Producer / Wholesaler Liquor Licence - New South Wales


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.

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.


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 $813.00 Fees for 2022-23.
Renew Renewal All $230.00 Annual renewal. Fees for 2022-23

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 2007 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2018 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Contact details

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