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A restaurant and cafe licence permits the sale of liquor for consumption on the premises. This page contains information on how to apply for a licence.
Restaurant and cafe licences authorises the sale of liquor for consumption on the premises. The predominant activity carried out at all times on the premises must be the preparation and serving of meals to be consumed on the licensed premises.
To apply for a Restaurant or cafe licence, applicants can now complete the online form. The online form simplifies and provides greater visibility of the overall process to all applicants and aims to reduce determination times.
Once you have registered an account, details of how to lodge your application are provided in the online portal.
We are committed to ensuring that information on our website is widely accessible. If you require the application form to be mailed to you, please submit an enquiry using the contact us page.
Applicants are advised to lodge liquor licence applications at least eight weeks in advance. 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.
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