Distilleries & Bond Storage

In a fast growing and valued industry, Clarence City Council recognize that Distilleries, Bond Stores, Breweries & Wineries have become an important aspect of Tasmania’s hospitality industry.

A safe, complaint industry for workers and visitors is the first priority when it comes to these particular developments, and therefore triggers a wide range of requirements that need to be taken into consideration.

Approval requirements:

  • Manufacturers License – Australian Tax Office
  • Liquor License – State Treasury
  • Planning – Local Council
  • Building – Building Surveyor & Local Council
  • Plumbing Local – Council
  • Environmental Health – Building Surveyor & Local Council
  • Emergency Plan – Workplace Safety/ Building Surveyor/ Council
  • Bushfire Documentation – Bushfire Practitioner
  • TFS Documentation – Tasmanian Fire Service


Associated Legislation:

  • Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993
  • Building Act 2016 – Directors Determination Bushfire Hazard Areas
  • Building Regulations 2016
  • General Fire Regulations 2021
  • Work Health & Safety Act 2022
  • Work Health & Safety Regulations 2022
  • Code of Practice – Managing risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace (2018)
  • AS 1940:2017 The storage and handling of flammable and combustible liquids


For retrospective approvals, Clarence City Council have adopted the process for a Fire Upgrade Report & Notice to be issued to the property owner under section 240 of the Building Act 2016.  

After a site inspection takes place, council will deem the site as a special fire hazard; and that a fire hazard exists.


For further information please contact Clarence City Council on 6217 9500 or email clarence@ccc.tas.gov.au