Change or vary liquor licence conditions or authority
Changes to the NT Liquor Act
On 1 October 2019, liquor laws changed in the Northern Territory (NT).
Find out about changes to the NT liquor laws.
If you hold a liquor licence in the Northern Territory (NT), you can apply to change the conditions or authorities attached to it.
You should apply at least three months in advance to avoid any delays with your application.
For example, you might need to advertise your application or have it referred to the Liquor Commission for a public hearing before a decision can be made.
To apply to vary a liquor licence, follow these steps:
Step 1. Fill in an application to vary a liquor licence form.
You can also email it and a copy of the receipt fee to email@example.com.
Check what supporting documents you will need
Read the application to find out what supporting documents you will need.
You must include these with your application.
If you don't, your application may be returned to you as incomplete.
Licensing NT may also ask you for additional documents. They will tell you.
Types of documents
Below are the types of supporting documents you may need to have ready to provide:
- affidavit and draft public notice - read documents for your liquor licence application
- application receipt
- lease title or contract to occupy and continue operations of a liquor licence on the premise
- photo id.
Can also include:
- Development Consent Authority, building and planning permits if the application relates to different liquor authorities that need rezoning.
- Evidence that public interest and community impact won't be affected through this process. Include a business or operational plan. Get the summary of impact assessment.
If your application is complete, Licensing NT will assess it and tell you if you need to advertise your application.
This involves displaying a notice outside your venue. It may also involve publishing a notice in a newspaper.
If you need to advertise your application, you will be notified within 14 days of your application being accepted.
Local authorities like NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services, and the Department of Health will be notified of your application and will be able to give feedback.
Once the advertising period is over, the Liquor Commission will review your application and issue a decision notice.
Last updated: 04 October 2021
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