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​Remove an on-premises licence

We treat an application to remove an on-premises liquor licence to another location as if it's an application for a new on-premises liquor licence.

Before you apply​

You can't lodge an application to remove your on-premises liquor licence until you consult your local community.

This means that either before or within 2 working days of lodging your application you must:

  • Give a full copy of your application to the NSW Police Local Area Command nearest to your proposed licensed premises
  • Notify the local council
  • Notify any building within 50 meters of the boundary of your proposed licensed premises
  • Attach a site notice to your premises so passers-by can see it easily. The site notice must remain until we decide your application.

How much will it cost?

It costs $700 to remove an on-premises liquor licence.

How long will it take?

About 12 to 16 weeks.

Once you lodge a complete application, we'll post it to our electronic noticeboard for 30 days to give the public a chance to comment.

When the 30-day public submission period is over, you can expect us to determine your application within 8-12 weeks.

However, there will be delays if you fail to respond to our requests for information.

What is a complete application?

  • A completed application form and fee
  • A copy of a community impact statement – if it applies
  • A current NSW National Police Certificate – for individual applicants
  • An ASIC extract – for corporate applicants
  • A copy of development approval from your local council
  • Evidence of Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) qualifications
  • A plan of the proposed licensed premises outlined in red. This pl​an (DOC, 1MB) is a good example.
  • Evidence that you have told neighbouring premises. You must complete and sign this advertising certificate (DOC, 47KB).

You can lodge your application without giving us the above documentation, but your proposal won't progress to a decision without it.

Authorisations for the licence you want to remove

You can't remove authorisations along with an on-premises liquor licence. You must make a new application for each liquor licence authorisation to apply to your new licensed premises.

You must also conduct a Community Impact Statement if you're applying for a primary service authorisation or an extended trading authorisation.

Primary service authorisation application form (PDF, 146KB).

Extended trading authorisation application form (PDF, 173KB)​.

Take-away sales authorisation application form (PDF, 119KB)​.

Next steps

Apply to remove your on-premises liquor licence (PDF, 221​KB)