Licence to Provide a Caring Service for Intoxicated People - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to provide a caring service to intoxicated people. A caring service means a service that provides immediate, short-term care for intoxicated people, but does not include a service provided at a hospital or other medical facility.

Intoxicated people are people who:

  • behave in a disorderly way
  • behave in a way that is that is likely to cause injury to themselves or others
  • have problems related to alcohol or other drugs.

Please use the contact details below to find out 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:

  • provide particulars of any experience you have in dealing with intoxicated people or people with problems related to alcohol or other drugs
  • have never been bankrupt or personally insolvent
  • hold a current first aid certificate.

If you are applying on behalf of a corporation then you must also provide a written statement signed on behalf of the corporation which states that:

  • neither a liquidator nor receiver has been appointed in relation to the corporation
  • the corporation is solvent and can meet its debts.

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


To be determined by the Agency.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Licence to Provide a Caring Service for Intoxicated People - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Intoxicated Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1994 Australian Capital Territory

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Health Protection Service

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Public Health Officers

Health Protection Service

Health Directorate

Australian Capital Territory
Operating address: Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Holder, Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 5005
Weston Creek, Australian Capital Territory 2611
Phone: 02 5124 9700
Fax: 02 5124 5554
Website: Health Protection Service (Opens in new window)