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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:

  1. find the application in the advertised notices
  2. from the notice you can lodge a submission online
  3. 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.

Contact CBS Liquor and Gaming


Phone: 131 882

GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001

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