The Commissioner for Licensing will assess whether you are qualified to hold a licence. You must
- be at least 18 years old;
- be an individual (not a company or trust);
- satisfy the Commissioner that you are a fit and proper person to be a licensee (this includes your associates);
- satisfy the Commissioner that you will be able to exercise effective control over the service and any consumption of liquor; and
- have successfully completed an approved responsible service of alcohol course.
For further information, see the Liquor Licence Application Guide.
You will be required to give public notice of your application.
Interested parties may provide the Commissioner with a written submission (within 14 days) supporting or objecting to your application. If an objection is received you will be provided with an opportunity to respond.
If you provide us with a complete application, we aim to advise you of the outcome of your application within 4 - 6 weeks. In some cases it may take longer (see below).
Your application must contain:
The application process may take longer if:
- a fully completed application form;
- the application fee; and
- all required supporting information (as outlined in the application form).
- your application is incomplete and we need to follow up with you;
- the Commissioner requires additional information to properly consider your application;
- an objection to your application is received;
- the Commissioner refers your application to the Tasmanian Liquor and Gaming Commission for a hearing, in the public interest; or
- an extended public holiday period is approaching.
Some useful resources for licensees and applicants: