Waiving Liquor Licence Fees

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In SA - The following categories will have their liquor licencing fees will be waived for 2020-21: On-premises; residential; restaurant and catering, club, liquor production and sales and small venue. Reduced fees for general and hotel and those applying for short term takeaway licences will have no fee.

The SA Government will waive the annual liquor licence fees for 2020-21 for the On Premises, Residential, Restaurant and Catering, Club, Liquor Production and Sales and Small Venue categories.

From Thursday 26 March 2020, the above holers are able to apply for a free short term licence which will allow them to sell alcohol for takeaway or delivery with meals. With this licence, they will then be allowed to sell up to 2 bottles of wine or one bottle of wine and a six pack of beer cider or pre-mixed spirits per transaction. (as long as the transaction includes a meal.)

Clubs may also apply to sell any liquor to their members for takeaway. If granted, the licence will apply until the public health emergency relating to COVID-19 concludes, unless more restrictive measures are imposed. If that occurs, licensees will be notified. 

Application for the short term takeaway licence can be done here.

Those that hold a General and Hotel licence (with no bottleshop) will also have their fees waived while those that have a bottleshop will have their fees reduced. Consumer and Business Services will be in contact with these holders by 17 April 2020 with further information.

Packaged Liquor Sales licence fees will not be reduced or waived. Licensees who believe that they should receive a discount may still apply for a fee reduction through the CBS website from 1 June. 

 

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FAQs

The Government will provide a waiver of annual liquor licensing fees for 2020-21 for the following liquor licence categories:

  • On premises
  • Residential
  • Restaurant and Catering
  • Club
  • Liquor Production and Sales
  • Small Venue

General and Hotel licence holder without a bottleshop are also eligible.

Holder of this licence will have their fees waived if they do not have a bottleshop. If they have a bottleshop, their fees will be reduced.

From Thursday 26 March 2020, licensees who hold a restaurant and cateringresidentialsmall venueclub or on premises licence are able to apply for a short-term licence – at no fee – which will enable them to sell alcohol for takeaway or delivery with meals.

This will allow licensees to sell up to:

  • two bottles of wine or
  • one bottle of wine and a six pack of beer, cider or pre-mixed spirits, 

per transaction – as long as the transaction also includes the sale of a meal. 

Waiving Liquor Licence Fees - SA - Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Who is eligible to have their liquor licence fees waived?

The Government will provide a waiver of annual liquor licensing fees for 2020-21 for the following liquor licence categories:

  • On premises
  • Residential
  • Restaurant and Catering
  • Club
  • Liquor Production and Sales
  • Small Venue

General and Hotel licence holder without a bottleshop are also eligible.

Will holders of General and Hotel licence have their fees waived?

Holder of this licence will have their fees waived if they do not have a bottleshop. If they have a bottleshop, their fees will be reduced.

Who can apply for short term liquor licences?

From Thursday 26 March 2020, licensees who hold a restaurant and cateringresidentialsmall venueclub or on premises licence are able to apply for a short-term licence – at no fee – which will enable them to sell alcohol for takeaway or delivery with meals.

What are the restrictions to the takeaway liquor licence?

This will allow licensees to sell up to:

  • two bottles of wine or
  • one bottle of wine and a six pack of beer, cider or pre-mixed spirits, 

per transaction – as long as the transaction also includes the sale of a meal. 

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