Compulsory and discretionary conditions

The following conditions are compulsory:

  • Stating the days and hours during which alcohol may be sold or delivered (s.110(2)).
  • Stating the fees payable for licensing the premises (s.110(2)).
  • Stating (directly or by description) a place or places on the premises at which drinking water is freely available to customers, while the premises are open for business (s110(2)).
  • For hotels or taverns, a designation that all or part/s of the premises are a restricted or supervised area (s.119).

The following conditions are discretionary (s.110(1)):

  • Prescribing steps to be taken by the licensee to ensure that the provisions of the Act relating to the sale of alcohol to prohibited persons and the management of the premises are observed.
  • Prescribing the people or kinds of person to whom alcohol may be sold or supplied.
  • Imposing a one-way door restriction.
  • Requiring a manager to be on duty under a BYO-restaurant on-licence.

The District Licensing Committee/ARLA may also impose any other reasonable condition that is not inconsistent with the Act (s.117).


  • It may be more appropriate to request the applicant provide an undertaking to address any specific concerns around alcohol-related harm.
  • This should be noted on the bottom of the licence as ‘An undertaking applies to this licence’.