Interstate liquor retailers

If you are a liquor retailer licensed and based outside of the NT (an interstate retailer), and you intend to sell liquor by retail to purchasers who are in the NT, or for delivery to any location within the NT, you will be required to hold an interstate retail licence. This is required under the Northern Territory Liquor Act (the Act) from 1 October 2018.

This requirement, reflects the amendments to the Act following the Liquor Amendment (Minimum Pricing) Bill which passed the Legislative Assembly during the August 2018 sittings. The Act was amended in two significant ways through introducing:

  • a minimum unit (floor) price for alcohol sold or offered for sale in or delivered to the NT.
  • a requirement for liquor retailers, based outside of the NT (interstate retailers) to apply for, and hold an interstate retailer licence in the NT, to sell liquor by retail to purchasers who are in the NT, or for delivery to a location within the NT.

Application for an interstate retailers licence

Applying for an interstate retail licence means simply providing the NT Liquor Commission with notice of your intention to sell or deliver retail liquor to persons in the Northern Territory, and a copy of the authority, or liquor licence under which you operate. Where you hold more than one liquor licences outside the NT, you only need to notify the Commission once, however both liquor licences will need to be included on the interstate liquor retailers application form.

Applications can be made online to ensure a quick and easy process, and no fee applies. An interstate retail licence is issued in perpetuity, or until such time as it is surrendered, suspended or cancelled under the Act. Applicants will be deemed to hold an interstate retail licence, under the Act, immediately following the successful submission of their online application with the licence issued shortly thereafter.

Interstate liquor retailers application form

What conditions will apply?

A licensed interstate retailer is required to comply with the condition of their home state or territory licence as well as complying with certain requirements of the Act including:

  • that liquor must not be sold in the NT unless authorised by licence (penalties apply).
  • the sale price at which a liquor product is sold, or offered for sale, in the NT is not below the proposed minimum unit price of $1.30 per standard drink.
  • providing certain data, to be collected and submitted to the regulator, under regulations, to be used to assess the impact of the minimum price on reducing alcohol related harms.
  • obligations in relation to liquor promotions.

While an application for an interstate retailers licence allows interstate retailers to sell or deliver alcohol into the NT, it is not an NT liquor licence under section 26 of the Liquor Act. The application does not allow for the establishment of a licensed outlet in the NT and sections 6, 6A and 6B and sections 26A to 29 do not apply to interstate retailer licences.

Data requirements

The Act allows for regulations which can require certain data to be collected and submitted to the regulator. The NT Government is considering what, and if any regulations may be imposed in relation to data required to be collected and submitted, however any requirement which may be imposed is unlikely to commence prior to 1 February 2019.

Further information on the NT Government’s alcohol reform process and the minimum floor price for alcohol is available on the alcohol policies and legislation reform website.

A tables below can be used as a guide for establishing the minimum sale price for alcohol under the new legislation for a range of alcohol container sizes and alcohol concentrations.

Price card tables are effective from 1 October 2018.

Minimum floor price of $1.30 may be reviewed after 3 years.

Interactive table

Floor price guide at $1.30 per standard drink (SD)

