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Key annual liquor licence fee dates

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt by businesses across NSW as conditions are imposed to help slow the spread of the virus.

Key dates for the 2020 liquor licence fee round have been extended to give businesses more time to understand how the NSW Government’s COVID-19 economic stimulus package affects their business, and what steps to take next.

For the latest on announcements are made about COVID-19 that affect the liquor and gaming industries, we encourage you to check our industry FAQ’s page on a regular basis. View FAQ’s.

28 February
  • Last day to submit an occasional extended trading condition (OETC), tourist accommodation exemption (TAE) application to reduce trading hour loading in 2020

15 March

  • Last day to submit patron capacity data
  • Assessment date for each licence’s annual fee
20 May
  • Applications open for fee waivers and fee reassessments
20 May
  • Annual liquor licence fee notice sent to licensees via email
28 May
  • Annual liquor licence fee notice posted to licensees
24 August
  • Last day to apply for a fee waiver
31 August
  • Licence fee payment due
3 September
  • Reminder email fee notice sent to licensees
11 September
  • Reminder fee notice mailed to licensees
28 September
  • Last day to pay fee before licence suspended and late fee applied
29 September
  • Licence suspended if outstanding fees exist
  • A late payment fee is applied
  • Applications open for late payment fee waiver
27 October
  • Last day to pay outstanding fees and late payment fee before licence is cancelled
  • Last day to apply for a fee reassessment
  • Last day to apply for a late fee waiver
28 October
  • Licence cancelled if outstanding fees exist - including late payment fee
  • Applications open for licence reinstatement
23 December
  • Last day to submit a licence reinstatement application before licence is permanently cancelled.
24 December
  • Licence permanently cancelled if outstanding fees exist
  • Licence cannot be reinstated – a new application is required if the licence holder wishes to re-enter the industry