Our Liquor Licensing and Hospitality team has significant experience in making the following types of applications on behalf of our clients:-
Caterer’s Licence – required for premises where functions are held and liquor is served and also when a caterer serves liquor with food at a function.
Function Licence – a temporary or permanent licence obtained from the Licensing Court for liquor to be sold at special events.
Hotelier’s Licence – entitles the holder to sell liquor on premises with a retail shop and with the Court’s approval can trade up to 24 hours a day.
Nightclub Licence – before a nightclub licence is granted, the applicant will need to obtain approval from the local authority such as the local council for the premises to be used as a place for public entertainment. The licence also has certain conditions attached to it if meals are also served at the premises.
Retail (Off-Licence) – the public can purchase liquor for consumption away from the premises.
Wholesale (Off-Licence) – allows the holder to supply liquor to other outlets where liquor is sold or consumed.
Motel (On-Licence) – allows the guest of a motel (without a licensed restaurant) to purchase and consume liquor in their motel rooms.
Restaurant (On-Licence) – the licensee is allowed to sell liquor to the diners for consumption with the food served at the premises. If the restaurant has a reception area endorsed on the licence then liquor can be consumed in that area before or after the meal. For a restaurant to serve patrons who wish to drink liquor without a meal a dine-or-drink authority is required. A licence is not required for restaurants offering BYO.
We can also assist you to ensure you have the requisite experience, skills and qualifications required for your preferred licence type, by providing guidance and assistance in the following areas:-
Education – any applicant for a liquor licence must complete one of the courses approved by the Liquor Administration Board. The course provides an understanding of the trading requirements as well as the relevant liquor laws.
Harm Minimisation – the licensee or the applicant is required to have in place responsible service of alcohol practices so as to minimise the harm associated with the misuse and abuse of liquor, e.g., violence and other anti social behaviour.
Signage – the liquor laws require certain signage to be displayed at appropriate or prominent places on the premises where liquor is sold, supplied or consumed.
We proudly act for many of Newcastle and the Hunter's most recognisable and well established hospitality venues.