Liquor Licence - Off Licence - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you intend to sell alcohol for consumption off your premises. Off Licences are often issued to liquor stores, drive-in bottle shops, mixed businesses and home delivery businesses. This licence authorises the sale of alcohol between the hours of 5am and 12 midnight daily.

If you intend to sell liquor between 12 midnight and 5am, you will need to apply for an out-of-hours permit.

If you intend to sell alcohol for consumption on the licensed premises, you will also need to be granted an on permit. That permit may be granted in circumstances such as a specific occasion or for wine tasting, but will not be granted to authorise the general sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises.

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 at least 18 years of age
  • you must be a fit and proper person
  • your associates must be considered to be fit and proper people
  • you must undertake Responsible Service of Alcohol training
  • you must be able to exercise effective control over the service, and any consumption, of liquor on the premises for which the licence is sought
  • you must give public notice of the application in a form approved by the Commissioner
  • you must be pay the relevant fees.

Please note that:

  • you may be required to supply further information (e.g. plans or specifications of any relevant premises, information about any associates, etc.) with your application
  • your application could be forwarded to the Commissioner of Police regarding your, 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 $639.90 -
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.

Approval time

60 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.

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)