Landlord or mortgagee taking over a licence

A landlord, mortgagee or other person can carry on the business of a liquor licence and gaming machine licence (if one exists) if the licensee or tenant stops occupying the premises.

If you take over a liquor licence, you must notify the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner within seven days.

If you intend to carry on business for longer than one month, you must seek approval from the licensing authority. Generally, approval to carry on for longer than six months will not be granted.

When applying you'll need to meet certain requirements and provide a range of documents.

What you'll need

Fee: $134

What you'll need

Documents

To apply to take over a liquor licence you'll need to upload these documents (a legible photo is acceptable):

  • the certificate of title
  • evidence that the licensee has ceased to occupy the premises/business - eg:
    • deed of termination of lease
    • notice of re-entry
    • written evidence of licensee's intention to vacate the premises.

If you are applying to carry on the business of a gaming licence you'll need to also provide:

What happens next

You can log in to LGO at any time to track the progress of your application.

You'll also receive periodic email notifications asking you to log in to receive important information such as the date that your application will be considered (determination date).

Contact CBS Liquor and Gaming

Email: liquorandgaming@sa.gov.au

Phone: 131 882

In person:
91 Grenfell Street
Adelaide

Post:
GPO Box 2169
Adelaide SA 5001


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Page last updated 18 November 2019

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Attorney-General's Department
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Last Updated:
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