All new liquor licences call for community consultation.
This means potential licence holders must alert their community before or within 2 days of lodging their application with the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA).
The application cannot be considered otherwise.
Proper community consultation means a potential licence holder must:
Anyone can visit the liquor application noticeboard to lodge an online submission about an application that affects their neighbourhood.
People can also use the noticeboard to check for any current liquor licence application.
In certain cases, an applicant for a new liquor licence, extended trading hours or variation to an existing licence must prepare a community impact statement (CIS).
A CIS gives local community members a more formal way to have their say about an impending liquor licence.
The Service NSW licensing system is an online government database that includes details about all NSW liquor licences.
Anyone can check liquor licence records, including information about the conditions that apply to a particular liquor licence.
There are also legal conditions that apply to each type of liquor licence.
You can get more information about these legal conditions at liquor licence conditions.