Liquor licences for public special events

Public events include any event open to the general public, such as beer gardens, festivalsĀ or theatre productions. For these events, you need a public special event licence (SEL).

Public event licences can be either:

  • Community: Hosted by non-profit groups or municipalities.

  • Commercial: Hosted by business or individuals for commercial purposes.

Types of public events

Depending on the type of public event, you will need a specific special event licence.

If your event is hosted by a non-profit or municipality

You can apply for the following:

To apply, download the appropriate application and return your complete package to AGLC, or phone to schedule an appointment.

If your event is for business or commercial purposes

You can apply for the following:

To apply, download the appropriate application and return your complete package to AGLC, or phone to schedule an appointment.

Policies and guidelines

For policies and guidelines on running your event, please see: