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Renewal notices are issued by the State Revenue Office each year from late November. If you have an eLicence, you will receive your renewal notice via email. Otherwise, you will receive your notice by post.

Payment is due in full by 31 December. eLicence holders will be emailed a copy of their new licence within five working days of payment. Other licence holders will be provided a copy via post in February.

Licensees who have not paid their fees by 31 March are no longer licensed to supply liquor.

Each licence incurs a separate fee. Several factors determine how much you are required to pay. For information on licence fees see the Liquor fees and fines page.

How to pay

Register for an eLicence to receive your renewal notice online

You'll need to create a liquor portal account, associate your licence or permit using your licence number and individual four-digit PIN and enter your email address.

Your licence number and PIN can be found on your last renewal notice or by emailing

Register for an eLicence

Find a lost renewal notice or liquor licences

If you have lost your renewal notice or liquor licence, you can login to your Liquor Portal account and download a copy at any time under the eLicence section.

For help registering for Liquor Portal, associating your licence and signing up for eLicence you can follow our step by step guide.

Reduce or waive renewal fees

Liquor licence fees are a standard business cost for all licensees, and as such all licensees should factor this fee into their business planning.

Information on options that are available to licensees to reduce annual renewal fees, including changes to trading hours, patron capacities or waiver or reduction applications are available on the reduce or waive renewal fee page.

Please note the fee reduction or waiver is designed to provide licensees with once-off assistance in exceptional circumstances. If you have previously been granted a fee waiver or reduction, this will be taken into account if you make another application for a fee waiver or reduction. Any application to have your fee reduced or waived should be lodged by 31 December.

Renew a licence by owner, mortgagee or other affected person

If a licensee or permittee fails to renew a licence or permit by 30 June, an owner, mortgagee or other person who has been prejudicially affected by the failure may apply for the renewal of the licence or permit between 1 July and 30 September.

To apply for the renewal of a licence or permit as an owner, mortgagee or other affected person.

Reviewed 02 April 2023


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