Timeframes of the liquor licensing process

The Licensing Authority sets the timeframes for the liquor licensing process.

The parts of the liquor licensing process that allow for reviewing an application, conducting an investigation and preparing a Notice of Intervention are very short.

The average timeframe from when a licence application is publicly advertised and when submissions are due is generally two weeks for Extended Trading Permits and up to four weeks for new licence applications. This can vary depending on the type of application.

Timeframes for document exchange also vary, but average between 5-10 days for each of the various steps.