You will need this licence if you operate a retail liquor store (bottle shop) or supermarket that sells packaged alcohol. This licence authorises the holder to supply liquor in sealed containers, bottles or cans for consumption off the premises.
If you run a supermarket, you may be required to set aside a separate area of the supermarket to function as the licensed premises. Alcohol can only be sold at normal supermarket checkouts if certain conditions are met.
Tastings may be held on the licensed premises during trading hours.
A packaged liquor licence also authorises the licensee to supply liquor by orders placed online so long as the licensee's predominant activity remains the sale by retail of liquor for consumption off the licensed premises.
Ordinarily, you will only be able to sell alcohol during standard trading hours (9:00 AM to 11:00 PM). The Agency may authorise you to operate from 11:00 PM to 1:00 AM or from 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Licensees who wish to extend their hours past 1 AM will need to apply for a Late Night (Packaged Liquor) Licence.