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​Remove a club licence

We treat an application to remove a club liquor licence to another location as if it's an application for a new club liquor licence.

Apply to remove your club liquor licence​ (PDF, 180KB).

Before you apply

You can't lodge an application to remove your club liquor licence until you consult your local community and complete a FM2010 Category B Community Impact Statement (CIS) (PDF, 272KB).

This means that either before or within 2 working days of lodging your application you must:

  • Give a full copy of your application to the NSW Police Local Area Command nearest to your proposed licensed premises
  • Notify the local council
  • Notify any building within 100 metres of the boundary of your proposed licensed premises
  • Notify any building on land adjoining the boundary of the land on your premises' property
  • Attach a site notice to your premises so passers-by can see it easily. The site notice must remain until we decide your application.

How much will it cost?

It costs $500 to remove a club liquor licence.

How long will it take?

About 12 to 16 weeks.

Once you lodge a complete application, we'll post it to our ​online noticeboard for 30 days to give the public a chance to comment.

When the 30-day public submission period is over, you can expect us to determine your application within 8-12 weeks.

However, there will be delays if you fail to respond to our requests for information.

What is a complete application?

  • A completed application form and fee
  • A copy of your community impact statement
  • Evidence of approval for outdoor seating – if it applies
  • A current NSW National Police Certificate – for individual applicants
  • An ASIC extract providing details of directors and officeholders
  • A copy of development approval from your local council
  • Evidence of Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) and Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG) qualifications
  • A plan of the proposed licensed premises outlined in red. This plan (DOC, 1,037KB) is a good example.
  • A copy of the club's constitution

You can lodge your application without giving us the above documentation, but your proposal won't progress to a decision without it.

Authorisations for the licence you want to remove

You can't remove authorisations along with a club liquor licence. You must make a new application for each liquor licence authorisation to apply to your new licensed premises.

Gaming machines

You need to make a separate application if you want to operate gaming machines at your new premises.