AHA NSW represents the interests of hoteliers and licensees – from small individual operated hotels and bars to large multi-hotel groups – right across metropolitan and country areas of NSW.
Members have access to a range of services available from AHA NSW head office in Macquarie Street, Sydney or from the membership liaison team who service and support all members across NSW.
Membership liaison officers conduct on-site visits of member venues providing industry briefings and are also on call 24/7 to assist members with day-to-day enquiries.
The range of other services membership provides are specifically tailored to operational business needs and include:
Legal and Industrial Affairs
The AHA NSW’s legal and industrial affairs team is a key component in the Association’s delivery of services to members and upkeep of the broader hospitality industry.
The primary function of the legal and industrial affairs team is to provide strategic and reliable advice and representation to the Association and its members on a range of legal and industrial matters including:
- Employment law and industrial relations;
- Liquor Licensing;
- Compliance; and
- Commercial contracts.
Legal services are provided to AHA NSW members through Hospitality Legal Pty Limited at competitive legal rates. Services include:
- Unfair dismissal
- General protections claims
- Underpayment claims
- Fair Work Ombudsman investigations/prosecutions
- Enterprise Agreements
- General discrimination claims
Liquor and Policing
The Liquor and Policing Department provides advice and support to members interacting with NSW Police, Liquor and Gaming NSW, Local Government and other Government agencies. This includes liquor licensing issues and potential breaches of liquor laws as well as armed holdups and other criminal behaviour occurring in and around licensed premises. We also provide support to liquor accords and Sub-Branches, providing advice, meeting attendance and support.
Member only portal access which contains resources such as fact sheets, awards, wage rates and template contracts, letters, best practice guides and policies. Every member has their own dedicated, confidential portal of resources to assist them to better understand and comply with the Fair Work Act 2009, the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 (HIGA) and general legal and industrial relations obligations.