Important information regarding the Government’s announcement on liquor licence fees

​On 17 March 2020, the Tasmanian Government announced a support package to provide additional support to the public sector, targeted assistance to Tasmanian businesses and to keep Tasmanians in jobs. 

One of the Government’s initiatives aimed at reducing costs to the hospitality sector is the provision of a 50 per cent discount on annual liquor licence fees and a waiver of liquor licence application and grant fees for the calendar year 2020, back dated to 1 January 2020.

The Liquor and Gaming Branch will be responsible for implementing this initiative and as such will be contacting all liquor licensees shortly to advise how the Government’s initiative will be implemented and how it will affect each licensee. 

In summary:

  • ​Those licensees that have already paid their annual liquor licence fee for 2020 will be eligible for a 50 per cent reimbursement of the fee paid; and 

  • Those licensees that have paid liquor licence application and grant fees from 1 January 2020 will be eligible for a reimbursement of the entire fees paid. 

  • Those licensees that are yet to pay their annual liquor licence fee will be issued with a replacement invoice reflecting the 50 per cent discounted annual fee amount and should disregard the previously issued invoice; and

  • Applicants for a liquor licence for the remainder of 2020 will be not be required to pay an application or grant fee and the annual fee for that licence will be discounted by 50 per cent.

​If you have any questions regarding the Government’s initiative please contact the Liquor and Gaming Branch hotline (03) 6166 4040 or email​.


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