Your liquor licence may have certain conditions that restrict the sale and supply of liquor or the operation of your business.
However, you can apply to change your licence conditions to suit any change in your personal or business circumstances.
Conditions on your liquor licence are imposed either the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority (ILGA) or Liquor & Gaming NSW.
The source of each condition is noted next to the relevant condition on your liquor licence.
To change or revoke a condition imposed by ILGA, you must
lodge an application (PDF, 242KB) and pay a $100 fee.
To change or revoke a condition imposed by L&GNSW, you must also
lodge an application (PDF, 121KB). There is no fee for this application.
By law, standard trading hours (except for packaged liquor) are:
Your licence may also be subject to a
6-hour closure period depending on when we granted your licence and if it includes extended trading authorisation. You can apply to vary your 6-hour closure period.
For on-premises licences, your
liquor trading hours (when you can sell and supply liquor) are distinct from your
business operating hours (when you can operate your business without selling or supplying liquor).
This means you can open your business before the starting time of your liquor trading hours. However, you can only sell and supply liquor during the liquor trading hours on your licence.
If you want to trade outside the standard trading period, you must
apply for an extended trading authorisation (PDF, 121 KB).
online limited licence form to let us know the dates you want to add to your existing limited licence (multiple functions).
You must have already been granted a limited licence - multiple functions. You must notify us at least 14 days before the first date.
This option is only available for regional venues that:
The key features of the multi-occasion extended trading authorisation are:
There is no application fee for this authorisation.
Apply to reduce liquor trading hours (PDF, 89 KB)
multi-occasion extended trading authorisation application kit (PDF, 114 KB)
Apply for a
multi-occasion extended trading authorisation (PDF, 154 KB)
multi-occasion extended trading form to let us know the dates you want to apply to your existing multi-occasion extended trading authorisation.
You must have already been granted a multi-occasion extended trading authorisation. You must notify us at least 6 weeks before each occasion – but you can notify us earlier, and you can notify us of more than one date on the notification form.
To change the current conditions or trading hours on your licence, you must check if you also need to vary the development consent for your premises. It is up to you to lodge the relevant application with your local council.
Please make sure you notify the local police, local council and neighbouring premises. Liquor & Gaming NSW cannot approve your application if you don't do this correctly.
It costs $100 to apply to vary conditions on your licence, or to change trading hours within the standard trading period.
Changes to conditions take about 16 weeks.
Once you lodge a complete application, we will post it to our online
liquor application noticeboard for 30 days to allow public comment.
Following this 30-day submission period, you can expect us to determine your application within 8-12 weeks.
There will be a delay if you fail to give us all the right information or do not respond to any of our requests for details.
Depending on certain factors, such as location or the type of conditions you want to change, your application may take longer to process.
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