Restaurant licence condition to sell wine with takeaway meals

Existing restaurant licensees with a commercial other – subsidiary on-premises (meals) licence can apply for a permanent variation of their licence to allow them to sell up to 1.5 litres of wine (equivalent to 2 bottles) with a takeaway meal.

Applicants for a new commercial other – subsidiary on-premises (meals) licence for a restaurant can also apply for a takeaway condition to be endorsed on their licence as part of the application process.


To be eligible to sell wine with takeaway meals you must:

  • be a licensed restaurant where the principal activity is serving meals on-premises (licensed cafes are excluded)
  • ensure the responsible service and delivery of alcohol and accept several responsible service conditions on your licence (e.g. requesting proof of age before delivery and refusing delivery to people who appear disorderly or intoxicated)
  • only sell the takeaway wine with a takeaway meal and not insubstantial takeaway food like snacks, hot chips or an entree
  • limit sales of takeaway wine to a maximum volume of 1.5 litres (or 2 bottles)—other alcoholic drinks like beer and pre-mixed drinks cannot be sold as takeaway
  • only sell takeaway wine between 10am and 10pm.

You should check you have the appropriate town planning development approval conditions for your licensed premises. In some cases, development approval may restrict licensees from selling takeaway liquor. In these circumstances, you will need to contact your local council to have these conditions amended.

Applying for a permanent licence variation to sell takeaway wine

You can apply by lodging an application for a permanent variation of licence or application for a liquor licence with your nearest Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR).

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