If two or more registered clubs intend to amalgamate, they'll need to apply for a liquor licence transfer. The amalgamation application is determined as if it is an application for a new liquor licence, however you can request provisional approval if you wish, so trading is not interrupted for a lengthy period. 


Any of the following:

  • the organisation holding the existing licence (transferor)
  • the premises owner (if applicable)
  • the organisation proposing to hold the transferred licence (if the existing licensee consents).

Applicants must be 18 years or older.

What you need

  • the liquor licence name and number
  • the intended transfer date (cannot be less than 3 business days after the application is received)
  • details of the incoming licensee (transferee), including the organisation's ABN, ACN, Y/Inc
  • details of the transferee's contact person
  • details of the premises owner (individual or organisation, whichever is applicable)
  • reasons to support amalgamation if the existing licensee (transferor) and transferee’s premises are not located within 50km of each other
  • signed declaration of consent from the transferor
  • signed declaration of consent from the transferee
  • completed Data Monitoring Services direct debit request form – PDF (if operating gaming machines)
  • representative's name and contact details (if applicable)
  • the PDF form – 'Liquor licence transfer – club licence'.

How to apply

  1. Check your eligibility.
  2. Gather the required information and documents.
  3. Select the 'Download PDF form' button.
  4. Complete and sign the form, including the Police Notice section.
  5. Email your application and payment by following the instructions on the form, and then, within 2 working days:
    • print all pages of your application, including the Police Notice section
    • lodge the printed copy with the police station nearest the premises.

More information

  • The transferor and transferee declarations of consent must be signed by the appropriate office holders of the organisations, in accordance with section 127 of the Corporations Act 2001.
  • The application will take 3 to 6 months to be approved.
Last updated: 28 November 2023