Producer / Wholesaler Liquor Licence - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to carry on a business as a wine producer, brewer, distiller or a liquor wholesaler (for example, wine, cider, perry, mead, beer or spirits). For wine producers, brewers and distillers, this licence also allows tastings (with a charge if desired), retail sales, and direct sales to the public at liquor industry shows and farmers' markets or fairs.

Differences between licences include:

  • producers are enabled to sell their own product to any person or company, and someone else's product to other licensed premises.
  • wholesalers are able to sell other peoples products to other licensed premises only. If you intend to sell other peoples products to any person or company you should consider applying for a packaged liquor licence instead.

Please be aware that:

  • you can apply as an individual or a corporation
  • you can apply for a drink-on premises authorisation to allow liquor to be sold for consumption on your premises
  • standard trading hours will apply but you can apply to extend trading hours.

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 this licence, you must:

  • be 18 years old or over
  • be considered fit and proper for the purposes of the licence
  • 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 3 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 premise
  • submit the required application form
  • pay any required fees.

Please be aware that you can apply as an individual or a corporation. If you are applying as a corporation you must have an appointed manager that has been approved by the Authority. This is a separate application process.

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


Remains in force until it is surrendered or cancelled.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $770.00 -
Apply Application All $110.00 Drink on-premises authorisation
Apply Licence All $218.00

Annual liquor licence fee - additional risk-based loadings (fees that reflect the level of risk posed by your venue and its operation) may apply.

Apply Licence All -

The cost for ongoing extended trading authorisations will vary according to how long you want trade for.

Transfer Transfer All $440.00 -
Transfer Transfer All $216.00 Transfer notification
Vary Variation All -

Fees to change a condition placed on your licence or to change information you included on your licence will vary.

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 2007 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2018 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Industry

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:

Liquor Applications

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Department of Industry

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
Website: Liquor and Gaming NSW (Opens in new window)