Fee and Licence Relief NSW

The NSW government is waiving a range of licence and permit fees for businesses for 12 months.

Application detail:

Apply at any time.

What do you get?

A range of licence and permit fee waivers.

Who is this for?

New South Wales businesses.


The following fees and licences are eligible:

Liquor and Gaming NSW

Restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, hotels, bottle shops (with three or less outlets) and most other licensed venues will benefit from the following being waived:

  • new liquor licence application fees and pro-rata liquor licence fees
  • annual liquor licence base fees and trading hours risk loading fees
  • compliance risk loadings are not included but will be deferred and included as part of 2021-2022 annual liquor licence fees

Fee waivers for these licences start from 1 April.

NSW Fair Trading

The following fees will be waived:

From 1 April:

  • paintball venue permit
  • tattoo parlour operator licence

From 15 April:

  • home building contractor licence
  • trade or specialist contractor licence
  • motor vehicle repairer specialist licence

From 20 April:

  • licence fee for tattooists
  • home building: qualified supervisor certificates
  • home building: tradesperson certificates
  • motor vehicle tradesperson certificates

SafeWork NSW

From 1 April 2020 new application and renewal fees will be waived for:

  • pyrotechnician licences (e.g. fireworks)
  • registration permits for an amusement device

From 15 April 2020 new application and renewal fees will be waived for:

  • asbestos removal licences and asbestos assessor licences
  • demolition licences
  • high-risk worker licences

From 20 April 2020 new applications and renewal fees will be waived for:

  • High Risk Work Assessor Accreditation
  • SafeWork Registered Training Organisations (for asbestos, construction and high risk work training) – new applications only

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at COVID-19 Fee and Licence Relief NSW.

Contact information