Liquor Licence - Off Premises - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a premise that sells liquor in sealed containers for consumption off the premises. These premises include, but are not limited to:

  • Liquor stores;
  • Drive-in bottle shops; and
  • Home delivery businesses.

Trading hours for the sale of liquor for this licence are between 7am and 11pm daily. Liquor is a substance that can be ingested and contains more than 1.15 per cent of ethanol.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Be a fit and proper person;
  • Provide a police check that is less than three months old at time of application;
  • Have successfully completed an approved Responsible Service of Alcohol training course. This training is required every three years;
  • Comply with the standards manual; and
  • Pay any applicable fees.

Please note that premises are inspected initially upon receiving your application and licence inspectors also complete a final inspection. You will also be required to attend a meeting to review your application and to demonstrate your knowledge of the Liquor Act.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




30 November each year.



Renewal costs depend on your annual liquor purchases:

  • Up to $5 000: $598;
  • Between $5 001 and $100 000: $2031;
  • Between $100 001 and $500 000: $4389;
  • Between $500 001 and $1 000 000: $6787;
  • Between $1 000 001 and $3 000,000: $11 582;
  • Between $3 000 001 and $7 000 000: $21 177;
  • All amounts over $7 000 001: $30 770
GeneralDuplicate Certificate$26.00

Other resources



Your completed application must include:

  • Application Form (tick off box);
  • Statutory Declaration;
  • Certificate of Incorporation;
  • Defined Influential Persons Form;
  • Company Extracts;
  • Citizenship Status;
  • Two character references;
  • A memo of Sub-lease or lease;
  • A letter appointing the authorised person;
  • Approved Plans;
  • Business name registration; and
  • A letter from the landlord approving sale of liquor.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and view the application form.

Approval time

Approval is generally given within 4-6 weeks of receiving your completed application and supporting documents.

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 2010 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2010 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Enquiries, Liquor Licensing and Permits
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Access Canberra

Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 158
Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,2601


13 22 81


02 6207 4000

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