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Small business fees and charges rebate

You may be eligible for a rebate worth up to $1500 to help pay for government fees and charges if your small business or not-for-profit organisation was affected by COVID-19. Visit Apply for the small business fees and charges rebate.


Annual liquor 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 and mail. You can pay your fee online or at a service centre.

What you need

  • a MyServiceNSW account
  • liquor licence number
  • payment.

How to pay

If you're paying online:

  1. Select the 'Pay online' button.
  2. Log into the Liquor Licence Manager.
  3. Select 'annual licence fees.'
  4. Select 'proceed to payment.'
  5. Select the licences you want to pay for.
  6. Select 'pay for items' and 'proceed to payment.'
  7. Enter your payment details.
  8. Select 'pay now.'

If you're paying in person:

  1. Find your nearest service centre.
  2. Bring your fee notice and make the payment in person.

More information

  • If you haven't received your fee notice by late May 2021, 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 2021: 

15 March
Last day to submit patron capacity data.
Assessment date for each licence’s annual fee.

6 April
Applications open for fee waivers and fee reassessments.
Annual liquor licence fee notice sent to licensees via SMS and email.

22 May
Last day to apply for a fee waiver.

29 May
Licence fee payment due.

31 May
Reminder email sent to licensees.

7 June
Reminder fee notice mailed to licensees.

26 June
Last day to pay fee before licence suspended and late fee applied.

27 June
Licence suspended if outstanding fees exist.
A late payment fee is applied.
Applications open for late payment fee waiver.

25 July
Last day to pay outstanding fees and late payment fee before licence is cancelled.
Last day to apply for a fee reassessment.
Last day to apply for a late fee waiver.

26 July
Licence cancelled if outstanding fees exist - including late payment fee.
Applications open for licence reinstatement.

20 September
Last day to submit a licence reinstatement application before licence is permanently cancelled.

21 September
Licence permanently cancelled if outstanding fees exist.
Licence cannot be reinstated – a new application is required if the licence holder wishes to re enter the industry.