Thousands of hospitality businesses in NSW will have an extra four months to pay their annual liquor licence fees. Minister for Hospitality and Racing Kevin Anderson said it was important the NSW Government offer this assistance to up to 18,600 hospitality businesses, including clubs, that were hit hard by the pandemic.

“We recognise that Covid-19 has had a significant impact on thousands of our State’s pubs, clubs, restaurants, bars and other hospitality businesses,” Mr Anderson said.

“The extension is applicable to all liquor licensees, so we encourage businesses to take the extra time to pay if they feel it will help their bottom line.”

Mr Anderson said invoices for the annual liquor licence fees will be issued as usual this month, with the due date postponed from 30 May to 30 September.

“We want to put businesses and workers first so they can continue to be the lifeblood for local communities across the state,” Mr Anderson said.

Mr Anderson said annual fees were automatically waived for most liquor licences at the start of the pandemic in 2020.

Eligible venues are still able to apply for fee waivers on financial hardship grounds.

To apply, use the 2022 Annual Liquor Licence Fee Waiver Application.

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