Register to serve free alcoholic drinks

If you have a business in the Northern Territory and want to give free drinks to customers, you must register as a complimentary server of liquor.

This registration allows you to serve no more than two complimentary standard drinks in a day to a customer.

Who can register

You can only register if:

  • you don't have a liquor licence or
  • selling food or drinks is not the main part of your business.

For example, if you run an art gallery and want to serve alcohol at the opening of an exhibition.

Registration period

You can register for:

  • one year
  • 5 years
  • 10 years.

To renew, you will need to apply for a new registration.

How to apply

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the application to register your business as a complimentary server of liquor form.

Application to register your business as a complimentary server of liquor PDF (591.6 KB)
Application to register your business as a complimentary server of liquor DOCX (690.9 KB)

Step 2. Email your form to ditt.lrascompliancedwn@nt.gov.au.

It is free to register as a complimentary server of liquor - there are no fees.

After you apply

Your application will be assessed and you will be advised of the outcome.

If your application is approved, you will receive a certificate that allows you to serve no more than two complimentary standard drinks to a customer in a day.


Last updated: 22 March 2022

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