Before applying for a wine and beer producer's licence, there are a few things you need to consider, including licence requirements.
To be eligible to hold this licence, it is a requirement that:
It's a condition of a wine and beer producer's licence that the use of the licensed premises does not breach the planning scheme under the Planning and Environment Act 1987.
Applicants are required to provide a planning permit or written permission from their Local Planning Authority with their application.
This ensures that the activities undertaken are consistent and appropriate for that area. For example, a licensee cannot operate a night club in an area where night club activity is not permitted under the local planning zone restrictions.
Contact your Local Government Authority for information about obtaining a planning permit.
Ordinary trading hours for a wine and beer producer's licence are as follows:
Applicants must complete mandatory training. See Education and training for more information.
Data collection and reporting requirements for liquor wholesalers applies. For more information, see Wholesales data reporting.
For information about the application fee for a wine and beer producer's licence, see application fees.
Under Australian laws, it is illegal to use a still (of any capacity) to distil alcohol (e.g. spirits), without an excise manufacturer licence from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Penalties can apply. It is also illegal to buy, make, possess, or sell a still without permission from the ATO if it has a capacity over five litres.
For more information, visit ato.gov.au/stills.