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Limited licence – multiple functions

A limited licence for multiple 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:

  • ball
  • convention
  • dinners
  • exhibitions
  • fair, fete or carnival
  • performances
  • race meetings
  • sporting events – weekend match days
  • any other event or activity conducted for public amusement or entertainment, or to raise funds for any charitable purpose

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. Read more about circumstances where you can sell liquor in NSW without a licence (PDF, 239KB).

 What you'll need

  • ABN, ACN or Y/INC for the non-profit organisation
  • evidence of your Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) qualifications
  • a floor plan clearly showing the proposed boundaries for the licensed area and key features, including entry/exit points, bar areas, any adjoining streets and the direction North 
  • if applicable, a copy of development consent or approval allowing the licence at your venue from your local council
  • details of the owner of the venue that will mainly be used for the functions
  • details for each function for each day, including the hours when liquor will be sold/supplied, estimated numbers of people attending each function, estimated quantities of alcohol to be sold, whether entertainment is provided  and availability of food
  • contact details for you or a person authorised to submit your application
  • if applicable, a completed applicant declaration (TDEC5) (PDF, 177KB)
  • payment.

Who's eligible?

To be eligible for a limited licence for multiple functions you must be:

  • a non-profit organisation such as a sports club, community group or local council
  • 18 years of older and authorised to lodge this licence application.


​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.


You can receive a 10% discount if you apply online for a limited licence – multiple function licenceOnline applications must be lodged at least 18 days prior to the date of the function/event.

Or, download a Limited licence - multi-functions - application form (PDF, 208KB). Emailed applications must be lodged at least 28 days prior to the date of the function/event.

What happens next?

When your application is lodged, we will put it on the Liquor & Gaming Application Noticeboard for 14 days. The community can then make comments about your application.

Notification of function dates

You must notify local police at least 14 days before you plan to hold your event/s. For annual events you still need to notify police each year.

Your initial event/s can be included in your licence application.

To submit additional or altered event dates use the online Limited Licence Functions Notification Form. Or, download AM0530 Limited licence functions: police notification form (PDF, 850KB).

 More information

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