Lodging the application
Applicants must complete an
online application via our online portal, this application must
be made from an account that is currently linked to the relevant
liquor licence (the licensee’s account). If the licensee does not
have an account, one must be created.
One-off Add, Vary or Cancel types
There are two different One-Off Add, Vary or Cancel types:
- Extended Hours and/or Area (for special facility licences only).
- General (to apply for a one-off variation to existing permanent licence conditions).
In order for the department to consider an application to alter the licence conditions, we require a submission detailing the event and the reasons why you need to trade in a manner not already permitted on your permanent liquor licence.
Applications over 500 people should also be lodged with a submission or management plan detailing the proposed the controls to ensure the event is conducted in a safe manner.
When your application must be lodged
- Up to 500 persons on premises: 14 days prior to event date.
- 501 to 5000 persons on premises: 30 days prior to event date.
- Over 5000 persons on premises: 60 days prior to event date.
Choosing the correct permit type
Our system is designed to assist you in selecting the correct approval type. However, to make it easier, the following can be used as a guide.
Extended Hours and/or Area (Special Facility Licences only)
This approval type is used to extend the hours and/or area for a one-off event to be held on or adjacent to an existing special facility licence. This option also allows a licensee of a Special Facility Caterers to comply with their licence conditions by lodging an application when they have been engaged for a specific function.
General (for all licence types)
Select this option to propose trading in a manner you are not currently permitted under the current licence conditions for a one-off event. You can choose to add a new condition, vary an existing condition or cancel a condition for a special occasion/function. Please note however, that if you are proposing to trade in a manner contrary to the tenor of the liquor licence as specified in the Act, an occasional liquor licence application may be a more appropriate.
If you are proposing to vary a condition of your licence in conjunction with a one off extended hours or area application, you are not required to lodge an additional One-off Add, Var, Cancel application. This is captured as part of the extended hours/area application.
Amended Entertainment Condition
In regards to proposed adult entertainment,the licensee will need to provide detailed submissions with the application which demonstrates the following:
- There is sufficient public demand for this type of adult entertainment.
- That the licensee is responsible and able to control the premises in a proper manner.