Approval to Manage Licensed Premises - New South Wales


You will require this approval if you intend to become an approved manager of a licensed premises that holds a corporate liquor licence. All corporate liquor licence holders are required to have an appointed manager who is approved by the Authority.

A licensed premises is any business that has been authorised to sell alcohol for consumption on or off the premises.

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 approval, you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be considered a fit and proper person to manage a licensed premise
  • hold an RSA competency card or certificate, plus an RCG competency card or certificate if you work in a hotel or club
  • attend a training course of instruction (if required by the Authority).

Please be aware that you cannot be appointed a manager of a premises if you hold an appointment as a manager of another licensed premises (this does not apply to registered clubs).



Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $113.00
Renew Renewal All $113.00


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Online Application (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 2007 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2018 New South Wales

Additional information

You can use the Liquor Licence Manager to view and actively manage your liquor licences. Please use the link in supporting information to learn more about managing your licence.

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

Liquor and Gaming NSW

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:

Liquor Applications

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Department of Customer Service

New South Wales
Operating address: 4 Parramatta Square
2 Darcy Street
Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
Mailing address: GPO BOX 7060
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 1300 024 720
Website: Liquor and Gaming NSW (Opens in new window)