Consultation On The Liquor Licensing And Public Entertainments Bill 2021

Closed 29 Apr 2021

Opened 16 Apr 2021


The Department of Home Affairs is conducting this consultation to invite comments on the draft Liquor Licensing and Public Entertainments Bill 2021.

This proposed Bill is designed to consolidate and update the legislation relating to alcohol licensing and music and dancing, with the aim of bringing about a standards driven, safety orientated, less bureaucratic and more flexible licensing regime.

Why we are consulting

The Bill has been developed following consultation with members of the public, industry representatives, and colleagues across the government and legislature, along with other key stakeholders, on the core policy principles behind the Bill. 

These are principles which the Department believes will bring about the much needed reform of the alcohol licensing regime on the Island while continuing to uphold high standards and maximise the flexibility and opportunity that the regime offers.

A summary of responses from the previous policy consultation Consultation on Proposed Alcohol Licensing Legislation Changes has been published at the same time as this consultation and can be found here on the Consultation Hub in the We asked, You said, We did portion of this website. 

The results from that policy consultation were used to shape the draft Bill. 

This consultation will be open for the next 2 weeks.


  • All Areas


  • All residents


  • Legislation