Premises Licences

On-licence

If you want to sell or supply alcohol for consumption on your premises, you’ll need an on-licence.

Examples of premises that need an on-licence to sell or supply alcohol include:

  • restaurant (including BYO)
  • bar, tavern or nightclub
  • theatre or cinema
  • hotel
  • function centre
  • winery cellar door
  • conveyance (e.g bus, train, plane)

Download an on-licence application form here [PDF, 288 KB]

Please note - renewal application forms are automatically sent two months before they are due for renewal

Off-licence

If you want to sell or supply alcohol for consumption elsewhere, you’ll need an off-licence.

Examples of premises that need an off-licence to sell or supply alcohol include:

  • supermarket
  • grocery store
  • bottle store
  • hotel or tavern that sells alcohol to take away
  • remote sales premises (online or mail order)
  • winery cellar door

Under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act, dairies, petrol stations, and convenience stores may not sell alcohol.

The Off Licence Form 4 is being developed. If you wish to make an application please contact council. 

Please note - renewal application forms are automatically sent two months before they are due for renewal

Club licence

If you want to sell or supply alcohol for consumption by authorised customers (club members, their guests and members of clubs with reciprocal visiting rights) on your premises, you’ll need a club licence.

Examples of premises that need a club licence to sell or supply alcohol include:

  • RSA
  • sports club
  • working men’s club
  • social club

The Off Licence Form 5 is being developed. If you wish to make an application please contact council.

Please note - renewal application forms are automatically sent two months before they are due for renewal

Temporary Authority

If you have purchased a licensed business, you must apply for temporary authority to operate the premises until your own licence has been approved.

Download an application for temporary authority here [PDF, 200 KB]

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