Applying for an alcohol licence

Who can hold a licence?

Licence holders must be aged 20 years or over, and meet the other requirements of the Act. A licence is issued to a person, company or legal entity in relation to a premises (or conveyance, such as a train or boat). A licence cannot be transferred from one person to another, or from one premises or conveyance to another.

At all times when alcohol is being sold or supplied to the public on licensed premises, a certified manager is required to be on duty and is responsible for compliance with the Act and the conditions of the licence.


Please be aware that the days from 20 December 2023 up to and including 15 January 2024 are considered non-working days. This may affect the processing time of your licence.