Producer / Wholesaler Liquor Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you are a wine producer, brewer, distiller or a liquor wholesaler and intend to sell liquor by wholesale, retail or both.

A producer must produce liquor on the licensed premises. You are not considered a liquor producer if you use someone else's licensed premises to produce liquor. Liquor producers are authorised to:

  • conduct tastings
  • sell the licensees product by retail to the general public, both online or directly from the licensed premises, if permissible under the relevant development consent
  • sell the licensee's product to wholesale customers
  • apply for a drink-on premises authorisation to sell alcohol for consumption on the premises.

Wholesalers don't qualify as producers and are only permitted to sell liquor by wholesale to those who have a liquor licence.

Micro-breweries and small distilleries can apply for an authorisation under this licence to sell their own products for consumption on their premises in full serves, not just tastings. It also allows wine produced elsewhere to be sold for consumption on-site.

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
  • provide a copy of the local council's development consent or approval of the premises (if approved)
  • undergo a police check and provide the certificate (if you are applying as an individual)
  • provide a copy of the three identity documents presented when applying for the police check
  • provide a copy of the Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate (if applicant is an individual)
  • provide a plan of the proposed licensed premises.




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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Administering agency

Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Contact details

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