Other new measures include asking parents dropping children off at school to avoid wearing sexually provocative clothing or racist T-shirts.
The ban on ladies’ nights will commence from January 18 in South Australia and was introduced by the state to try to curb binge drinking. The measures also require bars to offer free water and at least one non-alcoholic beverage that is cheaper than the cheapest alcoholic drink.
PJ O’Briens, a bar in Adelaide, said it would change the name of its weekly ladies’ nights – a Thursday deal offering free vodka drinks to women – and would allow men to access its promotions.
In NSW, about 20 state schools have provided guidelines to parents urging them to avoid wearing bikinis or other sexually provocative clothing in school, including offensive T-shirts.
The Australian Council for Civil Liberties opposed the measures and said that states already had liquor acts that banned serving drinks to people who have drunk too much, it said.
“If there is a problem, it lies with the enforcement,” Terry O’ Gormon, the council’s head, said.