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Requirements when objecting to a liquor licence application that is currently being advertised.
The Liquor control Act provides that where an application is required to be advertised, a right to object to that application is given. The Act also sets out who may object, how that objection may be dealt with, and the general grounds of objection as per sections 73
and 74 of the Act.
Objections may be lodged against most applications under the Act. The following application types are advertised for public information:
Where an application is required to be advertised, any person may object to the application on any ground permitted by section 74 of the Act.
No objection may be made unless it is on one or more of the following grounds, as per section 74 of the Act:
Where an objection is lodged on the ground that the grant of the application would not be in the public interest:
The Director may require any objector to verify whether:
on oath or affirmation or by statutory declaration.
Applications, including the public interest submissions, can be viewed on the department’s website during the advertised period. Plans associated with the application can be viewed, without fee, at the department during the advertised period.
An objection to an application should be made by lodging a notice with the Director on or before the last date of the advertising period set by the licensing authority.
Any person may make a submission to the Director of Liquor Licensing in support of or in opposition to an application.
A person who makes a submission to the Director is not a party to proceedings and will not be afforded the same rights and recognition as an objector.
If a person wishes to become a party to proceedings, they should lodge a formal objection.
Submissions must be made in writing (including via email or by post).
Persons may submit their submission using a LLD/18 form.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.