Product Volume (ml)
% Alc 187 330 345 355 375 500 600 700 750 1000 1500 2000
3.00 $0.58 $1.02 $1.06 $1.09 $1.15 $1.54 $1.85 $2.15 $2.31 $3.08 $4.62 $6.16
3.50 $0.67 $1.19 $1.24 $1.27 $1.35 $1.80 $2.15 $2.51 $2.69 $3.59 $5.39 $7.18
4.00 $0.77 $1.35 $1.42 $1.46 $1.54 $2.05 $2.46 $2.87 $3.08 $4.10 $6.16 $8.21
4.50 $0.86 $1.52 $1.59 $1.64 $1.73 $2.31 $2.77 $3.23 $3.46 $4.62 $6.93 $9.23
5.00 $0.96 $1.69 $1.77 $1.82 $1.92 $2.57 $3.08 $3.59 $3.85 $5.13 $7.70 $10.26
5.50 $1.06 $1.86 $1.95 $2.00 $2.12 $2.82 $3.39 $3.95 $4.23 $5.64 $8.46 $11.29
6.00 $1.15 $2.03 $2.12 $2.19 $2.31 $3.08 $3.69 $4.31 $4.62 $6.16 $9.23 $12.31
6.50 $1.25 $2.20 $2.30 $2.37 $2.50 $3.33 $4.00 $4.67 $5.00 $6.67 $10.00 $13.34
7.00 $1.34 $2.37 $2.48 $2.55 $2.69 $3.59 $4.31 $5.03 $5.39 $7.18 $10.77 $14.36
7.50 $1.44 $2.54 $2.65 $2.73 $2.89 $3.85 $4.62 $5.39 $5.77 $7.70 $11.54 $15.39
8.00 $1.53 $2.71 $2.83 $2.91 $3.08 $4.10 $4.92 $5.75 $6.16 $8.21 $12.31 $16.42
8.50 $1.63 $2.88 $3.01 $3.10 $3.27 $4.36 $5.23 $6.10 $6.54 $8.72 $13.08 $17.44
9.00 $1.73 $3.05 $3.19 $3.28 $3.46 $4.62 $5.54 $6.46 $6.93 $9.23 $13.85 $18.47
9.50 $1.82 $3.22 $3.36 $3.46 $3.66 $4.87 $5.85 $6.82 $7.31 $9.75 $14.62 $19.49
10.00 $1.92 $3.39 $3.54 $3.64 $3.85 $5.13 $6.16 $7.18 $7.70 $10.26 $15.39 $20.52
10.50 $2.01 $3.56 $3.72 $3.82 $4.04 $5.39 $6.46 $7.54 $8.08 $10.77 $16.16 $21.55
11.00 $2.11 $3.72 $3.89 $4.01 $4.23 $5.64 $6.77 $7.90 $8.46 $11.29 $16.93 $22.57
11.50 $2.21 $3.89 $4.07 $4.19 $4.42 $5.90 $7.08 $8.26 $8.85 $11.80 $17.70 $23.60
12.00 $2.30 $4.06 $4.25 $4.37 $4.62 $6.16 $7.39 $8.62 $9.23 $12.31 $18.47 $24.62
12.50 $2.40 $4.23 $4.42 $4.55 $4.81 $6.41 $7.70 $8.98 $9.62 $12.83 $19.24 $25.65
13.00 $2.49 $4.40 $4.60 $4.74 $5.00 $6.67 $8.00 $9.34 $10.00 $13.34 $20.01 $26.68
13.50 $2.59 $4.57 $4.78 $4.92 $5.19 $6.93 $8.31 $9.70 $10.39 $13.85 $20.78 $27.70
14.00 $2.69 $4.74 $4.96 $5.10 $5.39 $7.18 $8.62 $10.05 $10.77 $14.36 $21.55 $28.73
14.50 $2.78 $4.91 $5.13 $5.28 $5.58 $7.44 $8.93 $10.41 $11.16 $14.88 $22.32 $29.75
15.00 $2.88 $5.08 $5.31 $5.46 $5.77 $7.70 $9.23 $10.77 $11.54 $15.39 $23.09 $30.78
15.50 $2.97 $5.25 $5.49 $5.65 $5.96 $7.95 $9.54 $11.13 $11.93 $15.90 $23.85 $31.81
16.00 $3.07 $5.42 $5.66 $5.83 $6.16 $8.21 $9.85 $11.49 $12.31 $16.42 $24.62 $32.83
16.50 $3.17 $5.59 $5.84 $6.01 $6.35 $8.46 $10.16 $11.85 $12.70 $16.93 $25.39 $33.86
17.00 $3.26 $5.76 $6.02 $6.19 $6.54 $8.72 $10.47 $12.21 $13.08 $17.44 $26.16 $34.88
17.50 $3.36 $5.93 $6.19 $6.37 $6.73 $8.98 $10.77 $12.57 $13.47 $17.96 $26.93 $35.91
18.00 $3.45 $6.09 $6.37 $6.56 $6.93 $9.23 $11.08 $12.93 $13.85 $18.47 $27.70 $36.94
18.50 $3.55 $6.26 $6.55 $6.74 $7.12 $9.49 $11.39 $13.29 $14.24 $18.98 $28.47 $37.96
19.00 $3.65 $6.43 $6.73 $6.92 $7.31 $9.75 $11.70 $13.65 $14.62 $19.49 $29.24 $38.99
