A licence is required where you intend to have public entertainment such as a dance, concert, fairground or other form of entertainment to which members of the public are to be admitted, whether some payment is made for admission or not.

Please contact us for a full list of entertainment premises and activities that require a licence.

You would not normally require a licence for:

  • An athletic or sports ground which is being used for these purposes
  • Entertainment that is being provided in premises already licensed under liquor licensing laws and where the Operating Plan includes entertainment
  • If you hold a current theatre or cinema licence

Generally, a licence would not be required for the holding of a community fete, gala day or other similar community event which is free to the public.

How to apply

The public entertainment licence application form is available to download:

Application form for a new, temporary or renewal of a Public Entertainment Licence
Application form for variation to a Public Entertainment Licence
Operator's details form
Change of address form

You can also get application forms by contacting us: