If you want to cancel your liquor licence permanently, you need to submit a completed surrender liquor licence form using the Liquor Licence Manager.
- Anyone aged 18 years or over who currently holds a NSW liquor licence.
What you need
- liquor licence number
- liquor licence name
- personal details of licensee (if an individual)
- ABN, ACN, Y/Inc of licensee (if an organisation)
- reason for surrendering the licence
- date the premises stopped trading
- representative's name and contact details (if applicable)
- signed declaration of applicant (either individual or organisation)
- consent and signature of the:
- premises owner/s (either individual or organisation)
- business owner/s (either individual or organisation), if applicable
- licensee/s (individual or organisation), if surrendering a club licence.
How to cancel
- Select the 'Cancel online' button.
- Log in, or create your MyServiceNSW Account.
- Follow the prompts to cancel a liquor licence.
- Attach supporting documents.
- Submit your application with payment.
- If there is any liquor stored on the premises, you need to state how it will be disposed of.
- The declarations of consent must be signed by the appropriate office holders of any organisations, in accordance with section 127 of the Corporations Act 2001.
- If the licence being cancelled holds gaming machine entitlements (GMEs), and/or poker machine permits (PMPs), they must be transferred to other clubs and/or hotels within 12 months of the licence cancellation date.
- If GMEs and PMPs are not transferred within the designated 12 months, they'll be forfeited, unless a levy is paid to the Authority to secure a further 12 month period before forfeiture.
Last updated: 21 March 2023