Recognised Competency Card (Liquor) - New South Wales


You will need this card if you intend to sell, supply or serve liquor at any licensed premises and to perform any of the following roles:

  • licensee
  • approved manager
  • staff, including promotional staff, involved in the sale, supply and service of alcohol
  • volunteers, including club directors, who have liquor service responsibilities
  • security officers with crowd control duties.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You must have completed a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course delivered by an approved training organisation in NSW to obtain this card.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All - The competency card fee is included in the RSA training course fee.
Renew Renewal All $41.00

Fees for 2022-23

Vary Duplicate Certificate All $41.00

Fees for 2022-23


Act(s) name

Liquor Act 2007 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2018 New South Wales

Application process


You will be provided with an interim certificate upon completion of your RSA course. This certificate will only allow you to work for 90 days while you order and receive your competency card through Service NSW.

Approval time

Three weeks

Administering agency

Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.