Liquor Licensing

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Fees and Charges - 2018-19

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012

Applications fees

With the introduction of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 the Government has set national default fees for alcohol licensing. Important details to note are:

  • An annual fee is payable on the anniversary of your premise license.
  • Changes have been made to manager's fees, Special Licences and Temporary Authorities.
  • Licences for premises are based on a cost/risk-based approach for alcohol licensing fees.

Please use the table below to calculate your weighting amount for your premises and then use that to establish which risk category your premise fits into. Once calculated, please refer to the default liquor fees table (further down on this same page) for the application fee. Definitions of Class 1, 2 and 3 premises are available online here.

Cost/risk category framework for alcohol licences

Licence Type​Type or premises (definitions are available below this table)​Weighting
​On Licence​Class 1 restaurants, night club, tavern, adult premises​15
​Class 2 restaurants, hotel, function centre​10
​Class 3 restaurants, other​5
​BYO restaurant, theatres, cinemas, winery cellar doors​2
​Off Licence​Supermarket, grocery store, bottle store​15
​Hotel, tavern​10
​Class 1, 2 or 3 club, remote sale premises, other​5
​Winery cellar doors​2
​Club Licence​Class 1 club​10
​Class 2 club​5
​Class 3 club​2

 

Licence Type​Type or premises (definitions are available below this table)​Weighting
​On Licence or
Club Licence
​2am or earlier​0
​Between 2.01am and 3am​3
​Anytime after 3am​5
​Off Licence​10pm or earlier​0
Any time after 10pm3
​Remote sales premisesNot applicable​0

 

Licence Type​Number of enforcements holding in last 18 months​Weighting
None​0
​110
​2 or more20

Enforcement

This has the same meaning as a "Holding" under section 288 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, or a previous offence for which holding may have been issued if the offence had occurred before 18 December 2013.

Default liquor fees

The licensing system has five fee categories, which reflect the range of cost/risk ratings as shown below:

Cost/risk category
(based on weighting)
​Renewal fee (licensee every three years) OR initial application fee (payable first time applicant)Annual fee (payable by licensee)
Very low (0-2)$368​$161
​Low (3-5)​$609.50$391
​Medium (6-15)​$816.50$632.50
​High (16-25)​$1,023.50​$1,035
​Very high (26 plus)​$1,207.50​$1,437.50

 

​Other fees
​Class 3 Special Licence - small event (less than 100 attendees with one or two
proposed events within the application
​$63.25
​Class 2 Special Licence - small events with three to 12 proposed events within the
application or on to three medium proposed events within the application
​$207
​Class 1 Special Licence - 13 or more small proposed events application
                                     ​  - 4 or more medium proposed events within the application
                                       - 1 or more large proposed event/s within the application
​$575
​Application for temporary authority​$296.70
​Application for Managers Certificate (including renewal)​$316.25

 

​Building and Planning Certificates
​Building Certificate required by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012​$129
​Planning Certificate required by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol 2012​$154​

 

Page reviewed: 06 Aug 2018 10:08am