19.50 $3.74 $6.60 $6.90 $7.10 $7.50 $10.00 $12.00 $14.01 $15.01 $20.01 $30.01 $40.01
20.00 $3.84 $6.77 $7.08 $7.28 $7.70 $10.26 $12.31 $14.36 $15.39 $20.52 $30.78 $41.04
21.00 $4.03 $7.11 $7.43 $7.65 $8.08 $10.77 $12.93 $15.08 $16.16 $21.55 $32.32 $43.09
22.00 $4.22 $7.45 $7.79 $8.01 $8.46 $11.29 $13.54 $15.80 $16.93 $22.57 $33.86 $45.14
23.00 $4.41 $7.79 $8.14 $8.38 $8.85 $11.80 $14.16 $16.52 $17.70 $23.60 $35.40 $47.20
24.00 $4.60 $8.13 $8.50 $8.74 $9.23 $12.31 $14.77 $17.24 $18.47 $24.62 $36.94 $49.25
25.00 $4.80 $8.46 $8.85 $9.11 $9.62 $12.83 $15.39 $17.96 $19.24 $25.65 $38.48 $51.30
26.00 $4.99 $8.80 $9.20 $9.47 $10.00 $13.34 $16.01 $18.67 $20.01 $26.68 $40.01 $53.35
27.00 $5.18 $9.14 $9.56 $9.83 $10.39 $13.85 $16.62 $19.39 $20.78 $27.70 $41.55 $55.40
28.00 $5.37 $9.48 $9.91 $10.20 $10.77 $14.36 $17.24 $20.11 $21.55 $28.73 $43.09 $57.46
29.00 $5.56 $9.82 $10.27 $10.56 $11.16 $14.88 $17.85 $20.83 $22.32 $29.75 $44.63 $59.51
30.00 $5.76 $10.16 $10.62 $10.93 $11.54 $15.39 $18.47 $21.55 $23.09 $30.78 $46.17 $61.56
35.00 $6.72 $11.85 $12.39 $12.75 $13.47 $17.96 $21.55 $25.14 $26.93 $35.91 $53.87 $71.82
40.00 $7.67 $13.54 $14.16 $14.57 $15.39 $20.52 $24.62 $28.73 $30.78 $41.04 $61.56 $82.08
6 Pack 24 per carton 30 per carton
% Alc 330 345 355 375 330 345 355 375 330 345 355 375
3.00 $6.09 $6.37 $6.55 $6.92 $24.37 $25.48 $26.22 $27.69 $30.46 $31.85 $32.77 $34.62
3.50 $7.11 $7.43 $7.65 $8.08 $28.43 $29.72 $30.59 $32.31 $35.54 $37.16 $38.23 $40.39
4.00 $8.12 $8.49 $8.74 $9.23 $32.49 $33.97 $34.96 $36.93 $40.62 $42.46 $43.69 $46.16
4.50 $9.14 $9.55 $9.83 $10.39 $36.56 $38.22 $39.33 $41.54 $45.69 $47.77 $49.16 $51.93
5.00 $10.15 $10.62 $10.92 $11.54 $40.62 $42.46 $43.69 $46.16 $50.77 $53.08 $54.62 $57.70
5.50 $11.17 $11.68 $12.02 $12.69 $44.68 $46.71 $48.06 $50.77 $55.85 $58.39 $60.08 $63.47
6.00 $12.19 $12.74 $13.11 $13.85 $48.74 $50.96 $52.43 $55.39 $60.93 $63.70 $65.54 $69.23
6.50 $13.20 $13.80 $14.20 $15.00 $52.80 $55.20 $56.80 $60.00 $66.00 $69.00 $71.00 $75.00
7.00 $14.22 $14.86 $15.29 $16.15 $56.86 $59.45 $61.17 $64.62 $71.08 $74.31 $76.47 $80.77
7.50 $15.23 $15.92 $16.39 $17.31 $60.93 $63.70 $65.54 $69.23 $76.16 $79.62 $81.93 $86.54
8.00 $16.25 $16.99 $17.48 $18.46 $64.99 $67.94 $69.91 $73.85 $81.24 $84.93 $87.39 $92.31
8.50 $17.26 $18.05 $18.57 $19.62 $69.05 $72.19 $74.28 $78.47 $86.31 $90.24 $92.85 $98.08
9.00 $18.28 $19.11 $19.66 $20.77 $73.11 $76.44 $78.65 $83.08 $91.39 $95.54 $98.31 $103.85
9.50 $19.29 $20.17 $20.76 $21.92 $77.17 $80.68 $83.02 $87.70 $96.47 $100.85 $103.78 $109.62
10.00 $20.31 $21.23 $21.85 $23.08 $81.24 $84.93 $87.39 $92.31 $101.54 $106.16 $109.24 $115.39
10.50 $21.32 $22.29 $22.94 $24.23 $85.30 $89.17 $91.76 $96.93 $106.62 $111.47 $114.70 $121.16

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Last updated: 20 September 2018