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This page outlines the different types of liquor licences. It has information on different scenarios, who would normally apply and what licence is required.
If you are unsure if you need a liquor licence, watch the short video below to learn more.
Transcript for Do I need a liquor licence?
Some of the issues that may influence which licence is right for you include:
Look at the scenarios below and select the section that best reflects the way you want to be authorised to supply alcohol. You will then be guided to the most appropriate licence application procedure.
Who would normally apply
In most circumstances, temporary limited licences are sought by persons, businesses, clubs or other organisations holding:
Apply for a temporary limited licence
Renewable limited licences are often sought by:
Apply for a renewable limited licence
Any business with appropriate planning permission that wishes to supply alcohol for consumption on the premises, as well as to take away.
Pubs, hotels and taverns would normally hold a general licence.
Sporting club, membership club
Bar, night club, restaurant, cafe
Licensed supermarket, stand-alone bottle shop
Restaurant, club, party bus
Note: If you are a restaurant operator and want to sell alcohol as well as allow people to bring their own, you should select the on-premises licence.
Wholesalers, producers, brewers and liquor importers would normally apply for a pre-retail licence.
Apply for a pre-retail licence
To be eligible to hold this licence, it is a requirement that:
Apply for a wine and beer producer's licence
The type of licence you apply for depends on your circumstances and business operations.