Liquor Licence - Off Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to sell alcohol for consumption off your premises. Off Licences are often issued to liquor stores, drive-in bottle shops, mixed businesses and home delivery businesses. This licence authorises the sale of alcohol between the hours of 5am and 12 midnight daily.

If you intend to sell liquor between 12 midnight and 5am, you will need to apply for an out-of-hours permit.

If you intend to sell alcohol for consumption on the licensed premises, you will also need to be granted an on permit. That permit may be granted in circumstances such as a specific occasion or for wine tasting, but will not be granted to authorise the general sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises.

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 licence:

  • you must be 18 years of age or above
  • you must be a fit and proper person
  • your associates must be considered fit and proper people
  • you must undertake Responsible Service of Alcohol training
  • you must be able to exercise effective control over the service, and any consumption, of liquor on the premises for which the licence is sought
  • you must give public notice of the application in a form approved by the Commissioner
  • you must be pay the relevant fees.

Please note that:

  • you may be required to supply further information (e.g. plans or specifications of any relevant premises, information about any associates, etc.) with your application
  • your application could be forwarded to the Commissioner of Police regarding your, or your associates', status as fit and proper people.

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




Licences expire on 31 December.


GeneralMiscellaneous$306.00Grant fee.



Before proceeding with an application for a liquor licence, it is recommended that you contact the Agency for more information.

If the Agency is satisfied that the applicant is qualified to hold a liquor licence, the application will be referred to the Licensing Board for final determination. An applicant will usually be required to attend the Board's hearing regarding their application.

Approval time

60 days.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance
Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission

Act(s) name

Liquor Licensing Act 1990 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Enquiries, Liquor and Gaming Branch
Department of Treasury and Finance
Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission

Operating address:
80 Elizabeth Street
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 1374
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


03 6166 4040


03 6173 0218

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