Annual Liquor Licence Fee Information

Annual Liquor Licence Fee Information 

 

Dear members,

You will soon receive information directly from Liquor & Gaming NSW regarding your annual liquor licence fees.  L&GNSW has advised that vessels will now also be included in the full scheme, which includes a base fee and a trading hours risk loading for the first time.

For most vessels with liquor licences, you will need to apply to L&GNSW for an occasional extended trading condition (OETC) by 15 March 2017 in order to reduce the cost of your annual liquor licence fee by up to $5,000.  

Under the Liquor Act 2007 most vessels with liquor licences have the authority to sell or supply liquor 1 hour before and 30 minutes after a voyage. There are no restrictions as to what time of the day or night these voyages can occur, therefore, vessels are able to regularly trade after 1.30am if they want to.  As a result, the highest trading hours risk loading of $5,000 applies to most vessel liquor licences.

From 2017 vessels will be included in the full annual liquor licence fee scheme and will be expected to pay a base fee, plus a trading hours risk loading fee for the first time:

  • Premises authorised to trade up to 1.30am on a regular basis are subject to a $2,500 trading hours risk loading fee.
  • Premises authorised to trade after30am on a regular basis are subject to a $5,000 trading hours risk loading fee.

Occasional extended trading conditions

Vessel liquor licensees who are subject to the trading hours risk loading can reduce their fee by applying for an occasional extended trading condition to be imposed on their licence.

The OETC means you can only trade past midnight or 1.30am on up to 12 occasions over any 12-month period.

You only need to apply for an OETC once and then the condition will remain on your licence until you apply for it to be revoked.

Authorised regular trading hours Trading hours risk loading payable OETC
Up to midnight only Nil Allows trading past midnight on up to 12 occasions in any 12 month period
Up to 1.30am $2,500 Allows trading past 1.30am on up to 12 occasions in any 12 month period

 

 

How to apply

To have this reduction applied to your 2017 annual liquor licence fee, you need to lodge an OETC application with L&GNSW by Wednesday 15 March. To apply for an OETC to be imposed on your licence visit the Liquor & Gaming NSW website.

Regards,

John Paton

President