Compliance risk loadings may be included in the calculation of annual liquor licence fees if, in the past calendar year, a licensee or manager has committed a serious liquor law offence, or a venue has been listed as a declared premises under the Violent Venues scheme.
Compliance risk loading fees include:
The compliance history risk loading fee will be based on the number of prescribed offence events committed at a licensed premises, or if a venue was listed as a Level 1 or 2 declared premises under the Violent Venues scheme.
A prescribed offence event occurs where a licensee or manager is convicted in court, a penalty notice is paid, or an enforcement order is issued by the State Debt Recovery Office for a prescribed offence
For more information on what prescribed offences are refer to the NSW legislation website or see below:
The patron capacity risk loading fee will be based on the number of people a venue is allowed to hold. Accommodation areas are not taken to be included in the patron capacity of a venue.
If a patron capacity risk loading fee applies to a liquor licence, the licensee will need to tell Liquor & Gaming NSW what the current patron capacity of the venue is. We will then use this number to calculate the correct patron capacity risk loading fee in 2017.
If Liquor & Gaming NSW determines that the number you provide is not accurate, the Secretary has discretion to determine the patron capacity for your venue that will be used to calculate the patron capacity risk loading fee.
Note: Affected licensees had to advise Liquor & Gaming NSW of their patron capacity by Wednesday, 15 March 2017. This process has now closed.
A patron capacity risk loading fee does not apply to a:
A location risk loading applies to any venue in the Kings Cross and Sydney CBD Entertainment precincts.
A location risk loading fee does not apply to a:
FS3077 Annual liquor licence fee 2017 fact sheet (PDF, 241KB)
FS3079 Vessel industry: 2017 annual liquor licence fee fact sheet (PDF, 194KB)
2017 key dates
Trading hours risk loading
Occasional extended trading condition