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Application for Liquor Licence

Updated: Aug 20, 2023

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:


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

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

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

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

  5. 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

  6. 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:


  1. Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) certificate

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

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

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

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

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


Types of Liquor Licence and Fees

​Category of Licence

​Trading Hours

​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

Fee

​1

​$22/-

2 to 7

$44/-

​8

​$66/-

​9 to 14

​$88/-

​15

$110/-

​16 to 21

​$132/-

​22

​$154/-

​23 to 28

​$176/-

29

​$198/-

​30

​$220/-


Processing Time

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


How Bestar can Help


Bestar is a Singapore-based company that provides a variety of business services, including assistance with liquor licence applications. They have a team of experienced professionals who can help you with every step of the process, from understanding the requirements to submitting your application.


Here are some of the ways Bestar can help you with your liquor licence application:

  • Advise you on the type of licence you need: There are different types of liquor licences available in Singapore, and Bestar can help you determine which one is right for your business.

  • Prepare the necessary paperwork: The application process for a liquor licence can be complex, and Bestar can help you gather all the necessary documents and complete the application form.

  • Submit your application: Bestar can submit your application on your behalf, ensuring that it is submitted correctly and on time.

  • Track the progress of your application: Bestar will keep you updated on the progress of your application and let you know when it is approved.

If you are considering applying for a liquor licence in Singapore, Bestar can be a valuable resource. They can help you navigate the complex process and ensure that your application is successful.


Here are some additional benefits of using Bestar to help you with your liquor licence application:

  • They have a proven track record of success. Bestar has helped many businesses obtain liquor licences, and they have a high success rate.

  • They are experts in the field. The team at Bestar is highly experienced in the liquor licensing process, and they know the ins and outs of the system.

  • They can save you time and money. Bestar can take care of the entire application process for you, so you can focus on running your business.

If you are interested in learning more about how Bestar can help you with your liquor licence application, you can visit their website or contact them for a consultation.


Application for Liquor Licence | Bestar
Application for Liquor Licence | Bestar

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