From 1 March 2016, applications lodged online will be subject to a reduced fee.
Another advantage of lodging your application online is that you do not need to notify your local council or police. This happens automatically via Liquor & Gaming NSW.
You may need to consult your local community before you apply for a liquor licence.
Depending on the type of licence you want, this involves the preparation of a community impact statement (CIS).
You need to complete a CIS if you apply for any of the licence types below.
If you are not applying for any of these licences, you do not need to conduct a CIS unless we ask for one. We'll let you know when you lodge your application.
You must notify your community within 2 days of lodging your application with L&GNSW. We cannot consider your application where notification is required.
Depending on which type of application is being made, you may need to undertake the following notifications in your community:
For some liquor licence applications, a community impact statement must be prepared and submitted with your application.
There are two types of community impact statement:
As part of the CIS requirements, you may need to consult with particular members of your local community, including:
To check if you need a CIS – and which type – please see community impact statements.
You must complete the CIS process at least 30 days before lodging your application with L&GNSW.
If you apply for a small bar licence and you are exempt from a CIS, you only need to notify the local police.
On some applications we ask for your industry profile (or the industry profile of the licensee or approved manager). To calculate the profile, use our industry experience Profile Calculator. When lodging your application please ensure all attachments are in PDF format.
We can't consider your application until you lodge all the following documents:
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