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Change of conditions

Your liquor licence may have certain conditions that restrict the sale and supply of liquor or the operation of your business.

However, you can apply to change your licence conditions to suit any change in your personal or business circumstances.

Which authority?

Conditions on your liquor licence are imposed either the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) or Liquor & Gaming NSW​.

The source of each condition is noted next to the relevant condition on your liquor licence.

To change or revoke a condition imposed by ILGA, you must lodge an application (PDF, 242KB) and pay a $100 fee.

To change or revoke a condition imposed by L&GNSW, you must also lodge an application (PDF, 121KB). There is no fee for this application. 

Change trading hou​rs

By law, standard trading hours (except for packaged liquor) are:

  • 5am to 12 midnight Monday to Saturday
  • 10am to 10pm Sunday.
If you want to trade outside the standard trading period, you must apply for an extended trading authorisation (PDF, 121KB).

Half hour live entertainment exemption
​Licensees of live entertainment venues may apply for an exemption to the lock out and last drinks conditions that will allow a later lock out time of 2am and last drinks of 3.30am. More information is available on our website.

Change 6-hour closure period

Your licence may also be subject to a 6-hour closure period depending on when we granted your licence and if it includes extended trading authorisation. You can apply to vary your 6-hour closure period.

Change on-premises trading changes

For on-premises licences, your liquor trading hours (when you can sell and supply liquor) are distinct from your business operating hours (when you can operate your business without selling or supplying liquor).

This means you can open your business before the starting time of your liquor trading hours. However, you can only sell and supply liquor during the liquor trading hours on your licence.

If you want to trade outside the standard trading period, you must apply for an extended trading authorisation (PDF, 121 KB).

Limited licence functions

Notification of function dates

Use the online limited licence form to let us know the dates you want to add to your existing limited licence (multiple functions).

You must have already been granted a limited licence - multiple functions.  You must notify us at least 14 days before the first date.

Multi-occasion extended trading authorisation

This option is only available for regional venues that:

  • are authorised to trade past midnight, but rarely do and would like to reduce their trading hours fee
  • have standard trading hours and would like to occasionally trade past midnight.

The key features of the multi-occasion extended trading authorisation are:

  • A premises outside the metropolitan area can trade until 3am on up to 12 occasions over a 12-month period.
  • Local police, the local council and Liquor & Gaming NSW must be notified at least 6 weeks prior to each occasion.
  • Registered clubs with unrestricted trading hours that obtain a multi-occasion extended trading authorisation can revert to their unrestricted trading hours at a later date.

There is no application fee for this authorisation.

​Get the multi-occasion extended trading authorisation application kit (PDF, 114 KB)

Apply for a multi-occasion extended trading authorisation (PDF, 154 KB)

Notification of function dates

Use the multi-occasion extended trading form to let us know the dates you want to apply to your existing multi-occasion extended trading authorisation.

You must have already been granted a multi-occasion extended trading authorisation.  You must notify us at least 6 weeks before each occasion – but you can notify us earlier, and you can notify us of more than one date on the notification form.

Development consent

To change the current conditions or trading hours on your licence, you must check if you also need to vary the development consent for your premises. It is up to you to lodge the relevant application with your local council.

Before you lodge an application

Please make sure you notify the local police, local council and neighbouring premises. Liquor & Gaming NSW cannot approve your application if you don't do this correctly.

How much will it cost?

It costs $100 to apply to vary conditions on your licence, or to change trading hours within the standard trading period.

How long will it take?

Changes to conditions take about 16 weeks.

Once you lodge a complete application, we will post it to our online liquor application noticeboard ​for 30 days to allow public comment.

Following this 30-day submission period, you can expect us to determine your application within 8-12 weeks.

There will be a delay if you fail to give us all the right information or do not respond to any of our requests for details.

Depending on certain factors, such as location or the type of conditions you want to change, your application may take longer to process.