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


You will require 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; and
  • 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:

  • Specify the proposed name and address of each place where you intend to provide a caring service;
  • 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; and
  • Pay the relevant application fees.

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; and
  • 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 Description
Apply Application

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Community Health Division

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Community Health Services

Operating address: ACT Health Building
1 Moore Street
Canberra City
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 825
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 62079977
Fax: 02 62051644