KZN Liquor Authority


KZN Liquor Authority

Call Us: 087 232 2333
Email Us: info@kznlqa.co.za

Welcome to KZN Liquor Authority

The KwaZulu-Natal (KwaZulu-Natal) Liquor Authority was established on the 1st of August 2012, with a legislative mandate to control and regulate the retail sale and micro manufacture of liquor in the province of KwaZulu-Natal

What We Do

Providing KZN with liquor licence, renewals and special liquor permits in the most professional manner for the past 12 years and counting.

Get a Licence

Apply for a Liquor Licence

Renew a Licence

Renewal application can be submitted at the head office or District offices at any day from Monday to Friday.

Special Event Permits

Apply for a special event permits licence


Check Licence Status

Check the number of licences the KZN Liquor Authority has issued per District


Application Tutorial

Watch a step to step guide on how to apply for a liquor licence


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Follow these steps to be a liquor licence holder in Kwa-Zulu Natal

Applying for a liquor licence in 2023 shouldn’t be a hustle, follow these easy steps below so you can also get yourself a licence and start trading.

Step 1

The applicant must acquire an application form(s) for a liquor licence from the KwaZulu-Natal Liquor Authority complete the forms using a checklist and fee list provided with the application forms

Step 2

Documents to accompany the application(s) checklist

Step 3

The applicant can lodge the application with the Liquor Authority on any Friday of month excluding declared public holidays

Step 4

N.B before an applicant can make any payment they must obtain a banking reference number from our office which can be obtainable through telephone, fax or email

About Us

The Liquor Authority is registered as a schedule 3C Public Entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act. The public entity is referred to as the KwaZulu-Natal Liquor Authority (KZNLA).

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We are here to help you 7 days a week and respond within 24 hours. Plus, you can find most answers to your questions right on this page.

​A fully compliant application may take approximately 112 days to be processed.​

The liquor licence is valid for twelve months. It is renewable on an annual basis.​

​No, a temporary licence is not issued. You may not trade in liquor until your licence application has been approved, and this has been communicated with you.​

​​​An application fee for a liquor licence is R1500.00. ​An activation fee once the liquor license is granted will differ depending on the type of license applied for. A schedule of fees is attached below.

A liquor licence application may be lodged at the KZN Liquor Authority Head Office or District Office on a Friday, except declared public holidays. – Special event applications can only be lodged at the Liquor Authority Head Office, on any day. – Renewal applications can be lodged on any day. E-mail applications are not allowed.