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Extended trading hours

There are two options to occassionally extend your trading hours:

  1. Occasional extended trading condition – all areas
  2. Multi-occasional extended trading authorisation – regional and rural areas

Occasional extended trading condition

If you are a licensee permitted to trade after midnight, you can reduce your annual liquor licence fee by applying for an occasional extended trading condition (OETC) for your licence.

This condition means you can only trade past midnight or 1.30am on up to 12 occasions over any 12-month period.

Licensees with an OETC:

  • who occasionally trade after midnight do not pay trading hours risk loading.
  • that allows regular trading up until 1:30am, and occasional trading after 1.30am, are required to pay a $2,705 trading hours risk loading.

Compare loading with and without an OETC:

Without OETC

With OETC

Authorised trading hours

Trading hours risk loading payable

Authorised trading hours

Trading hours risk loading payable

OETC

After midnight, up to 1.30am

$2,705

Up to midnight only

Nil

Allows trading past midnight up to 12 occasions in any
12-month period

Past 1.30am

$5,405

Up to 1.30am

$2,705

Allows trading past 1.30am up to 12 occasions in any
12-month period

Note: If you have an OETC:

  • you must submit an occasional trading notification form to us at least 14 days before each late trading occasion
  • you only need to reapply if your circumstances have changed.

Online form: Notify us of your events

Multi-occasional extended trading authorisation

The multi-occasional extended trading authorisation (MOETA) allows you to trade to 3am 12 times over a 12-month period.

This option is available for regional venues that:

  • are authorised to trade past midnight, but rarely do
  • would like to reduce their trading hours fee
  • have standard trading hours
  • would like to occasionally trade past midnight.

The MOETA attracts an annual loading of $1,084.

Apply: AM0020M Extended trading authorisation: multi-occasion (PDF 507.5 KB)

Online form: Notify us of your events