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Liquor & Gaming NSW is part of the Department of Industry and oversees the regulatory framework for liquor activities across NSW, including liquor licensing, the serving or selling of alcohol and the initiatives to reduce alcohol-related harm. Liquor & Gaming NSW ensure there's a strong voice for the community in liquor licensing decisions.

For liquor license application forms and further information contact Liquor & Gaming NSW:
Phone: 1300 024 720
Postal: GPO Box 7060, Sydney NSW 2001

Council's Role

Liquor & Gaming NSW is the consent authority for liquor license applications. All liquor licence applications made to Liquor & Gaming NSW are required to provide details of the applicable Development Approval for the proposed licenced premises. Copies of Development Approvals may be obtained by visiting Councils DA Tracker page (only for development applications received after June 2009).

Local councils have an important role in the operation of the NSW liquor laws. The determination of development approvals under the planning laws for licensed venues and the provisions of submissions by councils to the Liquor & Gaming NSW, will affect the outcome of liquor licensing applications.

For further information please contact Council's Development Assessment Unit on (02) 6670 2400.

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