Apply to permanently change liquor licence conditions

This page has information for liquor licence holders about making permanent changes to licence conditions.

When to apply for a permanent variation

You must apply for a permanent variation if you want to:

  • change your trading hours
  • remove the 'liquor with a meal' licence condition
  • change your licence category - for example, from restaurant to tavern
  • make a variation to a licensed area - for example, by creating a beer garden or al fresco dining area outside the venue. 

For non-permanent changes to your liquor licence conditions, such as for a special event, apply for a temporary variation

For non-cosmetic changes to the inside or outside of your venue apply for a material alteration

How to apply

Follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in a permanent variation of liquor licence conditions form:

Step 2. Submit your application to one of the following addresses:

Northern region premises

You can send your application form by either:

Southern region premises

You can send your application by either:

After you apply

You may need to advertise your intention to change your liquor licence conditions in one or more newspapers. 

The Director-General will tell you if you need to place an advertisement, and in which publication to advertise. 

You must also display a green advertising sign outside your premises during the advertising period. 

If a variation is approved

The Director-General will send you a decision notice. If your variation is approved, it will take effect on the date specified by the Director-General. 

If your variation is refused

The Director-General will send you a decision notice. If your variation is refused you must not make the permanent variation.

Last updated: 27 June 2017