Convicted of Indictable Offence While Principal of Liquor Licensee

What if you are convicted of a felony while being the principal of a liquor licensee?

The short answer from the Liquor & Gaming NSW itself is that if you are the sole principal of the licensee, then you will have to surrender the license and re-apply after you have one of the following:

  • a final conviction for a reduced charge (subject to the Liquor & Gaming NSW discretion);
  • a pardon; or
  • a Certificate of Good Conduct.

If you have business partners and there are other principals on the license, then you would need to divest your interest in the business once you became a convicted felon.  Once you obtain one of the items listed above or are no longer a convicted felon, then you may attempt to re-invest in the licensee.