Apply to be an approved licensee
If you want to work in the liquor industry, you must be able to show you are a ‘fit and proper person’.
The Liquor Commission assesses this under the NT Liquor Act 2019 for all liquor licence applications.
How to qualify as a fit and proper person
To qualify as a fit and proper person, you must prove you are responsible and have the right skills and knowledge to run your business.
When deciding if you are a fit and proper person, the commission will consider:
- your general character
- your reputation
- how you conduct yourself personally and professionally.
Other rules and requirements
You must also provide information in your application about anyone who will have a significant role or influence over the business.
This includes information about whether or not you, your business partners or your proposed managers or nominees:
- understand your responsibilities as a liquor licence or permit holder
- particularly the type of licence or permit you are applying for
- have ever been declared bankrupt or had action taken against you under bankruptcy laws
- have ever breached liquor laws
- have ever been arrested, or summonsed, charged or convicted of an offence
- have satisfactory criminal history and referee checks
- can demonstrate a responsible attitude to managing and carrying out your financial responsibilities.
Last updated: 18 February 2020
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