Liquor Licence - Special - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to provide alcohol to the public, but the provision of alcohol is not considered to be the principal purpose of your business. This licence will authorise the sale of alcohol:

  • between specific times
  • on specific premises.

Examples of businesses that may provide alcohol through a special licence are:

  • restaurants that sell alcohol for consumption with meals
  • theatres that sell of alcohol to theatre goers
  • transport businesses that sell alcohol to passengers
  • wholesalers that sell alcohol to other liquor licence holders
  • accommodation providers that sell alcohol to guests
  • tourist attraction businesses that sell alcohol to persons attending the attraction and / or paying an entrance fee.

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

You will also need this approval if you intend to start a business that sells alcohol online via a website.

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 (if any) 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 Applying for a Liquor Licence - Information Leaflet - PDF (Opens in new window)
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)
Comply 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.