Summary

You may require a premises licence from us to provide the following types of entertainment:

  • any entertainment between 11pm and 8am

  • amplified live or recorded music to an audience of more than 500 people

  • recorded music to an audience on premises that are not licensed to sell or supply alcohol

  • performances of plays or dance to an audience of more than 500 people

  • indoor sporting events to more than 1,000 spectators

  • boxing or wrestling

  • screening films to an audience.

Do I need a licence to stage boxing or wrestling?

Yes, you need a licence to stage boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts. One licence application can cover all types of regulated entertainment and the sale or supply of alcohol.

Do I need a licence to screen a film?

Yes, you need a licence to screen a film or show moving pictures. One licence application can cover all types of regulated entertainment and the sale or supply of alcohol.

When don’t I need a licence?

You don’t need a licence in the following circumstances:

A live music performance or playing recorded music if:

  • it takes place between 8am and 11pm and

  • it takes place at premises that are alcohol on-licensed; and

  • the audience is fewer than 500 people.

A play or dance performance if:

  • it takes place between 8am and 11pm and

  • the audience is fewer than 500 people.

An indoor sporting event if:

  • it takes place between 8am and 11pm and

  • there are fewer than 1,000 spectators.

Exemptions

There are exemptions for:

  • places of public worship, village halls, church halls and other similar buildings

  • education

  • films/moving pictures that are incidental to other activities that aren’t classed as regulated entertainment

  • television broadcasts.

How do I apply for a licence?

See the Premises Licence page for information on how to apply.