- On November 22, 2023
The Office of Liquor & Gambling Regulation (OLGR) has recently released a new Liquor Guideline. The Liquor Guideline 68 provides advice about the considerations of the Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming regarding late-night (between midnight and 5am) extended hours permits, as related to the administration of the relevant legislative criteria.
Under the Liquor Act 1992 (the Act), an applicant may apply for 6 temporary permits to extend trading hours on a particular trading day between midnight and 5am, each calendar year. These applications must satisfy the following legislative criteria:
- There must be a special occasion.
- The special occasion is for a person independent of the licensee or owner/occupier of the licensed premises.
The extended hours apply to either:
- The time when the special occasion is happening.
- A reasonable time before or after when the special occasion is happening.
Under the Act, a ‘special occasion’ means either:
- A special public event.
- A private event, such as a wedding or birthday, that is not open to the public.
There are a number of events and occasions which are already determined to meet the required criteria for the application.
Remember you are only permitted to have 6 of these temporary/one off permits approved in each calendar year, so consider the occasion carefully.
DNS SS can assist you in preparing the relevant application and lodging and managing it with OLGR on your behalf.
If you’re looking for advice or licensing support, you can contact our licensing team on firstname.lastname@example.org.📲✨
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