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Exemptions and approvals
In special circumstances, a licensee may apply for an exemption from a licence obligation, or an approval to allow an activity not permitted in the standard licence conditions. This page summarises the current set of exemptions and approvals available.
If your business is a bed and breakfast, hairdresser, butcher, florist or gift maker, you may be eligible for a minor business exemption.
Licensed clubs may be able to reduce their cost of business if they share the same premises.
Apply for a waiver or reduction in fees if you have special circumstances.
Depending on the event, you may need to submit a notification form or apply for a permit to allow unaccompanied minors on the licensed premises.
If you are a club with underage members, you may apply for an authority to allow them to be unaccompanied on the licensed premises.
In rare cases you may apply for an authority to allow underage patrons to be unaccompanied on licensed premises.
In special cases you may apply for an exemption from the standard Responsible Service of Alcohol training requirements.
In special circumstances, a licensee may apply for an exemption to the mandatory requirement to have free water available to patrons.
Licensees of live music venues can now apply to change their licence conditions relating to crowd controllers and CCTV cameras.