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Alcohol licensing fees

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fees) Regulations 2013 associated with the Act include fees for licensed premises and other types of licensing applications.

The risk-based fee structure for licensed premises includes both an application and annual fee.

The fees may change each year, depending on changes to the operation of the premises or any enforcement actions against a licensee or manager.

The fee categories represent a risk rating for types of premises, their trading hours and if they've had enforcement actions taken against them. They're calculated in accordance with Regulation 4 to 8 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fees) Regulations 2013.

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Alcohol licensed premises - On, Off and Club licences

Fee category Explanation - note this may not include all examples Fees payable
Very low Class 3 Club, winery cellar door, theatre, cinema, BYO restaurant Application fee $368.00
Annual fee $161.00 
Low Class 3 Restaurant, Class 2 Club, remote off sales, other Application fee $609.50
Annual fee $391.00 
Medium Class 1 or 2 Restaurant, Class 1 Club, hotel, function centre, tavern, supermarket, grocery, bottle store Application fee $816.50
Annual fee $632.50 
High You will only pay this fee if you have enforcements actions against you. Application fee $1,023.50
Annual fee $1,035.00 
Very High You will only pay this fee if you have enforcements actions against you Application fee $1,207.50
Annual fee $1,437.50

Restaurant class types

Class 3 Restaurant a restaurant that in the opinion of the Territorial Authority, only serves alcohol to the table, and does not have a separate bar area
Class 2 Restaurant a restaurant that in the opinion of the Territorial Authority, has a separate bar and does not operate that bar area in the manner of a tavern at any time
Class 1 Restaurant a restaurant that in the opinion of the Territorial Authority, operates that bar area, at least 1 night a week, in the manner of a tavern

Club class types

Class 3 ClubHas fewer than 250 members of purchase age and in the opinion of the Territorial Authority, operates a bar for no more than 40 hours each week
Class 2 ClubA club that is not a Class 1 or Class 3 Club
Class 1 ClubHas at least 1,000 members of purchase age and in the opinion of the Territorial Authority, operates any part of the premises in the nature of a tavern at any time

Special licences

ClassExplanationFee
1One large event; more than 3 medium events; more than 12 small events$575.00
23 to 12 small events; 1 to 3 medium events$207.00
31 or 2 small events$63.25

Event size

Large eventMore than 400 people
Medium eventBetween 100 - 400 people
Small eventLess than 100 people

Other application fees

Managers Certificate or Renewal$316.50
Temporary Authority$296.70
Temporary Licence$296.70
Extract of register$57.50