We will endeavour to send you a letter reminding you to renew your liquor licence to the address you have provided, along with an application pack, six weeks before your licence is due to expire. This is not a legal requirement on Council and full responsibility for ensuring your licence remains current lies with the licensee.
You should send your renewal application to us at this time although we will accept applications up to close-of-business on the expiry date.
If your licence expires you will need to apply for a new one. Getting a new licence can be time consuming and expensive, and opens up greater opportunities for people to object to another licence being granted. We are also required to inform the police and they may visit your premises and ask you to remove alcohol from sale until a new licence is issued.
Fees must be paid when the renewal application is lodged and are not refundable.
Requirements for renewal of a licence have changed with the new Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. Please contact the Licensing Inspector for further information.
Provided all the relevant information is included, applications take 30 working days to process. Your existing licence remains current until a decision is made on the renewal.