Pay annual liquor licence fees
Liquor licence holders, except short term licence holders, must pay an annual fee. CBS will send an invoice each year which needs to be paid by 30 June.
The government will waive annual liquor licensing fees for 2020-21 for the following liquor licence categories:
- On premises
- Restaurant and Catering
- Liquor Production and Sales
- Small Venue
More information is available on the CBS website.
If your annual fee is not paid by the due date your licence may be suspended and may then be revoked.
Use the fee calculator to calculate your annual licensing fees.
Vary licence conditions
You may be able to reduce your annual fees by reducing the venue capacity or trading hours, or removing endorsements.
Use the fee calculator to see the impact on your annual fee.
Fee reduction due to hardship
You may apply to reduce your fee in certain circumstances if CBS is satisfied that:
- the business has been adversely affected by a natural disaster (events that the licensee has no control over such as drought or fire)
- the licensee has suffered a personal or financial hardship.
Personal hardship includes injury, illness or loss of close family members. Financial hardship only applies to issues of a temporary nature that are beyond the licensee’s control. A fee reduction due to hardship only applies to the current annual fee.
You can only apply for a fee reduction if your annual fee exceeds $1,000 and you must apply 21 days before your annual fees are due.
How to apply
Email your reasons for requesting a fee reduction, including any supporting evidence, to email@example.com.
General and Hotel licence holders
Holders of a General and Hotel licence who have a bottleshop will receive reduced fees, or a full waiver if they do not have a bottleshop.
If you have a bottleshop, and were affected by the recent bushfires, you can apply to the have your annual fees for 2020/2021 reduced or waived. To be eligible, you must apply by 11 June 2020. Apply now.
Packaged Liquor Sales licence holders
Packaged Liquor Sales licence fees will not be reduced or waived unless:
- you have been affected by the recent bushfires, or
- your annual fees exceed $1,000 and you have suffered a personal or financial hardship.
Personal hardship includes injury, illness or loss of close family members. Financial hardship only applies to issues of a temporary nature beyond your control, such as financial hardship due to COVID-19.
To be eligible, you must apply by 11 June 2020. Apply now.