Pop-up Bar and Events Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to operate or run a small-scale pop-up bar, event or promotion where alcohol will be sold in 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 event must:

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

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 event 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 two days of making the application
  • have appropriate development consent.


Pop-up bars and events must not run for more than 12 weeks.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $169.00

Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Liquor Fee Schedule (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 2007 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2018 New South Wales

Additional information

You can use the Liquor Licence Manager to view and actively manage your liquor licences.

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

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
Email: functions.applications@liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au
Website: Liquor and Gaming NSW (Opens in new window)