Legislation

This section covers key aspects of the Act for off-licences.

Key definitions from the Act

  • s.5 Alcohol-related harm, amenity and good order of the locality, licence, manager, permitted trading hours, premises, principal business, principal entrance, public notice, remote sale, restricted area, supervised area, tavern
  • s.17 Off-licences: sale and supply on licensed premises
  • s.18 Off-licences: sale for delivery and sales at distance
  • s.19 Off-licences: direct delivery of alcohol, by arrangement with holder, by distributor, importer, manufacturer or wholesaler
  • s.20 Off-licences: auctioneers
  • s.33 Determining whether premises are grocery store (including related definitions)
  • s.39 Off-licences for auctioneers
  • s.40 Off-licences for remote sellers of alcohol
  • s.112(2) Single-area definition

Key sections of the Act (in addition to those above)

  • s.3 Purpose of Act
  • s.4 Object of Act
  • s.28 Who can hold on­licences, off­licences, and special licences
  • s.32 Kinds of premises for which off-licences may be issued
  • s.34 Exception for certain areas where some licensed premises not economic
  • s.35 Exception for certain complementary sales
  • s.36 No off-licences for petrol stations, certain garages, dairies, convenience stores, conveyances, or shops within shops
  • ss.43-45 Permitted trading hours
  • s.46 No sale or supply outside permitted trading hours: all licences
  • s.48 Sale on Anzac Day morning, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day restricted: off-licences
  • s.49 Remote sales exempted from trading hours restrictions
  • ss.56-57 Display of signs and licence
  • s.58 Restriction on kinds of alcohol sold in supermarkets and grocery shops, and premises directly accessible from them
  • s.59 Requirements relating to remote sales by holders of off-licences
  • s.100 Form of application
  • s.103 Police, Medical Officer of Health, and Inspector must inquire into applications
  • s.105 Criteria for issue of licences
  • s.106 Considering effects of issue or renewal of licence on amenity and good order of locality
  • s.112 Compulsory conditions relating to display and promotion of alcohol in single area in supermarkets and grocery stores
  • s.113 Describing alcohol areas
  • s.114 Effect of single-area conditions
  • s.115 Application of single-area conditions can be delayed for some renewals
  • s.116 Particular discretionary conditions, and other compulsory conditions: off-licence
  • s.119 Restricted and supervised areas
  • s.120 Variation of conditions
  • s.126 Renewal of licence held by auctioneer
  • s.127 Application for renewal of licence
  • s.131 Criteria for renewal
  • s.280 Variation, suspension or cancellation of licences other than special licences

Note also Regulations 6-15 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Regulations 2013

Key forms

Form 4. Application for off-licence or renewal of off-licence.