Any licensee in New South Wales who has not paid their outstanding annual liquor licence fees have had their liquor licence cancelled.

Liquor & Gaming NSW has reminded those people that anyone with a cancelled licence who is still selling or supplying liquor, or who is operating a gaming machine will face significant penalties.

Cancelled liquor licences can be reinstated, as long as the following is done before 20 September:

  • Submit a reinstatement application, and
  • Pay all outstanding annual liquor licence fees, plus a $250 reinstatement fee.

The reinstatement application is available on the Liquor & Gaming NSW website.

As of 21 September, licensees with outstanding liquor licence fees will no longer hold a liquor licence and so will need to apply for a completely new licence to sell or supply liquor.

Liquor & Gaming NSW said it issued its fee notices in April and that any licensees who have had their licence cancelled should have been notified via post, email and SMS. Any licensee who has not received a fee notice should contact Liquor & Gaming NSW immediately.

Thursday, 20 September represents the last day that a licence can be reinstated before it is permanently cancelled.

An Annual Liquor Licence Fee fact sheet is also available through Liquor & Gaming NSW.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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