A limited licence for a special event allows you to sell or supply alcohol at a venue, as long as the selling and supplying of alcohol is not the sole reason for holding the event. This licence is for temporary and infrequent events that have a direct social or economic benefit to the community at a regional, state or national level.
Special events that have qualified in the past are:
If applying as an individual you'll also need:
If you're applying as an organisation you'll also need:
To be eligible for a limited licence for a special event you must be:
For this licence to be approved, you must provide evidence on how the special event will benefit the community, socially or economically, at a regional, state or national level.
A range of factors is considered in assessing the application. The Limited licence – special event - fact sheet (PDF, 627KB) helps identify what will be considered during the assessment of your application.
Submit your application with payment at least 28 days before the start date of the special event.
You can receive a discount if you apply online for a limited licence - special event licence.
Or, download a Limited licence special event - application form (PDF, 247KB).
When your application is lodged, we will put it on the Liquor & Gaming Application Noticeboard for 14 days. The community can then make any comments about your application.
Immediately before submitting your application, or within 2 working days, lodge a notice (which is part of the application process) and a copy of the application, to:
1300 024 720 (Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm)
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Limited licence – special event - fact sheet (PDF, 627KB)