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Application for Liquor Licence

Updated: Feb 2

A Liquor licence is required if your company / business / society intends to supply any liquor. Supply of liquor could be by way of (a) retail or (b) wholesale.


For licensees who hold a Class 3A, 3B or 4 liquor licence, the licensee can deliver liquor to other licensed premises or to non-public places outside of trading hours. Otherwise, delivery of liquor must be within trading hours.


For licensees who hold a Class 3A, 3B or 4 liquor licence, if the licensee supplies liquor both at a licensed premises and through an online service, the licensee may sell liquor through the online service outside of the licensed premises and outside of trading hours.


However, the licensee is not permitted to supply liquor to customers placing orders through the online service outside of the trading hours at the licensed premises. The licensee can only deliver liquor to these customers outside of the trading hours if the customers are at another licensed premises or at a non-public place.


Criteria for Grant of Licence


To be eligible for a Liquor licence, you must meet the following criteria:


a. Be a fit and proper person e.g. free from criminal records

b. A Singapore Citizen, a Singapore Permanent Resident or possess a valid work permit or employment pass if you are a foreigner

c. At least a committee member if you are applying on behalf of societies registered with the Registry of Societies (ROS)

d. A director of the company, a partner of the partnership or the sole proprietor of the sole proprietorship

e. A company/business registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA). Registration with ACRA is not required if you are applying for a Class 2B licence

f. Possess a valid hawker licence issued by National Environment Agency (NEA) if you are applying for Class 2B licence


Documents Required


You are required to obtain the following documents before applying for any Liquor licence:


a. Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) certificate

b. NRIC or Foreign IC (for non-Singaporeans with work permit) of the applicants

c. Approval from HDB on the sales of Liquor at the premises

d. Planning permission on the land use of the premise from URA/SLA

e. Registry of Societies (ROS) certificate (for applying on behalf of societies)

f. Hawkers licence issued by NEA (for applying for an outdoor beer stall as hawkers)


Types of Liquor Licence and Fees


Category of Licence l Trading Hours l Yearly Fees


Class 1A

Supply of liquor for consumption at the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence

0600hrs to 2359hrs

$880


Class 1B

Supply of liquor for consumption at the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence

0600hrs to 2200hrs

$660


Class 2A

Supply of beer only for consumption at the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence

0600 to 2359hrs

$460


Class 2B

Supply of beer only for consumption at licensed premises stated in the liquor licence

Trading hours as indicated on licence

$285


Class 3A

Supply by retail of liquor for consumption at premises other than the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence

0700hrs to 2230hrs

$110


Class 3B

Supply by retail of beer for consumption at premises other than the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence

0700hrs to 2230hrs

$110


Class 4

Supply by wholesale of liquor for consumption at premises other than the licensed premises stated in the liquor licence

0700hrs to 2230hr

$110


Class 5

Temporary licence where licence is required for a short period of time, such as once-off events and exhibitions

Specified time period of not more than 30 consecutive days

Number of Days l Fee

1 l $22/-

2 to 7 l $44/-

8 l $66/-

9 to 14 l $88/-

15 l $110/-

16 to 21 l $132/-

22 l $154/-

23 to 28 l $176/-

29 l $198/-

30 l $220/-


Processing Time

About 12 working days from the receipt of the application and the necessary supporting documents, if required.


If you have any questions in relation to the above, please contact us.



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