This licence allows the sale and supply of alcohol for drinking at the specified licensed premises, i.e. cafes, taverns and hotels. The area specified as licensed is defined on plans provided and may include outside areas.

Apply for an on-licence

Download and complete an on-licence application form.

All alcohol licence applications require a Certificate of Compliance for the premises. You must include this with your application.

View the working days specified in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act that could affect application processing times.

Please read the checklist on the form to make sure you include all the extra documents we need with your application. Incomplete applications will be returned.

If your application is complete, there are no objections and all building requirements are met, on-licences can normally be processed within four to six weeks.

On-licences are issued for one year (a probation year) and then normally renewed for three years.

Bring your own (BYO)

This is an endorsed on-licence specific to restaurants which allow customers of the premises to bring their own alcohol and drink it at the premises while they are dining. See host responsibility and our BYO information sheet(external link) which give you guidance on how to manage BYO in your restaurant.


View Alcohol licensing fees [PDF, 1.6 MB]. The fees for processing your application are non-refundable and must be paid when you apply for your licence. 

Pre-lodgement meeting

New licence applications are received through a pre-lodgement meeting. You will need to make an appointment with an Inspector to lodge your new licence application.

Further information

You can now complete and submit Notice of Duty Manager Appointment/Change forms on-line. 

These documents give more information about applying for and holding an on-licence: