BIKIE gang members must comply to a new dress code when entering particular licensed premises in Liverpool City.
A motion was passed by Liverpool City Liquor Accord last Tuesday to support a "no colours" signage at local licensed premises.
Licensees can choose to display the sign after the state government passed the legislation under section 77 (13) of the Liquor Act 2007.
"This is on a voluntary basis; however, police are strongly encouraging all premises to come on board and support each other in relation to this legislation," said Liverpool licensing officer Sergeant Jillian Gibson.
She said the decision was made to provide a safer community environment.
"It's not discrimination in any way as the person is able to enter as long as they remove the offending clothing," she said. "Police believe wearing gang colours in licensed premises can be intimidatory to other colours and places the person wearing those colours at risk of harm if people decide to challenge them in relation to their affiliation."
John Edmondson VC Memorial Club's chief executive Ray Stewart said he's had the policy in place for over 22 years.
"This is reinforcing our dress code," he said. "It's like not wearing football jerseys — we don't allow that. The same goes for bikies and we've never had any trouble from them."