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If you hold a NSW liquor licence, you must pay an annual licence fee. Licence fees are calculated using a tiered fee structure:

  • a base fee based on the licence type, plus
  • risk-based loadings (if applicable).

Risk-based loadings only apply to some licences such as late trading venues, and venues that have committed serious liquor law offences. Risk-based loading fees include:

  • a trading hours risk loading
  • compliance risk loadings, including compliance history risk loading, patron capacity risk loading and location risk loading.

Annual liquor licence fees are calculated on 15 March each year using licence information held by the NSW Government on that date.

Your fee notice will be sent to you by email, SMS and mail. You can pay your fee online or at a service centre.

Pay online
  • liquor licence number
  • copy of your fee notice
  • payment reference number (which is on your fee notice)
  • payment.
    Pay online

    If you're paying online:

    1. Select the 'Pay online' button.
    2. Enter your liquor licence number.
    3. Enter your payment reference number.
    4. Enter your payment details.
    5. Confirm payment.

    If you're paying by BPAY:

    1. Log onto your online banking account.
    2. Enter the Liquor & Gaming NSW biller code: 251 447, and your unique BPAY reference number (indicated on your fee notice).
    3. Submit your payment.

    If you're paying in person:

    1. Find your nearest service centre.
    2. Bring your fee notice and make the payment in person.
      Pay online
      • If you haven't received your fee notice by late April 2018, call us on 13 77 88.
      • Visit Liquor & Gaming NSW if:
        • you're experiencing financial hardship – you may apply for a waiver of all or part of your annual fee
        • you believe there was an error in the calculation of your annual licence fee and you want to apply for a reassessment.
      • Licensees need to be familiar with these key dates in 2018: 
      15 March Assessment of the 2018 liquor licence fee payable for every licence.
      11-12 April

      Fee notice sent by email, and SMS to licensees. 

      Applications open for fee re-assessments and fee waivers.

      20 April

      Fee notice mailed to licensees.

      22 May

      Last day to apply for a fee waiver.

      29 May Licence fee payment due.
      26 June Last day to pay fee before licence suspended and late fee applied.
      27 June Licence suspended if payment not made. Late fee applied.
      25 July

      Last day to pay fee before licence is cancelled.

      Last day to apply for a fee re-assessment.

      26 July  Licence cancelled if all or any part of fees unpaid.
      20 September

      Last day to submit a licence reinstatement request.


      Pay online

      Need help?

      We’re happy to help you with this transaction.

      Feel free to call us on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre

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