Every liquor licence in NSW is subject to licence conditions. Some conditions are imposed automatically by the NSW liquor laws and others can be imposed by L&GNSW or the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority Board (ILGA).
Conditions may be added to your licence either when it is granted or after a serious complaint or incident involving your venue.
Note these statutory conditions have been updated to reflect changes made in the Liquor Regulation 2018.
The following documents set out conditions which apply to liquor licences automatically:
The Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority and/or it’s delegates may impose standard conditions on a liquor licence.
It is recommended you use the Standard Conditions form (PDF 689.6 KB) to discuss the conditions with NSW Police prior to lodging your application.
Lodging this form with your liquor licence application will reduce the processing time.
All venues in the Kings Cross precinct or Sydney CBD Entertainment precinct have special licence conditions to help reduce alcohol-related violence and anti-social behaviour in those areas.
You can use the Service NSW licensing register to check the conditions imposed on a specific licence.
To search this public register, you need to know at least one of the following:
Extended trading hours may be approved for hotels and eligible registered clubs to coincide with significant special events.
Extended trading for special events is subject to conditions:
Hotels and clubs that are already approved to trade during the above extended hours are not affected by these special arrangements.
Licensees must ensure that staff have access to and are aware of the liquor licence and any related authorisations or conditions at all times.