Section F: Premises
You must attach an A4 size copy of the site plan of the premises. The plan needs to:
- be accurate and complete
- be drawn to scale
- clearly describe and define the area where the excisable goods will be manufactured and stored.
The area to be licensed must be defined by shading. This is where manufacturing and storage must take place and is referred to as 'the establishment'.
The plan must also clearly show the location of the building in relation to surrounding streets and adjoining buildings. If you use bulk storage tanks, indicate the location of all tanks either on the site plan or on a separate plan.
If we have already issued an establishment identification number for these premises, quote that number in this section of the application. If the premises are not already licensed, then an establishment identification number will be issued with the licence.
You must provide a name for your premises as this will become your establishment name. This could be the common name used within your business to describe the premises.
If you hold a customs warehouse licence for the premises, provide your Customs establishment identification number.
If you do not hold a customs warehouse licence for the premises, indicate if you have applied, or intend to apply, for a customs warehouse licence.
Under delegation, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is responsible for administering excise equivalent goods (EEGs) imported into Australia and warehoused in a place licensed under section 79 of the Customs Act 1901. EEGs are the imported equivalent of locally manufactured goods that are subject to excise duty - for example, fuel, alcohol and tobacco products.
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Provide the street address of your premises.
Provide details and photos of your premises so we can assess if they are suitable to be licensed.
The type of information we need includes:
- the construction materials used for floors, walls, ceilings and doors
- the number of storeys in the building
- the number of buildings
- the type of boundary fences
- details of fire alarms, smoke detectors and sprinklers.
Provide details of the security you have in place so we can assess if your premises are suitable to be licensed.
The security standard we require is generally the same as the normal commercial standard. However, this can depend on the quantity and nature of the goods you will manufacture and store.
The type of information you could provide includes:
- locks or bars on doors and windows
- burglar alarms, security lighting, security guard patrols or closed-circuit TV cameras that make it likely that any unauthorised access will be noticed
- your gate security system that identifies
- all people entering and leaving the site and confirms their right to do so
- the type and quantity of goods entering and leaving the site
- your surveillance system
- procedures to handle and retain information from your surveillance system
- your access control procedures, for example, limited distribution of keys and access swipe cards or codes
- your security procedures when breaches are detected, for example, whether a back-to-base system is activated.
Provide photos of the interior and exterior of the building, including all doors and windows, security systems, perimeter fencing, and major plant and equipment. Failure to provide comprehensive photos may delay us issuing your licence.
Provide details and photos of containers and other equipment you will use to manufacture or store your alcohol products. The type of information you should provide may include:
- the number and capacity of storage tanks, stills and fermenters to be used
- temperature measuring equipment
- weighing equipment used in determining volume
- alcoholic strength measuring equipment
- volume measuring equipment
- packaging machines, for example bottling equipment.
You must have right of possession and control over the premises. Indicate if you are the owner.
If you are not the owner, advise if you have a lease for the premises.
If you have a lease, provide the name of the owner, and the following details about the lease:
- all the parties to the lease
- the period of the lease
- if you, as the lessee, have sole access to and control of the premises. If you are not the only person with access to and control of the premises, list all the people who have and their terms of access.
We may ask you to provide a copy of the signed lease agreement.
If you do not have a lease for the premises, provide details of your arrangement with the owner including:
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- the owner's name and contact details
- the period of your arrangement
- if you have sole access to and control of the premises. If you are not the only person with access to and control of the premises, list all the people who have and their terms of access.