Small Bar Licence - New South Wales

Description

You will need this licence if you intend to operate a small bar with a capacity of 120 patrons or less. This licence also allows you to sell house-made cocktails in sealed containers for consumption away from the premises.

Please note that if you intend to operate a bar with a capacity larger than 120 patrons, then you will need to apply under other licence types that are available, such as the general bar licence.

Service type

Licence

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, the Authority must be satisfied that:

  • where required, development consent has been obtained from the local consent authority (usually the local Council) to operate a small bar during the proposed trading hours
  • you are a fit and proper person
  • responsible serving practices will be in place
  • notification in regard to any Development Application has been provided to the relevant Agencies - if notification has not been provided within two working days, then a Community Impact Statement (CIS) is required
  • where CIS is required, that the overall social impact will not be detrimental to the well-being of the local or broader community
  • in the case of an extended trading authorisation, that the quiet and good order of the neighbourhood will not be disturbed.

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.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $395.00 Fees for 2021-22
Renew Renewal All $223.00

Annual renewal. Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 2007 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2018 New South Wales

Application process

Apply

An interim small bar authorisation will be issued after your application is submitted to allow you to trade immediately pending final licence approval. However, this authorisation can only be issued if you do not apply for extended trading authorisation at the time (you can still apply after application has been approved).

Administering agency

Department of Customer Service

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Department of Customer Service

New South Wales
Operating address: 4 Parramatta Square
2 Darcy Street
Parramatta, New South Wales 2150
Mailing address: GPO BOX 7060
Sydney, New South Wales 2001
Phone: 1300 024 720
Email: contact.us@liquorandgaming.nsw.gov.au
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