Club Liquor Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to sell or supply liquor at your club premises. This licence may be suitable for organisations such as sporting clubs or service clubs.

Under this licence, you will be entitled to sell liquor to:

  • club members, residents of the club premises, and members of the public for consumption on the premises
  • residents of the club premises at any time for takeaway
  • club members through direct sales transactions, such as online or mail orders, as long as delivery occurs in South Australia between 8:00 am and 10:00 pm.

Please contact the agency 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 the licence, you must satisfy one of the following conditions:

  • the club is an incorporated not-for-profit association
  • the club is a company limited by guarantee
  • in some cases, a trustee of an association is eligible if the association is unable or not required to become incorporated.

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to specify the hours you intend to sell liquor for consumption on the premises and for takeaway (if applicable).

You will need to specify the maximum number of people you intend to allow on the premises at any one time.

You will need to have a responsible person supervising the premises at all times that the premises is open for trade. A responsible person can either be:

  • the licensee
  • a director of the licensee (where the licensee is a company)
  • a person approved by the Commissioner as a responsible person.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $631.00

New licence

Apply Application All $137.00

Endorsement (one application for up to 5 endorsements and can be a combination of both event and transport endorsements)

Apply Application All $137.00

Approval of a responsible person

Apply Licence All -

Your annual licence fees will vary depending on trading hours, the capacity of your premises, and whether you sell liquor for takeaway. Please consult the agency for more information.

Apply Miscellaneous All $137.00

Community impact assessment (if applicable)

Vary Variation All $137.00

Extension of trading area

Application process


You will need to submit your application and supporting documentation via the licence application portal.

You will need to attach to your application:

  • a list of committee members containing their details
  • a copy of the club constitution with required provisions
  • a community impact submission demonstrating how the grant of the licence would be in the interest of the community (if applicable)
  • two floor plans of the premises
  • a copy of the lease agreement, landlord permission, or certificate of title
  • a capacity assessment from your local council, a private certifier, or a registered architect.


This licence cannot be transferred

Additional information

You may apply for authorisation to sell takeaway liquor to club members or the public.

You may apply for endorsement to sell or supply liquor at a location used for club activities, but which is not part of the licensed premises, so long as the location is not already licensed.

You will need to apply for a separate licence if you intend to have gaming machines at your club.

Administering agency

Consumer and Business Services

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 and Gaming

Consumer and Business Services

Operating address: 91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1719
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 13 18 82
Website: Consumer and Business Services (Opens in new window)