Authorisation for Extended Trading - Australian Capital Territory


If you intend to hold special events outside your licensed trading hours, you will need to apply to extend the trading hours of your licensed premises. A special event is any unique or infrequent event of significance in the ACT, the region or nationally that people independent of the licensee and anyone connected with the licensee intend to celebrate or mark on the licenced premises.

You can apply for extended trading for a maximum of 6 occasions in a 12-month period. Extended trading applies only to the sale of liquor on premises in open containers. The off premise sale of liquor will still be restricted to standard off licence times (7am to 11pm) regardless of any extended trading approval.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You can only request extended trading hours for special events if you have:

  • a General licence
  • an On licence
  • a Club licence
  • a Special licence.


As specified


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Task Type Business Structure Description
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You do not need to pay any fees. Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 2010 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2010 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Access Canberra

Business and Industry Licensing

Contact details

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