Questions often asked about RSA in NSW

How do I get my RSA in NSW?

  1. Complete your RSA or RCG training with an approved training provider.
  2. Get your RSA or RCG Interim Certificate from your training provider. …
  3. Gather your original identity documents.
  4. Visit a service centre to have your photo taken and submit your application.

What is RSA in Australia?

The RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) is a certificate showing that you know the regulations concerning alcohol consumption in Australia. It is a requirement if you want to work in hospitality. Mandatory in all states, you obtain your RSA by taking part in a special course.

How long does an RSA last NSW?

When you’ve completed the training and paid the renewal fee, your new card will be valid for a further 5 years. RSA and RCG competency cards are available as digital licences. You can view, show, update and renew your competency card via the Service NSW mobile app.

Does RSA expire NSW?

Your NSW competency card expires after five years. Your expiry date is displayed on your card. If your contact details are up-to-date, you’ll start receiving reminders by email and SMS to renew your competencies, like RSA and RCG, 90 days before your card is due to expire.

Is QLD RSA valid in NSW?


No. NSW issued RSA competency card is valid in NSW only. However, on the day of training you would’ve received a Statement of Attainment which is recognised in some Australia states and territories (such as Northern Territory , Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland).