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Providing food and alcohol at a community venue

​Serving food at a community venue

If you are planning to serve food at your event at a community venue, you will need to pay a cleaning fee. See venue hire calculator.

The terms and conditions of your venue hire contract will list the requirements for providing food at your event.

 

Serving alcohol at a community venue

If you are planning to serve alcohol at your event:

  • you will need to pay cleaning and security fees
  • you may need to apply for an alcohol licence.

See venue hire calculator.

When you need an alcohol licence

If you want to sell alcohol at your event at a community venue or open your event to the public, you need to Apply for an alcohol special licence for events.

You have to apply at least 20 working days before your event.

When you don't need an alcohol licence

If you are holding a private gathering in a community venue and it is not open to the public, you can supply alcohol at your event without a licence.