Club Licence (Liquor) - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to sell liquor in your club to club members (or guests of members) for consumption in or away from the club.

Standard trading hours apply (5.00am to midnight Monday to Saturday, and 10.00am to 10.00pm on Sunday). If you intend to extend trading hours, you will be required to complete a community impact statement. This statement will ensure local stakeholders have the opportunity to voice any concerns.

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 18 years old or over
  • provide a plan of the proposed licensed premises
  • be a fit and proper person for the purpose of the licence
  • ensure your premises and facilities meet standards and requirements specified under the Act
  • provide a copy of the local Council's development consent or approval for the club premises (if approved)
  • provide a 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 Amount
Apply Application All $556.00

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 2007 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2018 New South Wales

Application process


A Community Impact Statement must be lodged with your application.

Approval time

Applications will generally be assessed within four months of lodgement.

Additional information

Please be aware that you can apply for additional authorisations or changes to conditions that do not initially fall within the scope of your licence (for example, you can apply for a junior member's authorisation). Please see the attached documents for information on additional authorisations that may be available.

Minors are permitted in the bar area of club premises to attend a wedding reception, but must have been formally invited to the reception.

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)