General and Hotel Liquor Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence to sell liquor for consumption on or off your premises.

General and hotel liquor licence holders are entitled to sell liquor:

  • by direct sales transactions, such as online or by mail order
  • for consumption on the premises and to residents of the premises at any time
  • for consumption off the premises on any day between hours specified by you on application and subject to the conditions of your licence (these hours must not exceed 13 hours between 08:00 am and 10:00 pm on any day)
  • by direct sales transactions at any time on any day, but an order may only be delivered in South Australia between 08:00 am and 10:00 pm.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to have persons within your business who hold a position of authority (director, manager, shareholder etc.) approved as part of your application.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All Fees are listed on the attached document.

Application process


You will need to lodge your completed application with:

  • a community impact submission demonstrating the grant of the licence is in the interest of the community
  • 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
  • supporting documentation if you are applying as a partnership, company, or trust.

Additional information

There are four optional additions to this licence:

  • notification to sell liquor from a bottle shop or drive-through premises
  • extension of trading area
  • consent to host prescribed entertainment at your venue
  • gaming machines (you will need to apply for gaming machine licence).

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

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