Fee and Licence relief - NSW Government

The NSW Government has announced Fee and licence relief for a 12-month period. The NSW Government is waiving a range of licence and permit fees for businesses. For most licences, when you make a new application or need to renew you will not be charged.

"Up to 200,000 licence holders operating across the trades and construction sectors will not have to pay up to $50 million worth of licence fees."

Relief period

The relief period is 12 months from-

  • 1 April 2020, or
  • 15 April 2020 as shown below.

Eligible fees and licences

Liquor and Gaming NSW

  • Annual liquor licence base fees and trading hours risk loading fees (for most licensees)
  • New liquor licence application fees and pro-rata liquor licence fees (for most businesses)
  • Compliance risk loadings will not be waived, but deferred and included as part of 2021-2022 annual liquor licence fees.

NSW Fair Trading 

  • Paintball venue permit
  • Tattoo parlour operator licence
  • Home building contractor licence (from 15 April 2020)
  • Trade or specialist contractor licence (from 15 April 2020)
  • Motor vehicle repairer specialist licence (from 15 April 2020)

SafeWork NSW

  • Pyrotechnician licence
  • Registration permit of amusement device
  • Asbestos removal licences and asbestos assessor licence (from 15 April 2020)
  • Demolition licence (from 15 April 2020)
  • High risk work licence (from 15 April 2020)