Liquor Licence - General - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you intend to sell alcohol for consumption both on and off your premises. This type of licence is often issued to hotels and taverns.

This licence authorises the sale of alcohol between 5am and 12 midnight daily. It also authorises the alcohol to a resident of the premises specified in the licence. If you intend to offer alcohol for sale between 12 midnight and 5am, you will need to obtain an out-of-hours permit.

If you are planning to allow patrons to bring their own alcohol (BYO), please consult your local Council for compliance issues.

Please consult the Contact Officer 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 this licence, you must:

  • be 18 years of age or above
  • be a fit and proper person
  • ensure your associates are considered fit and proper people
  • undertake responsible service of alcohol training
  • be able to exercise effective control over the service, and any consumption, of liquor on the premises for which the licence is sought
  • give public notice of the application in a form approved by the Commissioner
  • pay the relevant fees.

Please note that:

  • you may be required to supply further information (e.g. plans or specifications of any relevant premises or information about any associates) with your application
  • your application may be forwarded to the Commissioner of Police regarding you, or your associates', status as fit and proper people.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




Licences expire on 31 December.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1296.00 -
General Miscellaneous All $324.00 Grant fee.
Renew Renewal All $907.20 -
Transfer Transfer All $648.00 -
Vary Variation All $145.80 -

Act(s) name

Liquor Licensing Act 1990 Tasmania

Application process


Before proceeding with an application for a liquor licence, it is recommended that you contact the Agency for more information.

If the Agency is satisfied that the applicant is qualified to hold a liquor licence, the application will be referred to the Licensing Board for final determination. An applicant will usually be required to attend the Board's hearing regarding their application.


You can seek approval to transfer this licence to another person.

Administering agency

Department of Treasury and Finance

Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission

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 Enquiries

Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission

Department of Treasury and Finance

Operating address: Parliament Square
4 Salamanaca Square
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1374
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6166 4040
Fax: 03 6173 0218
Website: Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission (Opens in new window)