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This page provides information on designated dry areas and what they mean for liquor licence applications.
Licensees who hold a general, on-premises, late night or packaged liquor licence may apply for an exemption from one or more of the requirements relating to the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA).
Temporary limited licences are usually sought by persons or organisations holding one-off events, such as a ball or presentation night or a one-off event requiring an extension of trading hours or the size of the licensed premises.
Ordinary trading hours under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 to include extended trading for New Year’s Eve.
Some small businesses are not required to have a liquor licence when supplying liquor. There are strict conditions regarding these exemptions.
Temporary limited licences are often required by individuals or organisations holding a one-off event such as a ball, a presentation night or an event requiring an extension of trading hours or temporary increase in size of the licensed premises.
Party bus operations that pose the greatest risk of alcohol-related harm are subject to regulatory control.