South Australians looking to enjoy a glass of wine with their takeaway food may no longer need to make a stop to the bottle-o on the way home.
The state government will introduce new, permanent laws to allow bars, clubs and restaurants to deliver alcohol with meals.
Under the legislation, licensees will be able to sell either two bottles of wine, or one bottle of wine and a six-pack of beer, cider or pre-mixed spirits with takeaway food.
The measure was temporarily introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic and was such a success within the hospitality sector, the state government decided to make it permanent, Premier Steven Marshall said.
There were 741 businesses that successfully applied for the temporary licence since it was first introduced earlier this year.
“This will remove unnecessary red tape and help businesses defy the ongoing challenges and impacts COVID-19 presents,” Mr Marshall said.
Attorney-General Vickie Chapman plans to introduce the legislation to parliament at the first appropriate opportunity.
She said the measure would continue to help businesses increase their sales.
“I encourage all bar, restaurant, and small venue operators to review the new law and consider ways in which they can maximise its potential,” Ms Chapman said.