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Reviews of liquor and gaming decisions

ILGA can review certain delegated decisions made by Liquor and Gaming NSW.

  • Applications for the grant or removal of:
    • an on-premises licence relating to a restaurant where it is intended to sell liquor without meals under a primary service authorisation, a karaoke bar, catering service  or vessel
    • a small bar licence
    • a producer /wholesaler licence that includes an application for a drink premises authorisation
    • a packaged liquor licence limited to the sale of liquor by the internet, telephone and other remote means.
  • Applications for permanent extended trading hours for the licences listed above.

Applications for review are limited to the original applicant and to certain submitters.

If you made a submission and were required to be notified of the original application you can make an application for review. These must generally be made within 28 days of the decision being published.

Check the Liquor and Gaming Application Noticeboard for review period close dates specific to the individual application.

To make a review application:

  • go to the Liquor and Gaming Application Noticeboard 
  • find the liquor licence application using either search option
  • click on the liquor licence application number
  • fill in the form that appears and email, post or deliver it to us.

Download a paper copy of the review application form: APP998 Review a delegated L&GNSW decision by ILGA form (PDF 702.9 KB)​​.

An application for a merits review of certain contentious licensing decisions made by ILGA can be made to the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT), for applications lodged with ILGA from 1 March 2016. ILGA licensing decisions that are reviewable by NCAT are:

  • The grant or removal of a hotel licence
  • The grant or removal of a club licence
  • The grant or removal of an on premises licence relating to a public entertainment venue (other than a cinema or theatre) eg. a nightclub
  • The grant or removal of a packaged liquor licence, other than a licence limited to sales made through the internet, telephone and other remote means
  • The suspension of a venue's liquor licence under the Minors Sanctions scheme
  • The imposition of a strike under the Three Strikes disciplinary scheme
  • An application for extended trading in relation to the above licences that permits the sale of liquor after midnight
  • An application to vary or revoke a licence condition in relation to the above licences to permit the sale of liquor after midnight
  • A gaming machine threshold application that relates to a class 2 local impact assessment
  • An application which has been delegated by ILGA to be determined by Liquor and Gaming NSW, but that delegation has not been exercised.

For reviewable licensing decisions, check the Liquor and Gaming Application Noticeboard for review period close dates.

Decisions by the Secretary of the Department of Customer Service made under liquor legislation may be subject to review by the Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority.​

If affected parties are aggrieved by a Secretary decision, a review by ILGA can be requested. Submit an Application to review a decision made by the Secretary (AM0666)  (PDF 276.8 KB) to apply for a review.

Details about reviews and outcomes are available on the Merits Review Decision page.


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