order Booking Request) will (where relevant) indicate that the order contains Alcohol.
- A notice will be added on the shipping label to indicate that the order requires an 18+ ID check and Signature
Please note that these changes are only applied on a carrier level (as opposed to an order by order basis).
What action is required?
From 1 December, 2021, we will be enabling these updates automatically to merchants that currently ship alcohol using Same Day Delivery in NSW.
If you'd like to double-check or are planning to ship alcohol using Same Day Delivery in NSW, please reach out to our support team to ensure this functionality has been activated for your account.