Liquor licence fees

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.

Application fees for new liquor licence and registration applications are set out in part 3 of the Liquor Regulations 2019.

Application fees are set in revenue units, as defined by the Revenue Units Act 2009.

The value of a revenue unit changes every year in line with Consumer Price Index (CPI). Find out more about revenue units.

The application fees set out below are current from Thursday 1 July 2021 and may be subject to change.

If you need help to calculate your fee, call Licensing NT on 08 8999 1800.

Liquor application fees

DescriptionFee
Application for a new liquor licence and special event or major event authority 17 revenue units ($21)
Application for a new liquor licence and one or more authorities, other than a special event or major event authority 166 revenue units ($205)
Application to add one or more authorities to an existing liquor licence, other than a special event authority 166 revenue units ($205)
Application to vary a liquor licence 83 revenue units ($102)
Application to substitute a premises for a licensed premises 83 revenue units ($102)
Application for approval of a material alteration to a licensed premises 83 revenue units ($102)
Application to transfer a liquor licence 83 revenue units ($102)
Application for registration as a wholesaler of liquor - for 1 year 17 revenue units ($21)
Application for registration as a wholesaler of liquor application - for 3 years 17 revenue units ($21)
Application for registration as a wholesaler of liquor application - for 5 years 83 revenue units ($102)
Application to register as a complimentary server of liquor  Free

You can pay a higher fee, currently $514, to increase the likelihood of a decision being made about your application within 30 days of it being accepted by Licensing NT.

However, paying the higher fee does not guarantee that a decision will made in that timeframe.

For some applications, such as new licences or authorities, and major event applications, it is not possible for a decision to be made within 30 days. This is because of advertising and other requirements.

For more information, call Licensing NT on 08 8999 1800 or email ditt.lrascompliancedwn@nt.gov.au.


Last updated: 01 July 2021

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