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​Liquor licence fees 2017


Licence fee calculator

Use the licence fee calculator to estimate your annual fee for 2017. Please note, annual fees for 2017 will be assessed on 15 March and licensees will receive fee notices from 6 April 2017.

Base fee 2017

The following base fees apply for each licence type in 2017. ​

Licence TypeFee (per licence)
Club$520
Hotel - former community liquor licence$104
Hotel (full hotel licence)$520
Hotel (general bar)$260
Limited licence (multi-function)$104
On-premises$416
Packaged liquor (1-3 outlets)$520
Packaged liquor (4-9 outlets)$1,039
Packaged liquor (10 or more)$2,078
Producer/wholesaler$208
Small bar licence$208​


Trading hours risk loading fee​

This loading applies if a premises is authorised to regularly trade after midnight.

Who does this apply to?

Trading hours risk loading fee​​​

A very small number of regional venues who hold a Multi Occasion Extended Trading Authorisation
$1,000
Venues authorised to trade up to 1.30am on a regular basis.
$2,500
Venues authorised to trade after 1.30am on a regular basis.
$5,000

You can reduce your trading hours risk loading fee by applying for an occasional extended trading condition

Read more information on who is and isn’t affected by trading hours risk loading​ here.

Compliance risk loading fees

Compliance risk loadings apply if, in the past calendar year, licensees and managers have committed serious liquor law offences, or a venue was listed as a declared premises under the Violent Venues scheme.​

Compliance risk loading fees include:

  1. Compliance history risk loading,
  2. Patron capacity risk loading, and
  3. Location risk loading for venues in the Sydney CBD and Kings Cross precincts.

​​1. Compliance history risk loading fee

Your compliance history risk loading fee will be based on your compliance history in the previous calendar year. The level of your fee will be dependent on the number of prescribed offence events committed at your licensed premises, or if your venue was listed as a Level 1 or 2 declared premises under the Violent Venues scheme

Your fee will be calculated using the following criteria: 

​When is this fee applied?
Compliance history risk loading fe​e
One offence event committed during the previous calendar year.
$3,000
Two offence events committed, or if the venue was listed as a Level 2 declared premises during the previous calendar year.
$6,000
Three or more offence events committed, or if the venue was listed as a Level 1 declared premises during the previous calendar year.$9,000

Note: If more than one of these loadings is applicable to you, you will only be required to pay the highest amount.​

2. Patron capacity risk loading fee

A patron capacity risk loading fee will apply if you are subject to a compliance history risk loading fee. Your patron capacity risk loading fee will be based on the number of people your venue is allowed to hold:

When is this fee applied?
Patron capacity risk loading fee
Your venue has a patron capacity of 60 patrons or less
$1,000
Your venue has a patron capacity of 61 – 120 patrons
$3,000
Your venue has a patron capacity of 121 – 300 patrons
$5,000
Your venue has a patron capacity of 301+ patrons
$8,000

Note: Accommodation areas are not taken to be included in the patron capacity of a venue.

Read more about who is and isn't affected by patron capacity risk loadings here.

3. Location ris​k loading fee

A location risk loading fee will apply if you are subject to a compliance history risk loading fee.

The $2,000 location risk loading applies to any venue in the Kings Cross and Sydney CBD Entertainment precincts.

Read more information on who is and isn't affected by location risk loadings here​. 

Late payment fee

Late payment fees apply to licences where full payment is not received by the due date, and the licence is suspended.

Licence Type​Fee (per licence)
Limited licence (multi-function) and former community liquor licence$50
All other licence types$100

Reinstatement fee

An application for reinstatement of a licence cancelled for non-payment of fees requires full payment of the licence fee, late fee and reinstatement fee.

Licence TypeFee (per application)
All licence types$250​


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