Navigating the complex and sometimes uncertain regulatory requirements for liquor licensing can be both costly and time consuming with no guarantee that you will get the approval you need to run your business the way you want to.
We have invaluable liquor licensing experience and insight into the application, processing and determination procedures adopted by liquor and gaming regulators in NSW.
Whether you are after a liquor licence for a restaurant or cafe, catering business, hotel, small bar, bottle shop or even a limited licence for a sporting or social club, we can help.
For most new liquor licences or to move your licence to a new location, and for some authorisations, you will have to complete a Category A or Category B Community Impact Statement (CIS) before you can lodge an application. We can assist you with identifying precisely what is required as part of the application process and assist you with your engagement with the community and completion of the appropriate CIS.
Permits and authorisations that you can obtain for your liquor licence include a Primary Service Authorisation (PSA) allowing licensed restaurants to serve alcohol without a meal, and a minors area authorisation that allows children to be in certain parts of a hotel or registered club (such as the dining area) when they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
We can help you apply for such authorisations and, depending on your business model, advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of operating an on-premises licence with a PSA as compared to operating with a small bar or general bar licence, for example.
The strict regulatory regime surrounding liquor licensing in NSW, and particularly in the Sydney metropolitan area, can make it just as difficult and complex to change something about your licence as it is to apply for a new licence. We can offer you advice and suggestions on the most efficient and cost effective way of aligning your business model with your licensing requirements.
We offer advice and assistance to obtain a new liquor licence or authorisation and to make changes to an existing licence. There are a number of different liquor licences and authorisations available, depending on the type of business you want to operate. They include:
There are also a large number of authorisations and permits that can be granted along with a licence to allow you to be flexible in the way you deliver your services to the public.
We also offer advice in relation to compliance with liquor laws, developing plans of management and responsible service of alcohol obligations.