Application for a Residential Licence
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About a Residential Licence
Criteria to be Satisfied When Applying for a Residential
The Liquor and Gambling Commissioner must be satisfied
that the premises are suitable to be licensed. For
example, the premises must have sufficient toilet
facilities for patrons and comply with other building
regulations and planning approvals (for further
information please contact the Inspectorate).
An applicant must satisfy the licensing authority that
they are fit and proper persons to hold a licence and
will need to complete a Personal Information Declaration form.
Relevant knowledge, skills and experience, the
results of a police check and creditworthiness will be
taken into consideration.
If an application is made for a
residential licence where the proposed premises are
incomplete the licensing authority may grant a
Certificate subject to any conditions considered
authority will grant the residential licence once the
applicant can satisfy the authority that the conditions
have been met and the premises have been completed in
accordance with the plans lodged.
When lodging an application all the people involved in
the business, for example, all partners, must be included
on the application.
If the business is a company the application should be
made in the company name. Where an individual runs the
business, the individual is the applicant.
All documentation such as leases and finance agreements
must be in the name of the applicant.
Help Lodging an Application
Applicants may wish to contact a solicitor or relevant
industry association before making an application.
How to Apply
All the relevant forms and other documentation will need
to be lodged meeting the minimum requirements when making
Once the minimum requirements and documents have been
received by the Office of the Liquor and Gambling
Commissioner, applicants will be informed of the hearing
date for the application.
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