The issue of Liquor Licences is managed through the Ministry of Transport.
“Section 5 :The Object of the Act is to establish a reasonable system of control over the sale and supply of liquor to the public, with the aim of contributing to the reduction of liquor abuse.”
Any sale or supply of liquor in public places requires a license as stated in the Sale of Liquor Act 1991-1992. The Act sets out the requirements and the criteria the Liquor Licensing Authority consider when granting liquor licenses.
Liquor License is issued to a named person, company or organization and cannot be transferred. There are different types of licenses as identified in Part II of the Act, and these may include:
- Hotel / Motel
- Restaurant and Restaurant/Bar
- Club premises
- Night club
- Retail premise
- Special Licenses (For Premises, Extension of Trading hours and Guest Room bar licenses)
Unless specifically indicated, the license authorizes the holder to sell or supply alcohol on the premises only. Liquor cannot be removed from these premises. There can be various conditions that apply to each license.
LIQUOR LICENSE APPLICATIONS
To obtain a license for the first time:
This information sheet will help you with the steps required to obtain a license for the first time.
- Completed Application for a LLA- (Form 01)- Application-Premises-NEW & RENEWAL
- Completed Application for a LLA- (Form 02)- Manager – Renewal
- Completed Consent to Disclosure of information (Police Report)
To obtain a special licence:
This information sheet will help you with the steps required to obtain a ‘Special License’.