Limited Licence (Liquor) - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you are a not-for-profit organisation and intend to sell alcohol for consumption at functions. A function is an event that is conducted either for public amusement or entertainment, or to raise funds for any charitable purpose. Events can be a dinner, ball, convention, seminar, sporting event, race meeting, exhibition, performance or trade fair.

There are four types of functions covered by this licence:

  • single function: you may sell alcohol for consumption at up to six functions annually without the need to obtain a liquor licence
  • multiple function: you may sell alcohol for consumption at up to 52 functions a year, with an option to apply for more
  • special event: you may sell alcohol for consumption at a special event of an infrequent or temporary nature that has a social or economic benefit to the community
  • trade fair: you may sell alcohol at events that showcase and demonstrate products and services, such as wine or food shows.

Please be aware that licence conditions will vary depending on the type of organisation applying.

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
  • be a fit and proper person.

You are advised that all staff must attend any required training for the purposes of the licence as specified by the Authority, including a responsible service of alcohol (RSA) course by a registered training organisation. Additional eligibility requirements vary depending on the type of function being held under the licence.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Liquor Licence Fees (Opens in new window)

Approval time

28 days

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.