A limited licence for a trade fair allows organisations and businesses from a specific industry to sell or supply alcohol for take away or for consumption at a trade fair or exhibition.
Examples of what may qualify as a trade fair are:
You can only apply for this licence as an individual.
Large-scale commercial event
From 1 September 2018, if you're applying to sell or supply alcohol at a trade fair that is open to the public and has an anticipated patron capacity of 2,000 or more, you must lodge application form APP561: Large-scale commercial event: trade fair (PDF, 511KB).
Ensure this application is lodged at least 28 days before the function date to avoid a late fee charge. Consult the Liquor Fee Schedule for application and late fee charges.
To be eligible for a limited licence for a trade fair you must be:
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.
Your application costs include:
Use our Liquor Fee Schedule to calculate your fee.
1. Lodge a notice: immediately before submitting your application, or within two working days, lodge the notice that is part of the application form, and a copy of the application, to:
2. Complete the application: include the notification in step 1 with your application.
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Access the Liquor Act 2007 and the Liquor Regulation 2018 at www.legislation.nsw.gov.au