Approval to Manage Licensed Premises - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to become an approved manager of a licensed premises which holds a corporate liquor licence. All corporate liquor licence holders are required to have an appointed manager approved by the Authority.

A licensed premises is any business that has been authorised to retail alcohol for consumption on or off the premises (including liquor wholesale).

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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 approval you must:

  • be considered a fit and proper person to manage a licensed premises
  • understand and be capable of implementing practices at licensed premises for ensuring the responsible sale, supply and service of alcohol and the prevention of intoxication
  • submit the application form
  • attend a training course of instruction (if required by the Authority)

Please be aware that you cannot be appointed a manager of a premises if you hold an appointment as a manager of another licensed premises (this does not apply to registered clubs).

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




Administering agency

Department of Industry
Liquor and Gaming NSW

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 2007 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2008 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Liquor Applications
Department of Industry
Liquor and Gaming NSW

Operating address:
GPO BOX 7060
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Operating address:
Level 6
323 Castlereagh Street
Haymarket, New South Wales 2000


1300 024 720

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