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New applicants

Important information for new liquor licence applicants:

NSW liquor laws

The NSW liquor laws provide a broad and flexible framework to enable a liquor licence to be issued for a range of business and community activities.

What type of liquor licences are there?

There are 7 types of liquor licence in NSW. Please read our fact sheet Applying for a Liquor Licence which provides a summary of liquor licences, and information about what you need to include in your application as well as the application fee.

Fact sheets on different types of liquor licences are available from our website.

Where do I get an application form?

Liquor licence application forms are available from our website.

What must accompany the application?

In most cases for a new permanent liquor licence, the documents listed below must accompany the application. Please check the relevant liquor licence fact sheet and licence application form for more specific information.

Environment and Venue Assessment Tool

The Environment and Assessment Venue Tool (EVAT) is an evidence-based tool which is used by OLGR to help assess the submissions it makes on liquor licence applications to the Independent Liquor & Gaming Authority. EVAT is used when assessing liquor licence applications across NSW for:

EVAT does not determine the outcome of applications – it is simply one source of information amongst many that can help inform the Authority’s decision-making process. For more information on EVAT, visit http://www.olgr.nsw.gov.au/liquor_home.asp#evat

Need further help?

Please contact the Office of Liquor Gaming and Racing on 02 9995 0894 or email info@olgr.nsw.gov.au

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