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Liquor licence application fees and timing

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Fees are charged when making an application for a liquor licence, and annually thereafter as provided for under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998. 

Application fees are payable when lodging your application. Increases to renewal fees take effect each year when payable by 31 December.

The time taken to process an application will vary depending on a range of factors including the complexity of the application and any objections which may be raised.

The following table outlines the application fees from 1 July 2016:

Application type Fee

New licence

  • Late night (general)
  • Late night (on-premises)
  • Late night (packaged liquor)
  • General
  • On-premises
  • Restaurant and cafe
  • Packaged liquor
  • Full club
  • Restricted club
  • Pre-retail
  • Wine and beer producer’s
  • Renewable limited
$452.20

BYO permit

$243.00

Temporary limited

  • Temporary limited licence where the applicant holds an existing licence/permit (other than a temporary limited licence or a major events licence)
  • Temporary limited licence where the applicant does not hold an existing licence/permit (other than a temporary limited licence or a major event licence)

$107.90

 

$58.30

Major event

  • Major event where a single applicant makes one or more licence applications in relation to the event (e.g. Big Day Out)
  • Major event where multiple applicants make licence applications in relation to the event (e.g. licences with respect to the St Kilda Festival)

$928.40

$139.30 per licence

Modify a licence

  • Variation of licence or BYO permit
  • Amalgamated club
  • Approval of nominee or director
  • Relocation of licence or BYO permit
  • Transfer of licence or BYO permit
  • Temporary underage authority for an entertainment event
$203.80

Promotional event authorisation

  • Wine and beer producer’s licence. This fee applies when the promotional event authorisation is the only extra condition to be added. If other conditions are also to be changed, the standard variation fee listed above will apply.
$107.90

For more information, download the liquor licence fees fact sheet (PDF, 478KB)

Page last modified 
3 February 2017