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Application for an Artistic Event Liquor Licence


Event Liquor Licence (also called a Special Event Liquor Licence or Permit)

Your excited about your upcoming Artistic Event and want your customers to have a drink of their choice while enjoying the music.  You know you need a liquor licence and want to be legal.  You don’t want to risk your good name by getting fined or running into any problems with the Liquor Authorities.  

You need to know the basics below.  For anything else – Contact Us and we’ll help you.

What qualifies as an “Event”?

Events include any of the following - a fundraising event in aid of an educational or welfare organisation, an exhibition, cultural gathering, artistic performance, sports meeting or function;

Which events don’t need a liquor licence?

Any event where liquor isn’t sold doesn’t need a liquor licence.  So, if you have a birthday party, braai, wedding or family reunion and you don’t sell liquor, you don’t need a liquor licence. 

Who must apply for an event liquor licence?

The rule of thumb is – whoever is in charge of the event.   This includes the following persons :

How do you apply for an Event Liquor Licence or Permit?

NB - The application process and application periods are different for each province.  You’ll have to make very sure you follow the correct procedure for your event.  

 The application process 

What happens after approval of the event liquor licence?

 The Liquor Board will inform the applicant in writing that–

The event liquor licence will be issued and delivered to the applicant on payment of the licence issuing fee.

What should you do while waiting for approval of the application for your event liquor licence? 

Contact Us – we submit applications for events on a national basis.

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