Trading hours risk loading is included in the calculation of annual liquor licence fee if your premises is authorised to regularly trade after midnight. The loading must be paid whether the premises actually trades after midnight or not.
Trading hours risk loading does not apply to these licences:
A hotel or club that provides tourist accommodation does not pay trading hours risk loading if the hotel or club meets all of the following criteria:
If the hotel or club is authorised to sell or supply liquor to the broader general public after midnight on a regular basis, trading hours risk loading will apply.
Hotels and clubs eligible for the tourist accommodation trading hours risk loading exemption (TAE) can apply to reduce their trading hours risk loading.
Note: If you have previously notified us of your TAE exemption eligibility, you only need to submit the form if your circumstances have changed.
Applications for the tourist accommodation exemption closed on 15 March 2018.
Liquor licensees in remote or regional locations do not pay trading hours risk loading if the licensed premises meets all of the following criteria:
If you think you are eligible for a remote population trading hours risk loading exemption, you can apply for reassessment of your liquor licence fee.
If you are a licensee permitted to trade after midnight (including vessels), you can reduce your annual liquor licence fee by applying for an occasional extended trading condition (OETC) for your licence. This condition means you can only trade past midnight or 1.30am on up to 12 occasions over any 12-month period.
Licensees with an OETC who occasionally trade after midnight do not pay trading hours risk loading.
Licensees with an OETC that allows regular trading up until 1:30am, and occasional trading after 1.30am, are required to pay a $2,500 trading hours risk loading.
Compare loading with and without an OETC here:
Note: If you already have an OETC you must submit an occasional trading notification form to us at least 14 days before each late trading occasion. If you already have an OETC you only need to reapply if your circumstances have changed. Applications for occassional extended trading conditions closed on 15 March 2018.
Compliance risk loadings may be included in the calculation of your annual liquor licence fee if, in the past calendar year, your premises' licensee or manager has committed a serious liquor law offence, or your premises has been listed as a declared premises under the violent venues scheme.
Compliance risk loadings include:
Your compliance history risk loading will be based on the number of prescribed offence events committed at your licensed premises, or if a premises was listed as a Level 1 or 2 declared premises under the violent venues scheme.
A prescribed offence event is when a licensee or manager is convicted in court, pays a penalty notice or an enforcement order is issued by the State Debt Recovery Office.
For more about prescribed offences visit the NSW legislation website or see below.
Patron capacity risk loading applies if you need to pay compliance history risk loading. Patron capacity risk loading is based on the number of people your premises is allowed to hold. Accommodation areas are not included in the patron capacity of a licensed premises.
If patron capacity risk loading applies to your liquor licence, you need to tell us what the current patron capacity of the premises is by submitting an online form. We use this number to calculate the correct patron capacity risk loading you need to pay.
Note: licensees need to advise us of the current patron capacity of their premises (excluding accommodation areas) by 15 March 2018.
Licensees also need to provide evidence to support the number given e.g. a copy of the development consent, advice from council, or annual fire inspection records from Fire & Rescue NSW.
If we didn't receive this information by 15 March 2018, or we determine that the number is not accurate, the Secretary has discretion to determine the patron capacity for your premises and this number will be used to calculate your patron capacity risk loading.
Patron capacity risk loading does not apply to a:
Location risk loading applies if you need to pay compliance history risk loading, and your licensed premises is located in the Kings Cross or Sydney CBD precinct.
Location risk loading does not apply to a:
2018 key dates
Update your liquor licence contact details
FS3077 Annual liquor licence fee 2018 fact sheet (PDF, 241KB)