Pop-up Bar and Events Licence - New South Wales


This licence will be required if you intend to operate or run a small-scale pop-up bar or event where alcohol will be sold in the any of the nominated precincts.

A small-scale pop-up bar must:

  • only operate between 10am and midnight
  • not exceed 100 patrons.

A small-scale pop-up events must:

  • only operate between 8am and midnight
  • not exceed 300 patrons.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 a pop-up bar and events licence the applicant and/or staff must:

  • hold responsible service of alcohol (RSA) and have a valid RSA endorsement on their RSA competency card
  • notify local police within 2 days of making the application
  • have appropriate development consent.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Pop-up bars and events must not run for more than 6 weeks.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $165.00

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 2007 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2018 New South Wales

Additional information

This licence is on a 12-month trial as of 1 March 2019.

Nominated precincts for this licence are:

  • Darlinghurst
  • Haymarket and George Street
  • Opera House to Walsh Bay
  • Pyrmont
  • Newtown
  • Parramatta
  • Liverpool.

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:

Functions Applications

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Department of Customer Service

Operating address: Level 6
323 Castlereagh Street
Haymarket, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 7060
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 1300 024 720
Email: functions.applications@liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au
Website: Liquor and Gaming NSW (Opens in new window)