Liquor Licence - Off Licence - Tasmania


You will need 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.

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 must be considered to be 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, information about any associates) with your application
  • your application could be forwarded to the Commissioner of Police regarding you, or your associates', status as fit and proper people.




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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

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

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

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