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Event liquor licence applications move to digital

  • 12 May 2021
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The Territory Government is supporting our events industry rebound stronger from COVID-19 by streamlining and simplifying the process to apply for special and major event liquor licences.

Event organisers can now apply for special and major event liquor licences online through the Can-do Territory business services portal, making it easier to do business.

Major and special event liquor licence applications represent the largest volume of liquor applications received each year with 258 received in 2019-20, making up 73% of all liquor licence applications received annually.

Once the user submits their digital form, they will receive a tracking number via SMS or email which they will be able to enter from the website to view status updates of their application.

This tracking number is unique to the applicant.

The time it takes to process applications will depend on its type and complexity and applicants are encouraged to submit their application well before the event date.

The Can-Do Territory portal will continue to expand over time, integrating more online applications and making it easier for citizens and businesses to access information, lodge and track online forms and transact digitally with the NT Government.

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Page last updated on 12 May 2021