Apply for a liquor licence
You need a liquor licence to sell or supply alcohol in the Northern Territory (NT).
Liquor licence conditions
Standard conditions apply to all licences. These conditions cover all of the following:
- where alcohol can be sold
- notices to display
- making licences available for inspection
- keeping records
- fire precautions and health requirements
- keeping non-alcoholic drinks
- responsible service of alcohol.
You can apply for a liquor licence as any of the following:
- registered company
Before you apply you will need to identify a nominee.
The nominee is responsible for the day-to-day management of licensed premises.
Before an individual can become a nominee, they must:
Directors, shareholders, the nominee and partners must get a police history check.
Applying for a takeaway liquor licence
If you wish to apply for a takeaway licence contact Licensing NT to discuss your application.
To apply for a liquor licence follow these steps:
Step 1. To apply online, go to Licensing NT Online or fill in the form.
Step 2. Get a police history check.
Step 3. Pay the fee.
Step 4. Submit your form online and pay your fee at your nearest Territory Business Centre.
Last updated: 06 August 2019