When applying for a new licence in ACT as a club, you will be required to provide the following documentation.
- Personal particulars of licensee
- Evidence of Citizenship or Resident status (if born outside Australia)
- Police certificate issued within the previous three (3) months
- Two forms of identification (at least one form to be current photo identification)
- Statutory declaration regarding the suitability of licensee for licence purpose
- Copy of driver licence, proof of age card or birth certificate
- Notification of completed public consultation period (ie 30 days of public consultation signage being displayed and a notice placed in local newspaper)
- Organisation particulars
- Police certificate for the corporation issued within the previous three (3) months (consent form can be obtained from the AFP)
- Evidence of business registration / creation of the organisation (e.g. company or incorporation extract, club constitution and evidence of financial member numbers,enabling legislation, or certificate of registration)
- If the proposed licensee is a corporation, a current company extract issued by the Australian Securities and Investiment Commission (ASIC) issued in the last 30 days
Risk-Assessment Management Plan
For all licences where alcohol is sold to be consumed on the premises (general, on, club or special licences) a Risk Assessment Management Plan (RAMP) must be provided with the Application for a Liquor Licence form. If a commercial permit is applied for, a RAMP is also required. A separate pro forma to assist the licensee in completing a RAMP can be found on the ORS website.
If a proposed licensee is to be a club, they must be an eligible club. This is a club that:
• Is established for the purposes of recreation, promoting social, religious, political, literary, scientific, artistic, sporting or athletic purposes, or a purpose prescribed by regulation;
• Has a constitution or set of rules that requires the election of members to manage the affairs of the club; keeps records of elections for two or more years; nominates at least once every three years members to manage the affairs of the club; prohibits the sale of liquor to persons who are not members unless there at the invitation of a member; and prohibits the payment of a commission, profit or allowance from, or on receipts from, the supply of liquor at the club premises; and
• Has a membership of at least 200 adult financial members; or if a club licence has been held continuously since before 1 July 1979, at least 150 financial adult members.
Follow this link for the application form http://www.ors.act.gov.au/publication/view/1441
For Special Events in ACT
A liquor permit authorises the permit-holder to sell a specified amount of liquor at the event stated in the permit and within the times and places stated in the permit. A liquor permit does not authorise the permit-holder to sell liquor in a closed container or in a container together with the means of closing the container.
A liquor permit may be issued to an applicant only if the relevant decision-maker is satisfied on reasonable grounds that:
- There will be adequate toilet facilities for the people attending the event;
- The event is not likely to result in disturbance or inconvenience to people occupying premises in the neighbourhood of the event;
- The amount of liquor for which the permit is sought is not more than the amount reasonably needed for the event;
- It is in the public interest to issue the permit.
Permits must be returned to the Office of Regulatory Services within 7 days of either the end of the event, the last period when the sale of liquor is authorised by the permit or the cancellation of the permit.