Sale of Alcohol Fees and Charges

This page explains the fee structure for all alcohol licences.

Fee Structure

The fees are set by the new Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Fees) Regulations 2013 and are standard across the country. Council is not able to change these fees at present.

There are two types of fees for all licences:

  • An application fee – for all applications for new licences, renewals and variations of licences. This will range from $368 to $1207.50; plus
  • An annual fee - payable by all licensees every year on the anniversary date of the issue of the licence. This will range from $161 to $1437.50.

Fees are calculated according to a new premises cost/risk rating that is determined by a combination of factors. These are:

  1. The type of licence (e.g. restaurant, tavern, winery cellar door)
  2. The latest hours allowed by the licence
  3. The number of enforcement actions undertaken in the last 18 months

The following document shows how to calculate your risk rating.

You will be sent an invoice for the annual fee based on your new risk rating. It is important to note that if the annual fee remains unpaid 30 days after the due date, your licence will be automatically suspended.

Fees for On, Off and Club Licences

Total Weighting

Cost/Risk Rating

Application Fee for all renewals, new licences and variations
(incl. GST)

Annual Licence Fee
(incl. GST)

0-2

Very low

$368.00

$161.00

3-5

Low

$609.50

$391.00

6-15

Medium

$816.50

$632.50

16-25

High

$1023.50

$1035.00

26 plus

Very High

$1207.50

$1437.50

Special Licences

The fee for a special licence varies from $63.20 to $575 depending on the size of your event and the number of events on the application.

The following table shows the fees:  

Class 1

1 large event; or

more than 3 medium events; or

more than 12 small events

Note: There is provision for applications by not-for-profit fundraising and community events to be reduced by one class, depending on circumstances.

$575.00
Class 2

3 to 12 small events; or

1 to 3 medium events

$207.00
Class 3 1 or 2 small events $63.20
Large event means

An event that the territorial authority believes on reasonable grounds will have patronage of more than 400 people

Medium event means

An event that the territorial authority believes on reasonable grounds will have patronage of between 100 and 400 people

Small event means

An event that the territorial authority believes on reasonable grounds will have patronage of fewer than 100 people

Other Fees and Charges

 

Charges from 1 July 2017

(incl GST)

Manager's Certificate

Application fee or renewal fee

 

$316.20

Temporary Authority Application $296.70 

Temporary Licence application

$296.70
Extract from Register $57.50

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