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Guidance for licensees on how to apply for an extended trading permit.
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This information explains the types of ongoing extended trading permits (ETP) available under the Liquor Control Act 1988 (the Act). To be read in conjunction with the relevant policies available on our website.
All information is entered directly into the online form unless specified otherwise. Please note any Director’s policy or forms.
No additional information is required for Liquor without a Meal (restricted to 120 persons or less) or Late Delivery.
Effective date: 3 April 2019Last amended: 30 September 2021Next review: 30 September 2023
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.
Section 60(4)(a) of the Act outlines that the purpose for which an extended trading permit may be granted is catering, authorising the licensee to sell liquor as a caterer. The licensee must be engaged by a third party to provide catering services and trading will be authorised on days other than Good Friday and during the hours specified in the permit. This type of permit may be granted for an ongoing period of up to 10 years.
In terms of the public interest, under section 33(1) of the Act, the licensing authority has an absolute discretion to grant or refuse an application on any ground or for any reason the licensing authority considers to be in the public interest.
Section 100(2a) of the Act requires that an approved manager must be present at the licensed premises at any time when business is conducted at those premises. In this regard, a licensee may choose to employ a number of approved managers.
For further information on the requirements relating to approved managers, please refer to the Director’s policy titled Managers at Licensed Premises.
The Act imposes mandatory training requirements on licensees, approved managers, supervisory staff and bar staff in relation to the management of licensed premises and the responsible service of alcohol. There is also a requirement for licensees to maintain a training register that records employee information and their training compliance.
For further information on the mandatory training requirements and the register, please refer to the Director’s policy titled Mandatory Training.
Water suitable for drinking must be provided free of charge at all times when liquor is sold for consumption on the premises. For guidance on the minimum requirements in respect of this condition, please refer to the Director’s policy titled Free
The licensee is required to maintain a register of the incidents, of the prescribed kind, that take place at the licensed premises.
The following conditions will normally be imposed to maintain the integrity of the licence classification system in relation to the conduct of a catering business:
An application fee will not be charged to vary the permit in these circumstances.
It is recommended that licensees refer to the Director’s policy on Temporary Bars before lodging an application to vary the conditions of the permit.
Licensees should be aware that the approval of an extended trading permit can be withdrawn. If a licensee fails to comply with the conditions of the permit, the licensing authority may:
Application kits containing the lodgement guide and all the required forms can be obtained from the department’s website or by contacting the department on 61 8 6551 4888.
Ongoing extended trading permits (ETPs) are designed to extend trading conditions in accordance with the permit. Applicants with an existing liquor licence can complete an online application form for these types of permanent extensions. The online form is designed to be intuitive; it will change to reflect the options you select as you proceed. This process will provide greater visibility of the overall application process to all applicants and aims to reduce determination times.
In order to access this application you have to log in to the account that is linked to the permanent liquor licence. You will not be able to complete this application form using a new account or an account that is linked to a different licensee/entity.
The department is committed to ensuring that information on our website is widely accessible. If you require a manual copy of the new application form to be emailed or posted to you, please contact the department on 61 8 6551 4888.
Please note that the time taken to process an application will vary depending on a range of factors including the complexity of the application, advertising times and any objections which may be raised.
Applications for ongoing extended trading permits must be lodged under an account that is linked to an existing liquor licence, specifically the one you are intending to extend.
Please refer to the following steps to lodge your application:
Log in to your existing account to start this process.
If you are an existing licensee, but do not yet have an online account, please set up a new account and select ‘No’ that you are not a current licence holder, then register the account. Please email your new Username to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can connect your new account to your existing liquor licence. Please note - if the person emailing the username is not part of the licensee entity (eg employee) they will need to also email authority from the licensee authorising the request being made.
Now that you are set up with an account you can start the application.
The application form will open onto an Instructions page which explains how to use the form. Read through each question carefully and remember to save your form often.
This form is designed to be intuitive, when you answer a question it will change the form to allow you to provide more information. Please be sure to give the pages a few moments to update when you select an option in case it needs to create more fields for you to fill out.
If you do not have the information required at hand you can save your form and return to it later via the My Account page. Clicking on Save will create a link on the My Account page under Saved Forms. You can click on Resume to proceed or Delete to remove the saved form.
If you wish to keep a copy of the application form for your records you can only do this prior to submitting the application. Clicking on the PDF button will create a PDF of the application form in its current state for you to save to your computer.
Upon submission of the form click on the Pay Fee button to view the payment options and make payment.
Payment for online lodgement can be made online via BPOINT. To pay via any other method, including BPay, please click the View Quote button. This will generate a quote with payment details and your unique application number.
Please make sure to quote the Application Reference Number when submitting any enquiries or manual documents in relation to this application.
When the fee is paid the date of lodgement will be the date the payment is receipted by the licensing authority. It generally takes 1-2 business days for the fee to register on our system. Please be aware that we will be unable to issue you with an official receipt until the fee has fully registered. When you make payment online you will instead be offered a payment confirmation slip which you can retain as evidence of payment if required.
For a full list of the fees and charges please refer to the fees and charges page.
If your application is submitted successfully, you will be emailed an acknowledgment letter. This will confirm that the department has received your application; it will also outline any further information required for this application and the date by which it must be submitted.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.