​Occ​asional Extended T​​​rading Condition

Licensees who are required to pay a trading hours risk loading can reduce their annual liquor licence fee by applying for an occasional extended trading condition (OETC) to be imposed on their licence. This condition will mean that they can only trade past midnight or 1.30am on up to 12 occasions over any 12-month period.

The following table indicates what trading hours risk loading is payable after an OETC is obtained.

Authorised Regular Trading HoursRisk Loading PayableOETC
Up to midnight onlyNilAllows trading past midnight up to 12 occasions in any 12 month period
Up to 1.30am$2,500Allows trading past 1.30am up to 12 occasions in any 12 month period
Past 1.30am$5,000Not available

Applications for the 2017 OETC are now open - Apply here

Applications for the 2017 OETC close on 7 March 2017 at 11:59pm

Please note that applications for the 2016 annual fee year closed on 14 March 2016.

An occasional trading notification form must be completed and submitted to Liquor & Gaming NSW at least 14 days before each late trading occasion.

Another po​​ssible option to reduce a trading hours loading​

Multi-occas​​ion extended tradin​​g authorisation

There will continue to be no application fees for a multi-occasion extended trading authorisation (MOETA) during 2016. MOETAs allow regional venues to trade until 3am on up to 12 occasions over a 12-month period and incur a $1,000 annual risk loading.

Further information and application form is here Multi-occasion extended trading authorisation (PDF, 154KB).

* Metropolitan venues cannot apply for this authorisation. Metropolitan areas are defined in clause 80 of the Liquor Regulation 2008.