Urgent
Important information on online licensing and an upcoming licensing services interruption

In late March 2024, AGLC is launching online licensing for liquor, cannabis and public special events. In preparation for the launch of online licensing, there will be a service interruption mid-March for all licence applications as technology upgrades are implemented. Submit your licensing applications early to avoid any delays. Learn more

Liquor licences for public special events

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

Public SEL can be either:

To apply, download the appropriate application (community, commercial, or auction) and return the application to AGLC Liquor/Cannabis Licensing.

For private special events, refer to Liquor licences for private special events.

Policies and guidelines

For policies and guidelines on holding an event with a liquor licence, refer to:

Special Event Licence - Public - Policies and Guidelines

ProServe

All public community SEL, the licensee and designate(s), and a minimum  25 per cent of bartenders/servers must be ProServe certified and be onsite for the duration of the event. 

For commercial SEL, everyone involved in the sale and service of liquor, including security, must have ProServe certification.