Melbourne's Original Party Bus

Code Of Conduct

Below are the minimum standards of behaviour that the Director of Liquor Licensing expects of all Party Bus patrons.


  • Must produce upon request appropriate proof of age documentation at the time of pick-up
  • Must not bring Glass drinking Vessels on the vehicle
  • Must not smoke on the vehicle
  • Must not take Alcohol off the vehicle during the course of the trip
  • Must not any stage while travelling disembark from the vehicle:
  • Must not behave in a manner likely to distract the driver of the vehicle
  • Must not urinate in a public place? Including a street, lane, alleyway or doorway
  • Must not litter? Including empty drink containers, food wrappings or cigarette butts
  • Must not Vandalize any property whatsoever
  • Must not make unreasonable excessive noise
  • Must not bring, consume or distribute illegal drugs
  • Must not behave in a violent or aggressive manner towards staff or any other member of the public
  • Must not behave in an indecent or offensive manner to others
  • Must comply with all directions given by staff whilst on charter

Have a SAFE GREAT night out!

Must comply with all directions by Police officers or compliance inspectors, including
a direction to produce proof of age documentation.


Under the Summary Offences Act 1966, It is an offence to be drunk or drunk and disorderly in a public place. In addition, the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 prohibits:

  • Underage drinking
  • Anti-Social behavior in and around licensed premises
  • Disturbance of the neighborhood amenity
  • Refusing a direction by a police member or compliance Inspector

Patrons who do not comply with the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 may be guilty of an offence and issued an infringement notice or be ordered by a court to pay a fine.

Responsibility of the Bus Operator and Host:

The operator of the party bus and the appointed host will promote the responsible behaviour of patrons, including responsible consumption of alcohol. To meet this requirement, the operator and the appointed host will comply with the following:

  • If visiting licensed premises during the trip, notify the owners beforehand of the date, approximate time and number of people who are attending.
  • Avoid entering into any agreements with licensed venues that encourage irresponsible consumption of alcohol.
  • Display a BYO permit in a prominent place on the bus.
  • Display the following signs, approved by the Director Of Liquor Licensing, in a prominent place on the bus:
    • Intoxication
    • Be safe in public places.
  • We have provided the hirer with a copy of the Code of Conduct attached to their booking form, and make a verbal announcement about patron responsibilities and prohibited behaviours at the commencement of the trip.
  • Check the patrons proof of age documentation and refuse entry to unaccompanied minors.
  • Refuse entry to any patron who appears to be intoxicated at the commencement of the trip.
  • If stopping at one or more destination during the trip, remove any alcohol still remaining at the first venue stop, place it in a storage area within the bus, and return it to patrons at the end of the trip.
  • If stopping at any licensed premises during the trip, inform staff members or crowd controllers about any patrons who appear to be intoxicated.
  • Monitor the amount of alcohol consumed and attend to any patron who appears to be intoxicated by:
    • Asking the patron to remain on the bus with the buddy to sober up.
    • Arranging a taxi for the patron, if practicable.
  • Take all reasonable steps to ensure that patrons do not cause a public nuisance- for example: littering, making excessive noise, congregating in a public place, or behaving in an offensive or indecent manner.
  • Allow a Police Officer or Compliance Inspector on board to carry out their function under the Liquor Control Reform Act.
  • Abide by road laws relating to parking near and around venues to ensure passenger safety when boarding/ disembarking.

Subsequent Offences:

The Liquor Control Reform Act prohibits behaviour including:

  • Allowing patrons to bring or consume alcohol on the bus without a BYO permit.
  • Permitting underage drinking
  • Refusing a direction by a Police Officer or Compliance Inspector.


A Party Bus Operator or Host who does not comply with the Liquor Control Reform Act may be charged or issued with an infringement notice.

Dee Decker Tours reserves the right to terminate a tour at any time, at the driver/hosts discretion if it appears that guests are not abiding by the companies Code of Conduct.

Dee Decker Tours will ensure that all patrons are made aware that venues have the right to refuse entry if their terms and conditions are not met. These terms and conditions are set by the venues, and are independent of Dee Decker Tours.

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