About Us

Bars Training Australia is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of committed, professional trainers utilising a wide range of experience to specialise in Bouncer And Responsible Service (BARS) training throughout Australia.

This team is lead by its Director, Garry Oliver,  who served  over 24 years in operational policing with the Queensland Police Service reaching the rank of Senior Sergeant in charge of police operations at Fortitude Valley, now having over 31 years policing and liquor licensing experience.

For the last 9 years of his police service, Garry coordinated up to 7 agencies specialising in the development and maintenance of harm reduction. Garry was the original founder of the Liquor Enforcement and Proactive Strategies (LEAPS) process that forms a part of the Brisbane City 17 Point Safety Action Plan, now implemented throughout Queensland, lecturing on these strategies to health and enforcement agencies throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.