Registered Club Authorisations - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require authorisation from the Agency if you operate a registered club and intend to vary the standard conditions of operation of a club. Available authorisations include the following:

  • Non-Restricted Area Authorisation: designates an area or areas within your club premises as non-restricted, allowing individuals under the age of eighteen to enter that area or those areas.
  • Junior Members Authorisation: allows members of your club who are under the age of eighteen to access otherwise restricted areas of the club for the purposes of participation in sporting activities or prize-giving ceremonies associated with sporting activities.
  • Club Functions Authorisation: allows individuals who are either non-members of your club or under the age of eighteen to attend cultural, education, religious, patriotic, professional, charitable, political, literary, sporting, athletic, industrial or community functions on your club premises.

A registered club is a club that holds a club licence. A club licence authorises you (the licensee) to sell liquor by retail on the licensed premises to a member of your club (or a guest of a member of your club) for consumption on or away from the licensed premises.

Please be aware that each authorisation will be subject to conditions imposed by the Agency and / or the Act. 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 an authorisation you must:

  • give notice of your application to the local council and local police, and affix the same notice to your club premises
  • submit the application form and pay the prescribed fee
  • provide any other documents or information requested by the Agency.

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



Remains in force until suspended or cancelled.



Administering agency

Department of Industry
Liquor and Gaming NSW

Act(s) name

Registered Clubs Act 1976 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Registered Clubs Regulation 2015 (New South Wales)

Contact details

General Enquiries
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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