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​Packaged liquor licence

    This licence allows alcohol to be sold to the public through a bottle shop, home delivery, mail order or the internet for consumption off your premises.

    You may also conduct tastings on your premises, with or without charge.

    Trading hours

    Standard liquor store trading hours are:

    • 5am to 11pm Monday to Saturday
    • 10am to 10pm Sunday.
    Fact sheet: Industry information: Takeaway and Home delivery liquor sales until 11pm (PDF, 202KB)

    Extended trading hours on a Sunday morning are possible following a packaged liquor licence application, including a community impact statement​.

    How much does it cost?

    A packaged liquor licence costs $2000 and you must also pay an annual liquor licence fee.

    Read more about NSW's Annual Liquor Licence Fee.

    Community involvement

    Applications for a new packaged liquor licence requires a Community Impact Statement (CIS), conducted at least 30 days before lodging an application.

    Depending on how liquor will be sold you will need e​ither a Category A CIS or Category B CIS.

    What type of CIS do I need?​ See​ Community impact statement​​s​​​.

    All new liquor licences require a community consultation within 2 days of lodging a new licence application. For more information see Community involvement​​​.

    How long does it take?

    Applications are not considered until all documentation is submitted. 

    After you lodge a complete application, we will post it to our online liquor application noticeboard for 30 days to allow public comment in accordance with the gaming and liquor legislation.

    In most cases, an application will be determined by ILGA within four months of the 30 day public submission period end date.​

    More information

    Find out more about a packaged liquor licence from our 

    Next steps

    Apply ​online for a packaged liquor licence.

    Get a packaged liquor licence application form (PDF, 344KB).

    Make your licence more flexible

    You can tailor a packaged liquor licence to suit your business needs by also applying for relevant licence authorisations and exemptions: