This is a limited type of hotel licence for venues that do not provide gaming machines or sell takeaway alcohol.
This licence also allows a venue to offer dining, accommodation or public entertainment.
If patron capacity is less than 100, you may only need a
small bar licence.
Standard trading hours for a general bar licence are:
A general bar liquor licence application costs $700.
You also pay an annual liquor licence fee plus any applicable loading based on your venue's trading hours.
Read more about NSW's Annual Liquor Licence Fee.
New hotel liquor licences require a Category B
community impact statement, which must be prepared
at least 30 days before lodging an application.
All new liquor licences require a
community consultation within 2 days of lodging a new licence application.
Applications are not considered until all documentation is submitted.
After you lodge a complete application, we will post it to our online liquor application noticeboard for 30 days to allow public comment in accordance with the gaming and liquor legislation.
In most cases, an application will be determined by ILGA within four months of the 30 day public submission period end date.
Find out more about a general bar licence from our
Apply online for a general bar licence, or
download a printable general bar licence application form, (PDF, 317KB) and any other relevant authorisations and exemptions (above).
can tailor a general bar licence to suit your business needs by also
applying for relevant licence authorisations and exemptions:
Apply for your licence
Annual Liquor Licence Fee