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Paying your annual fee

Licensees who failed to pay their outstanding liquor licence fee (including late payment fee) by Monday 24 July, have now had their licence cancelled. 

If your licence is cancelled you will have to lodge a reinstatement application (with payment) by Monday 18 September to avoid permanent cancellation of your licence.

You cannot sell or supply alcohol if your liquor licence has been cancelled and if you do, significant penalties will apply.

If your liquor licence has been cancelled, operation of gaming machines at the venue must also cease.

Reinstate your cancelled licence

Licensees can apply to the Secretary of the NSW Department of Industry for a reinstatement of their licence. The outstanding fee (including late payment fee) plus an application fee of $250 is payable to reinstate the cancelled licence. 

The reinstatement application period runs from Tuesday 25 July until Monday 18 September 2017.

The Secretary may waive or refund all or part of the fee for a reinstatement of a cancelled licence in any circumstances that the Secretary considers appropriate.

How do I apply for reinstatement of my licence?
You can apply for a reinstatement online here.

How will I know if my application is successful?
Liquor & Gaming NSW will contact you via email with the outcome of your reinstatement application.

What do I do if I haven't received the outcome of my reinstatement application before the 18 September reinstatement deadline? 
We encourage you to submit your reinstatement application as soon as possible so advice about your application can be given before the permanent cancellation date on 19 September 2017.

Late payment fee waiver

Licensees could apply to the Secretary of the NSW Department of Industry to have all or part of a late payment fee waived or refunded under exceptional circumstances. 

How do I apply for a late payment fee waiver?
The late payment fee waiver application period closed on Monday 24 July 2017

How will I know if my application is successful?
Liquor & Gaming NSW will contact you via email with the outcome of your late payment fee waiver application.

What do I do if I haven't received the outcome of my late payment fee waiver application before the 24 July 2017 fee payment deadline? 
We encourage you to submit your late payment fee waiver application as soon as possible so advice about any adjusted payment can be given before the fee payment date on 24 July 2017

If you are informed that your late payment fee waiver application has been successful after the 24 July 2017 Liquor & Gaming NSW will refund the difference in fee.

Fee reassessment

Did you know you can apply for a fee reassessment if you think an error has been made in the calculation of your liquor licence fee? 

You can apply to the Secretary for a re-assessment. Liquor & Gaming NSW will make a decision regarding your application and you will be advised via email of the outcome. The fee reassessment application period runs from Thursday 6 April until Monday 24 July 2017

How do I apply for a fee reassessment?
The fee reassessment application period closed on Monday 24 July 2017.  

How will I know if my application is successful?
Liquor & Gaming NSW will contact you via email with the outcome of your fee reassessment application.

What do I do if I haven't received the outcome of my fee reassessment application before the 24 July 2017 fee payment deadline? 
We encourage you to submit your fee reassessment application as soon as possible so advice about any adjusted payment can be given before the fee payment date on 24 July 2017.

You should pay your full annual liquor licence fee (including late payment fee) if you wish to lift the suspension on your licence while you are waiting for your application outcome, and to avoid cancellation of your licence after 24 July 2017.

If you are informed that your fee reassessment application has been successful after the 24 July 2017 Liquor & Gaming NSW will refund the difference in fee.​

Fee waivers

If you're suffering from financial hardship and are concerned you won't be able to pay your 2017 annual liquor licence fee, you can apply to have all, or part, of your fee waived. The fee waiver application period closed on Monday 22 May 2017.  

For more information on the fee waiver application, read the annual liquor licence fee waiver policy​.

How will I know if my application is successful?
Liquor & Gaming NSW will contact you via email with the outcome of your fee waiver assessment.

What do I do if I haven't received the results of my fee reassessment application before the 29 May 2017 fee payment deadline?
We encourage you to submit your fee waiver applications as soon as possible so advice about any adjusted payment can be given before the fee payment date on 29 May 2017.

If you have not been informed of the outcome of your fee waiver application before 29 May 2017 you should pay your annual liquor licence fee in full. If you are informed that your fee waiver application has been successful after this date Liquor & Gaming NSW will refund the waived amount.

Do I have to pay the annual liquor licence fee if I am currently not trading?

If you cease trading for six weeks or more you need to notify Liquor & Gaming NSW and complete the Ce​ase to trade form (PDF, 98KB). You will still need to pay your annual liquor licence fee as your licence will still be valid.​

​Have your contact details changed?

It's important to tell us if you've changed your contact details, so we can send you payment notices and reminders about your liquor licence fee. You can update your contact details online here​, or you can call us on 1300 024 720. 


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