Public objections to liquor licences and adult entertainment permits

Under section 118 of the Liquor Act 1992, applications for new liquor licences and adult entertainment permits, as well as variations to existing liquor licences, are often required to be advertised. For this reason, these applications are subject to objection by the general public.

For advertised applications, the objections process allows the public, nearby businesses, police and council to have their say on applications that may impact on the local amenity and affect the lives of people living or working near the licensed premises.

This guide explains the grounds for objecting to a licence application and how to lodge a public objection. It also explains the process for assessing public objections.


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