A limited licence for multiple (multi) functions allows non-profit organisations, like sports clubs or community groups, to sell alcohol for consumption at up to 52 functions a year. Alcohol can only be sold and consumed at the function.
Common functions include:
Non-profit organisations may be eligible to sell alcohol at up to six fundraising functions a year without the need to obtain a limited licence.
Trading hours for a limited licence are determined by L&GNSW. They usually reflect the duration and type of function. Trading is not permitted between 3am and 6am.
A 6-hour closure period applies to all liquor licences, including those with extended trading hours. It usually starts at 4am and ends at 10am each day.
You can apply to change the 6-hour closure period:
In your application, you need to provide detail on:
The licensee and all staff involved in selling, serving or supplying alcohol need to have completed an approved Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course and hold a valid NSW competency card.
This requirement also applies to security staff and promotional staff conducting tastings on the premises.
The Liquor Regulation 2018 introduced an additional two compulsory courses for licensees and managers:
It is best practice to keep copies of your and your staff’s qualifications in a register on the premises.
The law requires that all types of licensed venues display liquor signs. This includes a number of compulsory signs, depending on which licence and authorisations you have.
Use our Liquor Fee Schedule to calculate your fee.
Ongoing licence fees
A limited licence multi-functions is subject to annual liquor licence fee, due in April each year. Read more about annual liquor licence fees.
Lodging your application online has several advantages:
Once your application is lodged, we will advertise it on the Liquor and Gaming Application Noticeboard for 30 days.
The liquor laws require consideration to any submissions made by police, councils, and other stakeholders. You will have the opportunity to respond to any submission or recommendations made by other parties before a decision is made.
Eligibility - you must be:
Once you have your licence, you must notify local police at least 14 days before you plan to hold your event/s. For annual events you need to notify police each year.
Your initial event/s can be included in your licence application.
Use our online feedback form to send us your questions, suggestions or feedback.
You can also:
Access the Liquor Act 2007 and the Liquor Regulation 2018 at www.legislation.nsw.gov.au