If you are an alcohol licence holder you must apply to renew your licence 20 working days before it expires. It is your responsibility to ensure your renewal is received on time. If no renewal is received by the expiry date, your licence will be expired.
You can request changes to your licence conditions as part of the renewal. If making changes to how you are operating your business, please make an appointment with an inspector to discuss before you file your renewal for application.
Renewal applications for licences should be lodged 20 working days before the expiry date of the current licence. In no case may the application be filed after the licence has expired.
While we do send out renewal application forms two months before they are due to your address we have on our records, it is your responsibility to ensure completed renewals applications are received on time. If no renewal is received by the expiry date, your licence will be expired.
This means you can no longer sell or supply alcohol or have it consumed or displayed on your premises. You will need to apply for a new licence and your application will be dealt with as a new application.
View the working days specified in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act that could affect application processing times.
Please read the checklist on the form to make sure you include all the extra documents we need with your application. Incomplete applications will be returned.
Regulations set default fees for all types of an alcohol licence. The fees vary depending on the cost/risk rating of each premise based on style of licence, hours and enforcements in the last 18 months. Refer to the alcohol licence fee information to find out what fees will apply to your licence when renewing.
In addition to application fees due on renewal of your licence, existing licences must now also pay annual fees on the anniversary of their last application.
While we do send out invoices two months before they are due to your address we have on our records, it is your responsibility to ensure all annual fees due are paid on time. Please note that failure to pay the annual fee within 30 days after the due date will result in the licence being automatically suspended.
If your licence is suspended you may not sell and supply alcohol until the fee and any penalty charges are paid.
View Alcohol licensing fees [PDF, 1.6 MB]. The fees for processing your application are non-refundable and must be paid when you apply for your licence.
Most fees are set by the regulations. However, any fees set by Council may be subject to annual review and any changes take effect on 1 July each year.
Payments can be made by: Cash, Cheque, or EFTPOS. For other payment options please contact directly a Technical Officer in the Alcohol Licensing Team to discuss and for more information, ph 03 941 8999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
View a summary of this page on the Alcohol licensing fees information sheet [PDF, 1.6 MB]. [PDF, 1.6 MB]
If your application is for a grocery store you will also need to demonstrate that your premises are trading as a grocery store by providing a statement of details of annual sales revenue for your existing [DOCX, 30 KB] business for analysis. This form is required for renewal applications. Please complete and attach to your new/renewal application form when sending it to us.
If your application is for a bottle store you will also need to demonstrate that your premises meet the requirements under the Act for this type of licence. You will need to confirm with us that 85% of your revenue is from the sale of alcohol.
If this is unclear you may be asked to provide a statement of details of annual sales revenue for your existing [DOCX, 20 KB] business analysis. This form is required for renewal applications. Please complete and attach to your new/renewal application form when sending it to us.