A producer's licence primarily authorises the sale of a type of liquor that is produced by the licensee. However, the licensee is also authorised to sell or supply liquor, other than liquor produced by the licensee if the liquor is consumed ancillary to a meal in a dining area on the licensed premises or for the purpose of comparative tastings.
A producer's licence can only be granted to an applicant who is a producer of liquor, or has the intention of becoming a genuine producer of liquor.
Examples of the types of liquor that can be supplied under a producer's licence are
- wine or spirits made from grapes for consumption on the premises, and in sealed containers for consumption off the premises;
- spirits not made from grapes, in sealed containers for consumption off the premises;
- beer for consumption on the premises, and in sealed containers for consumption off the premises.
Generally, at any time, however restricted trading hours apply on Good Friday, Christmas Day and ANZAC Day.
An application kit for a producer's licence is available here.