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​Club licence

A club licence allows registered clubs to sell alcohol to their members and guests for consumption on and off the premises (venue).

Gaming machines may also be operated, subject to separate approval.

Types of businesses that use this licence include:

  • RSL club
  • bowling club
  • golf club.

liquor licence freeze applies in the Kings Cross (PDF, 267KB) and Sydney CBD Entertainment (PDF, 1.4MB) precincts until 1 June 2019. While this freeze is in place certain types of liquor licences, including club licences, cannot be granted.

 What you’ll need

  • details of the venue owner
  • details of the organisation (the applicant of a club licence must be a corporation)
  • ABN, ACN or Y/INC
  • names and birthdates of all directors and officeholders
  • a current Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) extract
  • if applicable, an inclusion of the appointment of manager notice 
  • a floor plan showing the proposed boundaries for the licensed area
  • if applicable, a copy of development consent or approval allowing the licence at your venue from your local council
  • proposed liquor trading hours
  • a copy of the club's constitution
  • evidence that you have consulted with your local community about your application, a Category B Community Impact Statement (CIS) club application will need to be completed at least 30 days prior to lodging this application
  • contact details for you or a person authorised to submit your application
  • if applicable, a completed applicant declaration (TDEC5) (PDF, 177KB)
  • if applicable, a completed declaration by the proposed club secretary (FM2024) (PDF, 594KB)
  • payment.

Who is eligible

To be eligible for a club licence you must be:

  • 18 years or older and authorised to lodge this licence application
  • an organisation/corporation.

 Costs

​The application fee is $500.

Once you receive your liquor licence you will need to pay an annual fee each year.

Read more about NSW's annual liquor licence fee and how to calculate your fee.

 Customising your licence

You can tailor your licence to meet your needs by applying for authorisations and exemptions (fees may apply). This table will help you.

Flexible licensing optionRelevant form
Allows area access for members younger than 18 years for sporting activities or prize-giving
Junior members authorisation (PDF, 119KB)
Allows minors in a specified club area
Non-restricted area authorisation (PDF, 131KB)
Allows minors or non-members to attend functions in specified areas
Club functions authorisation (PDF, 121KB)
Allows trading outside standard trading hours
Extended trading authorisation (PDF, 170KB)
Allows non-metropolitan venues to sell liquor up to 3:00am on up to 12 occasions annually
Multi-occasion extended trading authorisation (PDF, 154KB)
Allows a person under 18 to sell, supply or serve liquor on the premises
Exception from requirement re: sale / supply / serve liquor (PDF, 770KB)

 Apply

You can receive a 10% discount if you apply online for a club licence.

Or, download a printable club licence application form (PDF, 317KB).

What happens next?

When your application is lodged, we put it on the Liquor & Gaming Application Noticeboard for 30 days. The community can then make comments about your application.

 More information

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