Register as a wholesaler of liquor
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 want to sell wholesale liquor in the Northern Territory (NT), you must be registered.
You are only allowed to sell wholesale liquor to a person in the Territory who holds a liquor licence.
For example, selling bulk wine from your winery to a hotel for them to sell their patrons.
You must also provide quarterly returns showing the amount of alcohol sold to licensed premises.
You can apply to register for:
- one year
- three years
- five years.
Your registration will expire on the anniversary of the date it was issued.
To register as a liquor wholesaler follow these steps:
Step 1. Fill in the register as a liquor wholesaler form.
If you don't include all supporting information, your application will be returned.
You need to renew your registration before it expires.
How to renew
To apply to renew a liquor wholesaler registration, follow these steps:
Step 1. Fill in the renew a liquor wholesaler registration form.
You must submit quarterly returns to the Northern Territory Government.
These reports must show how much alcohol you have supplied to licensed premises, including:
- cask wine
- bottled wine
- fortified wine
- standard spirits
- pre-mixed spirits
- beer - all strengths.
You must submit a quarterly return even if you make no liquor sales for the quarter.
Returns are due 28 days after the last day of the preceding quarter. Quarters end on 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December in any year.
How to submit
To submit your quarterly liquor return, follow these steps:
Step 1. Fill in a quarterly liquor returns template .
Step 2. Check the list of NT licenced premises for the wholesaler details and add to the form.
Step 3. Email the form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't change the template.
Last updated: 16 March 2021
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