Liquor Regulations

Liquor (Exemption) (No. 1) Regulations

Liquor (Lonetree Wildlife Camp) (Exemption) Regulations

Liquor (Restaurants) (Exemption) (Revocation) Regulations

Liquor (Temporary Liquor Licence) (Exemption) Regulations

Traditional Beer Regulations

Liquor (Exemption) (No. 14) Regulations

Liquor (Exemption) (No. 15) Regulations


(section 42)

(31st March, 2008)



   1.   Citation

   2.   Form of application for licence

   3.   Publication of notice of application

   4.   Issuance of licence

   5.   Licences reserved for citizens

   6.   Facilities to be maintained on licensed premises

   7.   Distance from school, etc.

   8.   Days and hours of operation

   9.   Application for renewal of licence

   10.   Application for transfer of licence

   11.   Application for duplicate licence

   12.   ...

   13.   Exemptions

   14.   Offence and penalty


      First Schedule

      Second Schedule

      Third Schedule


S.I. 26, 2008,
S.I. 22, 2009,
S.I. 54, 2015,
S.I. 44, 2016.


1.   Citation

   These Regulations may be cited as the Liquor Regulations.


2.   Form of application for licence

   (1) An application under section 13(1) of the Act, for a licence, shall be in Form 1 set out in the Third Schedule.

   (2) An application under section 13(1) of the Act shall be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of P100.

   (3) Where the control authority approves an application made under section 13 (1) of the Act, the applicant shall pay a licence fee specified against a licence being applied for as set out in the First Schedule.


3.   Publication of notice of application

   (1) An application in accordance with section 13(2) of the Act shall be published in Form 2 set out in the Third Schedule.

   (2) The control authority shall not consider an application for a licence where both the first and second notice of the application were not published for at least 21 days, in accordance with section 13.


4.   Issuance of licence

   The control authority shall, where it is satisfied that an applicant meets the requirements for the issue of a licence, issue, to the applicant, a licence in Form 3 set out in the Third Schedule.


5.   Licences reserved for citizens

   (1) The following licences shall be reserved for citizens of Botswana or to companies wholly owned by citizens of Botswana-

   (a)   bar liquor licence;

   (b)   bottle store liquor licence;

   (c)   liquor depot licence; and

   (d)   discotheque/nightclub liquor licence.

   (2) The provisions of subsection (1) (a) shall not apply to a bar liquor licence operating in restaurants.

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