A small bar licence allows the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises (venue), but does not allow gaming machines or takeaway alcohol. This liquor licence allows for a maximum of 100 patrons (over the age of 18) in your venue during trading hours.
If patron capacity is more than 100, you will need a general bar licence.
Standard trading hours for a small bar licence is midday to 2am Monday to Sunday. Our small bar changes fact sheet provides more information.
In some cases you may also need:
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 small bar licence you must be:
The application fee is $350.
Once you receive your liquor licence you will need to pay an annual fee.
Read more about NSW's annual liquor licence fee and how to calculate your fee.
You can receive a 10% discount if you apply online for a small bar licence.
Or download the printable small bar licence application (PDF, 1.2MB)
When your application is lodged, we will put it on the Liquor & Gaming Application Noticeboard for 30 days. The community can then make comments about your application.
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