Ballina hotel hit with over $14K in fines for breaking COVID, licensing restrictions

A Ballina hotel has been hit with thousands of dollars worth of fines after allegedly breaking COVID-19 and licensing restrictions.

Licensing police first conducted an inspection of the hotel in Brighton Street on September 27 before returning a week later for another check.

NSW Police claim that on both occasions customers were being served alcohol despite being heavily intoxicated.


They were also gathering in large groups which is in breach of the Public Health Order.

The hotel has since been slapped with six fines. Two $5000 fines for not complying with COVID restrictions, two $1100 notices for licensee permit intoxication and another two $1100 notices for licensee fail to comply with conditions of licence.

That’s a total of $14,400.

NSW Police have said they will continue to conduct further business compliance inspections at the hotel and in the surrounding area.