Small Venue Licence - South Australia


A small venue licence authorises the sale or supply of liquor for on-premises consumption, but it is not a requirement to serve meals. If meals are provided, unconsumed portions of bottled wine can be taken from the premises.

A small venue licence is subject to the following conditions:

  • maximum capacity of 120 persons (including internal and external areas).
  • certain types of entertainment are prohibited.

Licensees will have to comply with mandatory licence conditions including the General Code of Practice.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The Small Venue Licence is only available in the central business district.


Fees vary depending on your operation. Up to date fee information is available at:

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Common All Small Venue Licence Fact Sheet - PDF (Opens in new window)

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.

General Enquiries

Operating address: 91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001
Toll Free: 131882
Fax: 0882268512
Website: (Opens in new window)