Apply for an off-licence

This licence allows the sale and delivery of alcohol for drinking off the premises and the supply of complimentary samples of alcohol on the premises, e.g. bottle stores, supermarkets and remote web-based sales. Some hotels and taverns may hold both an off-licence and on-licence.

How to apply

Download application form

Download off-licence(PDF, 230KB) form.

Certificate of Compliance

All alcohol licence applications require a  for the premises. You must include this with your application.

Checklist

Please read the checklist on the form to make sure you include all the extra documents we need with your application. Incomplete applications will be returned.

Processing

If your application is complete, there are no objections and all building requirements are met, on-licences can normally be processed within four to six weeks.

The fees for processing your application are non-refundable and must be paid when you apply for your licence. View our Fees and Charges for more information.

 

If your application is for a grocery store you will also need to demonstrate that your premises are trading as a grocery store by providing a statement of details of annual sales revenue for  business for analysis. This form is required for new and renewal applications. Please complete and attach to your new/renewal application form when sending it to us.

 

If your application is for a bottle store you will also need to demonstrate that your premises meet the requirements under the Act for this type of licence.

You will need to confirm that 85% of your revenue is from the sale of alcohol.  If this is unclear you may be asked to provide a statement of details of annual sales revenue for your business analysis.

This form is required for new and renewal applications. Please complete and attach to your new/renewal application form when sending it to us.

New requirements for selling alcohol using the internet came into force in December 2013. Remote Sales apply to all internet, phone, or mail-order sales. These requirements (must be complied with as part of licence conditions) and apply to premises that:

  • hold an off-licence endorsed under section 40 for remote sales only (i.e. no direct sales); and
  • hold a general off-licence but also have an internet (web) site, or catalogue for phone/mail-order sales

In most instances, the alcohol is stored at a different location. The warehouse storage and distribution sites (for dispatch of deliveries) is usually separately located in a commercial or industrial area and is not required to be displayed on the licence.