In a restaurant, BYO, or Bring Your Own, means diners may bring their own wine to enjoy with their meal. Some establishments add “wine only” after BYO, but the understanding is generally that you may not bring spirits or beer. A small corkage fee – around Aus$5–10 – is usually charged, either per bottle or per head. Some licensed restaurants also allow BYO wine, but throw in a steep corkage fee to the price of your bottle – you might as well stick to their wine list.

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