You will need this licence if you intend to carry on a business as a wine producer, brewer, distiller or a liquor wholesaler. 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.
Producers are enabled to sell their own product to any person or company, and someone else's product to other licensed premises.
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.
Wholesalers are able to sell someone else's products to other licensed premises only. If you intend to sell other people's products to any person or company you should consider applying for a packaged liquor licence instead.
Please be aware that:
- 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.