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.
You can receive a discount if you apply online for a limited licence - special event licence. Online applications must be lodged at least 18 days prior to the date of
Or, download a Limited licence special event - application form (PDF, 247KB). Emailed applications must be lodged at least 28 days prior to the date of the function/event.
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)