Short Term Liquor Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to sell, supply, or permit the consumption of liquor:

  • at an event from which you will receive commercial or financial benefit
  • on regulated premises, whether or not you will receive a commercial or financial benefit.

Regulated premises include:

  • licensed premises
  • a restaurant, cafe or shop
  • an amusement parlour or amusement arcade
  • a public place being used for an organised event with an admission charge
  • a public conveyance
  • any area adjacent to one of the above.

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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You must be the host or person organising the event to apply for the licence.

Class 1 and 2 applicants must nominate a person to be in charge of the event.

Class 3 applicants must:

  • have an approved responsible person present at the event at all times
  • have and provide a copy of your risk assessment and management plan
  • ensure all persons involved in the sale or supply of liquor must have responsible service of alcohol training.


1 or more days depending on the class of licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


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Application process


This licence cannot be transferred.

Approval time

Please submit your application at least 7 days before a class 1 event, 30 days before a class 2 event or 60 days before a class 3 event.

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.