Effective date: 31 August 2015
Last amended: 6 September 2017
Next review: September 2019


This policy is designed to provide information in regard to the subject matter covered, and with the understanding that the Director of Liquor Licensing is not passing legal opinion or interpretation or other professional advice. The information is provided on the understanding that all persons undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its contents.


The purpose of this policy is to outline the conditions that may apply to hotels and special facility licences that are authorised to sell packaged liquor with egard to the area from which packaged liquor may besold.


The following conditions apply toall new applications for a hotel or special facility class of licence where takeaway packaged liquor will be sold. This includes applications for approval of alterations or redefinitions to existing premises, the removal of an existing licence or in any other case the Director deems appropriate.

  1. The Director may identify on the approved plans that part of the licensed premises used for the sale of packaged liquor.
  2. The Director may impose a condition on a licence restricting the area from which packaged liquor may be sold.
  3. The Director may impose a condition restricting the consumption of liquor in the area identified for packaged liquor sales to tastings only.

In accordance with regulation 11 of the Liquor Control Regulations 1989, plans accompanying an application must show the use of each room. Consequently, the area of the premises that is dedicated to on-site consumption as well as the area dedicated to the sale of liquor to be consumed off-site must be clearly identified.

Page reviewed 25 June 2019