A personal licence is required for individuals who wish to sell or supply alcohol or authorise the sale or supply of alcohol under the terms of a premises licence.
A designated premises supervisor must have a personal licence and every premises where alcohol is sold under the terms of a premises licence must have at least one personal licence holder.
An applicant for a personal licence must apply to the licensing authority where they ordinarily live. A licence will last for a period of 10 years unless it is surrendered or forfeited before the expiry date. There is an option to renew the licence for a further 10 years upon expiry.