Outlaw motorcycle gangs and your liquor licence

Outlaw motorcycle gang members are banned from wearing items that identify their clubs in Northern Territory (NT) licensed premises.

Banned items include all of the following:

  • club colours
  • insignia
  • other club accessories.

The ban only applies to outlaw motorcycle gang members. Other motorcycle clubs are not affected.

What the ban means for you and employees

You and your employees must ask outlaw motorcycle gang members to remove any items of clothing containing outlaw colours, insignia and emblems.

Outlaw motorcycle gang members who remove these items may remain at the premises and consume alcohol.

Outlaw motorcycle gang members who refuse to remove these items must leave the premises.

If you feel threatened or intimidated

You must make reasonable attempts to remove persons wearing outlaw motorcycle gang colours.

If persons wearing outlaw motorcycle gang colours refuse to leave, you can call the Northern Territory Police on 131 444.

You can also call the police if you feel it is unsafe to ask an outlaw motorcycle gang member to remove offending items.

You will not breach your licence conditions if you believe requesting removal of colours or departure from the licensed premises will endanger staff.

How to identify outlaw motorcycle gang members

You must ensure that all employees are trained to recognise the colours, insignia or emblems associated with outlaw motorcycle gang members.

New staff may fail to recognise an outlaw motorcycle gang member or member colours and serve them as normal.

If this happens, you should make reasonable attempts to ensure staff can comply as soon as possible.

Australian outlaw motorcycle clubs

All of the following motorcycle clubs are considered outlaw clubs across Australia.

Outlaw motorcycle clubs sighted in the NT

Includes all of the following:

  • Rebels
  • Hells Angels
  • Finks
  • Gypsy Jokers
  • Commancheros
  • Iron Horsemen
  • The Lone Wolf MC
  • Outlaws
  • Coffin Cheaters
  • Sons of Islam
  • Odin's Warriors.

Other known Australian outlaw motorcycle clubs

Includes all of the following:

  • Bandidos
  • Nomads
  • Black Uhlans
  • Fourth Reich
  • Gladiators
  • Highway 61
  • Life and Death
  • Lone Wolf
  • Mobshitters
  • Mongols
  • Muslim Brotherhood
  • Notorious.

Last updated: 27 June 2017