Short Term (Five Year) Liquor Licence - South Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to sell, supply, or authorise the consumption of liquor at regular or recurring events endorsed on your licence. You may want to apply for this licence if your business does not fall under a permanent licence category, or if you would usually apply annually for a short term licence.

You will need to nominate at least one event for endorsement on your licence and may add additional events thereafter.

Events are placed into one of three classes depending on the nature of the event and how you intend to trade. Classes determine:

  • the duration of the licence
  • hours of trade permitted under the licence
  • number of attendees permitted at the event under the licence
  • entertainment permitted at the event under the licence
  • qualifications and duties of persons involved in the sale or supply of liquor under the licence.

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

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

Please contact the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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

Application process


You will need to lodge your completed application with:

  • details of your event
  • a plan of the licensed area
  • a description of how liquor will be served.

Lodgement process


You will need to lodge your application at least 7 days before a class 1 event, 30 days before a class 2 event, and 60 days before a class 3 event.


Licence cannot be transferred.

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)