A Liquor Licence is required to be obtained from the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor for the sale of any liquor from a premises.
In accordance with the requirements of the Liquor Control Act 1988, local government certification is required to be obtained, prior to the issue of a Liquor Licence. This certification can be obtained by applying for the following certificates:
- Section 39 Certificate: This certificate is required to confirm that the premises complies with all the relevant requirements under the Health Act 1911, the Food Act 2008, any written law relating to sewerage or drainage of the premises under the Local Government Act 1995 and the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1960.
- Section 40 Certificate: This certificate is required to confirm that the premises complies with the City of Belmont Local Planning Scheme No. 15. This includes ensuring that the premises has development approval for the use of the land and adheres to any conditions imposed, for example control on hours of operation.
Section 39 certificates are issued by the City’s Environmental Health team and attract a $72.60 fee. Section 40 certificates are issued by the City’s Planning team and attract a $50 fee.
For more information on liquor licencing requirements, please visit the website of the Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor.