ACT Liquor Licensing

ACT Liquor Licensing

Liquor Legislation
The Business and Industry Licensing Unit is responsible for administering the regulation, sale and supply of liquor in the Australian Capital Territory under the Liquor Act 1975.
 
Licence Types
Licence Type
Conditions
ON Licence
Authorises the licensee to sell liquor on the licensed premises for consumption on those premises.
OFF Licence
Authorises the licensee to sell liquor on the licensed premises in sealed containers to persons for consumption off the premises.
General Licence
Authorises the licensee to sell liquor on the licensed premises for consumption on or off the premises.
Special Licence
Authorises the sale of liquor at times specified in the licence other than prescribed times and on the premises or places as specified in the licence (subject to conditions).
Club Licence
(1) Authorises the licensed club to supply liquor on the licensed premises:
a)       members of the club; and
b)       persons on those premises at the invitation of a member of the club who is present on those premises.
(2) The supply of liquor may be for consumption on or off the premises.
 
Liquor Permits
Liquor permits are issued to individuals and organisations for one-off functions and entertainment. A liquor permit authorises the holder to sell liquor in open containers for consumption at the function only. Permits are not issued in place of a liquor licence and cannot be issued for the sale of packaged/take away liquor. Liquor permits allow you to sell or supply liquor to persons over 18 years of age for consumption at the event. Liquor Permit forms can be downloaded at the
Department of Justice and Community Safety website.
 
Applying for a Liquor Licence
The Liquor Act 1975 imposes obligations on licensees in relation to the following:

    * Responsible Service of Alcohol
    * Underage Drinking
    * Intoxicated Persons
    * Overcrowding of Licensed Premises
    * Standards of Premises
 
The Liquor Act 1975 encourages responsibility in the sale and consumption of liquor. Premises are required to meet the standards as set out in the Licensing Standards Manual. When a licence is granted, the approval is partly based on the premises meeting the requirements of the Liquor Licensing Standards Manual. Licensees must seek approval from the Registrar of Liquor Licences for any alterations to the premises before they are undertaken.
 
A liquor licence application form can be obtained from the Department of Justice and Community Safety website.
 
Responsible Service of Alcohol
Training courses are conducted by the CIT and QUEST and licensees are encouraged/must ensure that staff undergo appropriate training.
 
Further Information
Detailed information on liquor licensing in the Australian Capital Territory is available from the Business and Industry Licensing Unit Phone: 02 6207 0562 Fax: 02 6207 0424 or from the
Liquor Licensing Practice Manual.
 
 
Source: Department of Justice and Community Safety
 
Liquor Legislation
The Business and Industry Licensing Unit is responsible for administering the regulation, sale and supply of liquor in the Australian Capital Territory under the Liquor Act 1975.
 
Licence Types
Licence Type
Conditions
ON Licence
Authorises the licensee to sell liquor on the licensed premises for consumption on those premises.
OFF Licence
Authorises the licensee to sell liquor on the licensed premises in sealed containers to persons for consumption off the premises.
General Licence
Authorises the licensee to sell liquor on the licensed premises for consumption on or off the premises.
Special Licence
Authorises the sale of liquor at times specified in the licence other than prescribed times and on the premises or places as specified in the licence (subject to conditions).
Club Licence
(1) Authorises the licensed club to supply liquor on the licensed premises:
a)       members of the club; and
b)       persons on those premises at the invitation of a member of the club who is present on those premises.
(2) The supply of liquor may be for consumption on or off the premises.
 
Liquor Permits
Liquor permits are issued to individuals and organisations for one-off functions and entertainment. A liquor permit authorises the holder to sell liquor in open containers for consumption at the function only. Permits are not issued in place of a liquor licence and cannot be issued for the sale of packaged/take away liquor. Liquor permits allow you to sell or supply liquor to persons over 18 years of age for consumption at the event. Liquor Permit forms can be downloaded at the
Department of Justice and Community Safety website.
 
Applying for a Liquor Licence
The Liquor Act 1975 imposes obligations on licensees in relation to the following:

    * Responsible Service of Alcohol
    * Underage Drinking
    * Intoxicated Persons
    * Overcrowding of Licensed Premises
    * Standards of Premises
 
The Liquor Act 1975 encourages responsibility in the sale and consumption of liquor. Premises are required to meet the standards as set out in the Licensing Standards Manual. When a licence is granted, the approval is partly based on the premises meeting the requirements of the Liquor Licensing Standards Manual. Licensees must seek approval from the Registrar of Liquor Licences for any alterations to the premises before they are undertaken.
 
A liquor licence application form can be obtained from the Department of Justice and Community Safety website.
 
Responsible Service of Alcohol
Training courses are conducted by the CIT and QUEST and licensees are encouraged/must ensure that staff undergo appropriate training.
 
Further Information
Detailed information on liquor licensing in the Australian Capital Territory is available from the Business and Industry Licensing Unit Phone: 02 6207 0562 Fax: 02 6207 0424 or from the
Liquor Licensing Practice Manual.
 
 
Source: Department of Justice and Community Safety