From 31 January 2017, applicants seeking to serve liquor in restaurants and cafes under standard trading hours and conditions will be eligible to obtain an interim restaurant authorisation.
An interim restaurant authorisation allows applicants seeking an on-premises liquor licence for a restaurant to begin serving liquor as soon as they have lodged a liquor licence application online (rather than waiting for the processing of the application).
To qualify for this, applicants must meet certain requirements, including:
These applications are exempt from the advertising and public submission requirements under the liquor laws, as public consultation occurs as part of the development approval process.
Interim restaurant authorisations will be issued from 31 January 2017. A non-refundable fee of $700 applies to all new on-premises liquor licence applications.
Licensees and venues seeking more information about the interim authorisation and eligibility criteria can email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1300 024 720.
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