Phone: (08) 8314 7575
After hours: 0412 975 081

Phone: (08) 8447 4466 | After hours: 0412 975 081

Phone: (08) 8314 7575 | After hours: 0412 975 081

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Liquor Licensing

Buying, selling, opening and closing of licensed premises is fraught with problems for both the tenant and landlord.

Scammell & Co. has extensive experience in this field and can help you with obtaining and transferring licences for hotels, clubs, restaurants, entertainment venues, wineries and other licensed premises.

The management and conduct of licenced premises is receiving greatly increased attention from licensing authorities and the police.

Strict adherence with the law is now being much more actively enforced than in the past.

Click on the questions below to reveal the answer.

Who is entitled to apply for a Liquor Licence?

In order to qualify to obtain a Liquor Licence you need to have a substantially clean slate with the Police. The Police are entitled to object to the granting of the Licence.

Additionally, the Police may object if the actual premises have a bad history with other operators.

You will need to satisfy the Court that you have adequate financial resources and preferably adequate business experience to undertake the conduct of the Licence.

Who can share in the profits?

Only the Licence holders are entitled to receive profits from licensed premises. If the Licence Holder is a Company then the shareholders must be approved by the Liquor Licensing Commission.

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Free legal advice.

If you have some questions, want some advice or want to get the process underway, contact Scammell & Co. to arrange a meeting. In many cases (not all) the first 30 minutes of your first meeting is free. This can give time to outline your matter and for us to give you preliminary advice.

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Port Adelaide
235 St Vincent Street,
Port Adelaide
South Australia 5015

(08) 8447 4466
8.30am-5.00pm
Mon-Fri

Adelaide
86 Franklin Street,
Adelaide
South Australia 5000

(08) 8212 6875
8.30am-5.00pm
Mon-Fri

Walkerville
95A Walkerville Tce,
Walkerville
South Australia 5081

(08) 8342 0300
8.30am-5.00pm
Mon-Fri

Gawler
8 Union Street,
Gawler
South Australia 5118

(08) 8522 7160
8.30am-5.00pm
Mon-Fri

Renmark
9 Murtho Street,
Renmark
South Australia 5341

By appointment
(08) 8586 6764

Tanunda
By appointment
(08) 8314 7588

After hours - 0412 975 081 - Evenings, Weekends, Public Holidays

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