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

List of registered interstate retailers

Registration number Company business name State
1 Stanton & Killen Wines Pty Ltd VIC
2 Australian Wine Selectors Pty Ltd NSW
3 Wirra Wirra Vineyards SA
4 Ashton Hills Vineyards SA
5 Paxton Wines Pty Ltd SA
6 Fermoy Estate WA
7 Hugo Wines Pty Ltd SA
8 Warrabilla Wines Pty Ltd VIC
9 Stella Bella Wines Pty Ltd WA
10 Tahbilk Pty Ltd VIC
11 RUSDEN WINES PTY LTD SA
12 Pfeiffer Wines VIC
13 Taylors Wines Pty Ltd SA
14 Symphony Hill Wines Pty Ltd QLD
15 GWD OPERATIONS PTY LTD VIC
16 Critttenden Estate Pty VIC
17 Bream Creek Vineyard Pty Ltd TAS
18 Voyager Estate WA
19 G Patritti & Co Pty Ltd SA
20 Wine Gallery Pty Ltd NSW
21 Tyrrell's Vineyards Pty Ltd NSW
22 Midlink Pty Ltd WA
23 Pernod Ricard Winemakers Pty Ltd SA
24 Ross Hill Wine Group NSW
25 Kowald Dunn Pty Ltd T/A Murray Street Vineyards SA
26 Accolade Wines Australia Limited SA
27 Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard Pty Limited VIC
28 Grocery Holdings Pty Ltd SA
29 Charles Reuben Estate TAS
30 The Whisky Club Company Pty Ltd TAS
31 Whisky Tasmania Pty Ltd t/a Hellyers Road Distillery TAS
32 Accolade Wines Australia T/A Bay of Fires Wines TAS
33 Balnaves of Coonawarra SA
34 Winemarket Pty Ltd NSW
35 Treasury Wine Estates Vintners Limited SA
36 Pirate Life Brewing Pty Ltd SA
37 Pirate Cartel Distribution Pty Ltd SA
38 CUB PTY LTD VIC
39 Kalleske SA
40 Quill Australia Pty Ltd TAS
41 GRAYS (NSW) PTY LTD T/A GRAYSONLINE NSW
42 Vinomofo Pty Ltd VIC
43 Island Artisan PTY LTD TAS
44 Cellarmaster Wines NSW
45 Dan Murphy's NSW
46 Langton's Brokerage Pty Ltd NSW
47 Seppeltsfield SA
48 Liquoroo Australia Pty Ltd NSW
49 Leeuwin Estate WA
50 919 Wines SA
51 Sullivans Cove Distillery TAS
52 Hellfire Bluff Distillery TAS
53 Kay Brothers Pry Ltd SA
54 Roje Estates Pty Ltd WA
55 Lambert Estate Wines SA
56 Puddleduck Vineyard Pty Ltd TAS
57 Logan Wines Pty Ltd NSW
58 Katnook Estate / Wingara Wine Group SA
59 Heathvale Wines SA

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Last updated: 30 October 2018