Current liquor applications
Most new liquor applications are made public. If you have concerns about an application, you can make a written submission to the Commissioner - eg you may live or work near the proposed licensed premises and think that the business is going to be noisy, or have an impact on the neighbourhood.
To lodge a submission:
- find the application in the advertised notices
- from the notice you can lodge a submission online
- outline your reasons for objecting and attach any relevant documentation.
The submission must be lodged before the date on the notice.
CBS will provide a copy of your submission to the applicant.
Grounds for making a submission
- granting the application would be inconsistent with the objects of the Act
- the premises are unsuitable to be licensed
- granting the application would create undue offence, annoyance, disturbance or inconvenience to people in the area
- granting the application would affect the safety of children attending school in the area.
For applications for the grant or transfer of a licence:
- the applicant is not a fit and proper person to hold a licence.
For designated applications:
- granting the application would not be in the community interest.