Packaged Liquor Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to sell alcohol to the public in sealed containers for consumption off your premises.

This licence is required for the retail and wholesale sale of alcohol through bottle shops, supermarkets, home delivery, mail order or the internet for consumption off your premises. This licence includes the conduct of tastings on your premises (for example, in a bottle shop). Tastings refer to the sampling of a small amount of product.

There is a liquor licensing freeze that applies to certain types of liquor licences and trading authorisations for premises in prescribed freeze precincts in the City of Sydney local government area.

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
  • ensure your premises and facilities meet prescribed standards and requirements
  • prepare a category B community impact statement and lodge this with the required application form
  • provide a plan of the proposed premises
  • provide a copy of the local council's development consent of approval for the packaged liquor premises (if approved)
  • undergo a police check and provide the certificate (if you are applying as an individual)
  • provide a copy of your Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) certificate or competency card (if you are applying as an individual).

If you are applying as a corporation, you must have an appointed manager that has been approved by the Authority.

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.


Duration as indicated on licence unless suspended or revoked.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All - You may need to pay additional fees. Please contact the agency for more information.
Apply Application All $2324.00

Packaged liquor. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Renewal All $573.00

Packages liquor 1-3 outlets. Fees for 2022-23

Apply Renewal All $1144.00 Packaged liquor 4-9 outlets. Fees for 2022-23
Apply Renewal All $2286.00 Packaged liquor 10+ outlets. Fees for 2022-23

Other resources

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

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 2007 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2018 New South Wales

Approval time

Applications will generally be assessed within five months of lodgement.

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.