Special Permit - Club Permit - Tasmania


You will need this permit if you intend to sell liquor on the premises of an incorporated sporting club that is not fully licensed. This special permit allows for the sale of liquor for a period up to 15 hours per week. It is issued primarily for the social enjoyment of club members.

The hours for the sale of liquor are set six monthly, beginning 1 October and 1 April each year to coincide with the football and cricket seasons. In addition to the 15 permitted trading hours per week, clubs may apply for extra hours for additional functions and significant or extraordinary events by applying for a special permit.

If you are planning to allow patrons to BYO (bring their own) alcohol, 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 permit the sporting club must:

  • be constituted solely or primarily for sporting purposes
  • be incorporated
  • have at least 50 members who have attained the age of 18 years
  • have a clubhouse which complies with Local Government and Fire Service regulations, as well as the minimum requirements of the Commissioner for Licensing.

A special permit for clubs can only be held by a person who is at least 18 years old. The permit is issued to the person who applies on behalf of an association, society, organisation, club or other bona fide body running the event or function.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Act(s) name

Liquor Licensing Act 1990 Tasmania

Application process


An application for a special permit will not be considered unless the application and accompanying documentation is accompanied by the prescribed fee.

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

Approval time

Seven days

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
Email: licensing@treasury.tas.gov.au
Website: Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission (Opens in new window)