Liquor Licence - General - Tasmania


You will need 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.

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 at least 18 years old
  • 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.

Please note that:

  • you may need 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.




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Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Guide to Tasmanian Liquor Licensing Laws for Licence Holders - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Partnership, Sole Trader Liquor Fees - Liquor Licences (Opens in new window)
General Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Applying for a Liquor Licence - Information Leaflet - PDF (Opens in new window)
General Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Transfer of Liquor Licence Information - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Liquor Licensing Act 1990 Tasmania

Application process


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 need to attend the Board's hearing regarding their application.

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

Approval time

30 business days


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.