An on-premises licence allows the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises (venue) when another product or service (such as food or entertainment) is sold, supplied or provided to customers.
If the primary purpose of the business or activity is the sale or supply of alcohol, you are ineligible for an on-premises licence. There are some exemptions relating to an airport or tertiary institution.
Types of businesses that use this licence include:
A liquor licence freeze applies in the Kings Cross (PDF, 267KB) and Sydney CBD Entertainment (PDF, 1.4MB) precincts until 1 June 2019. The majority of businesses that use an on-premises licence are exempt from this freeze, except for venues like nightclubs that play pre-recorded music.
Minors functions authorisation (PDF, 122KB)
To access other forms for an on-premises licence please visit the licence forms page.
Or, download a printable on-premises licence application form (PDF, 359KB).
When your application is lodged, we will put it on the Liquor & Gaming Application Noticeboard for 30 days. The community then can make any comments about your application.
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