You can surrender your liquor licence by completing a surrender liquor licence application (PDF, 127KB).
Where it is proposed to surrender a liquor licence, the written consent of the premises owner and business owner is required and must be included in the application form.
As a licensee, you can apply to Liquor & Gaming NSW (L&GNSW) to suspend a licence for a reasonable period. You must specify the proposed dates for the suspension and give reasons.
Apply for a voluntary suspension (PDF, 88KB).
If you want to stop using your liquor licence for 6 weeks or more – during renovations, for example – you must notify L&GNSW. Apply for a cease to trade notification (PDF, 98KB).
When you want to resume trading, you must notify L&GNSW. Apply for a re-commence trading (PDF, 94KB).
Liquor licences that cease to trade, or are suspended voluntarily, are still subject to the annual liquor licence fee.
Change your licence
Annual liquor licence fee