A business is required to hold a liquor licence if it sells alcohol to its customers or guests. However, certain types of businesses are exempt from this requirement, provided that certain conditions are met.
These exemptions may apply to the following types of businesses:
- bed and breakfast businesses
- residential care services
- retirement villages
- cruise ships.
Conditions vary for each type of business. For example, the operator of a bed and breakfast may supply only 750mL of alcohol per day per room occupied. A butcher may only supply 1.5 litres of alcohol to a customer in a day.