Direct Sales Licence - South Australia

Service summary

A Direct Sales Licence authorises the licensee to sell liquor at any time through direct sales transactions (provided that, if the liquor is to be delivered to an address in this State the liquor is despatched and delivered only between the hours of 8.00 am. and 9.00 p.m. and not Good Friday or Christmas Day).

A direct sales transaction means a transaction for the sale of liquor in which:

  • the liquor is ordered by the purchaser by mail, telephone, facsimile transmission or Internet or other electronic communication; and
  • the liquor is delivered to the purchaser, or a person nominated by the purchaser, at the residence or place of business of the purchaser, or some place (other than premises at which the liquor has been stored prior to delivery) nominated by the purchaser. Person nominated by purchaser must be over 18 years of age.

It is a condition of a direct sales licence that the licensee does not, as part of , or in connection with, the business authorised by the licence, invite or admit prospective purchasers of liquor to any premises or place at which liquor is displayed or stored for sale by the licensee.

The licence must provide warnings on materials such as order forms and websites in relation to the service, supply and delivery of alcohol consistent with the Responsible Service of Alcohol Code of Practice.

Service type


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




Fees vary; contact the agency direct for further information about fees.

Cheque, credit card or cash.

Other resources

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services

Act(s) name

Liquor Licensing Act 1997 (South Australia)

Contact details

General Enquiries

Office hours 8:00 to 17:30 any business day.

Some direct dial numbers are under the Attorney Generals Department entry in the Adelaide White Pages Telephone Directory (Office of the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner).

Operating address:
91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001

Toll Free:




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