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Many Australians who have alcohol delivered to their homes are already drunk when they place their order

Most Australians who have alcohol delivered to their homes are already drunk when they place their orders and violate drinking rules, research shows

  • A VicHealth survey found that 71 percent of weekly users received drunk orders
  • In a third of people who received alcohol, the ID was not checked by the staff
  • Drinking legislation prevents the sale of alcohol to drunk people and persons under the age of 18

Online alcohol delivery services have broken the rules after research shows they deliver alcohol to people who are already drunk.

A survey by VicHealth found that 71 percent of weekly users received their orders when they were already drunk.

A third of people received alcohol without any ID checks, making it possible for underage drinkers to order online.

Under Australian drink laws, it is illegal to sell alcohol to someone who is already drunk or under the age of 18.

A survey by VicHealth found that 71 percent of weekly users received their orders when they were already drunk (stock image)

A survey by VicHealth found that 71 percent of weekly users received their orders when they were already drunk (stock image)

About 40 percent of people said they would have stopped drinking if online alcohol delivery was not available.

“Alcohol delivery services are allowed to operate like cowboys in Victoria – it’s causing damage and it’s time to keep them in check,” said VicHealth CEO Sandro Demaio.

“There is really something wrong if a company is allowed to sell someone a bottle of spirits when they are already drunk and deliver it to the door within 15 minutes.”

VicHealth has pushed for a reform of the Liquor Act to regulate the online delivery of alcohol, including a two-hour delay after purchases, a curfew after 10pm, and a ban on marketing it via email, text or email. app promotions, among other measures.

While a third of people received alcohol without any ID verification, making it possible for underage drinkers to order online (stock image)

While a third of people received alcohol without any ID verification, making it possible for underage drinkers to order online (stock image)

While a third of people received alcohol without any ID verification, making it possible for underage drinkers to order online (stock image)

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