Introduction

If you want to sell alcohol to the public through a retail outlet such as a bottle shop, home delivery, mail order, or the internet, you'll need a packaged liquor licence.

You can apply for this licence online.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be 18 years or older, and not suspended or disqualified from holding a liquor licence.
  • An applicant may be an authorised agent acting on behalf of an individual or organisation.

What you need

  • a floor plan that clearly shows the boundaries for the proposed licensed area
  • details of the proposed licensee, the premises and business owner
  • contact details for you or another authorised person
  • a copy of your development approval or consent (if applicable)
  • Category B Community Impact Statement (CIS) completed at least 30 days before lodging this application
  • a copy of the Site Notice prominently displayed at the proposed licensed premises until you hear the outcome of your application
  • a copy of the Site Notice provided to the occupiers of any building or land within 100 metres of the proposed premises
  • a MyServiceNSW Account
  • your payment.

If you're applying as an individual, you'll also need to provide: 

  • evidence of your Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) qualifications
  • evidence you have completed Licensee and Advanced Licensee training
  • a current National Police Check certificate issued within the last 3 months
  • the 3 identity documents you used when applying for the National Police Check.

If you're applying as an organisation, you'll also need to provide:

  • ABN, ACN or Y/INC
  • the names and birthdates of all directors and officeholders (if it is a proprietary company)
  • a current Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) extract
  • details of an appointment of manager notice.

How to apply

  1. Check the eligibility requirements.
  2. Select the ‘Apply online’ button. 
  3. Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.
  4. Follow the prompts to complete the online application form. 
  5. Upload and attach your supporting documents. 
  6. Enter your payment details. 
  7. Read and confirm the declaration. 
  8. Submit your application. 
  9. Display and circulate your Public Consultation – Site Notice as prescribed. 

More information

  • You must complete a Community Impact Statement before applying for this licence to ensure local stakeholders can have their say in the licensing process.
  • This licence allows you sell alcohol to the public to take away – that is, to consume off the premises.
  • Tastings may be conducted on the premises, with or without charge.
  • Takeaway alcohol sales for certain licensed premises are from 5am to 12am on Monday through to Saturday, and from 10am to 11pm on most Sundays.
  • Not all takeaway alcohol businesses will be able to trade until these times as local development consent and trading hour conditions may restrict operating hours for individual businesses.
  • Takeaway sales are not permitted on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

Payment methods

You can review transaction payment options on our payment methods page.

Last updated: 28 May 2024