Club Licence (Liquor) - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you operate a registered club and intend to sell alcohol to club members and guests on and off the premises.

Common types of businesses that use this licence include:

  • RSL clubs
  • bowling clubs
  • golf clubs.

You can also apply for additional authorisations or changes to conditions that do not initially fall within the scope of your licence. If a registered club owns more than one premises, each must be separately licensed.

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 at least 18 years old
  • provide a plan of the proposed licensed premises
  • be a fit and proper person
  • ensure your premises and facilities meet the prescribed standards and requirements
  • provide a copy of the local Council's development consent or approval for the club premises (if approved)
  • provide a category B community impact statement
  • provide a copy of your club's constitution.

If you are a club with multiple premises, you must have an appointed manager for each premises other than the main premises. If you only have a single premises, you do not need to appoint a manager because the secretary of your club is taken to be the manager.

All staff must attend any required training for the purposes of the licence as specified by the Agency, including a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course by a registered training organisation.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Approval time

Applications will generally be assessed within four months of lodgement.

Administering agency

Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Contact details

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