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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
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:
- a copy of the responsible gaming agreement
- direct debit consent form (PDF 90KB)
- IGC agreement
- gaming service agreement.
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).