Change of licensed area (increase/decrease) - Queensland

Service summary

Change of licensed area (temporary)

If you want to increase or decrease the licensed area for a temporary occasion, you must apply to change the licensed area temporarily.

Change of licensed area (permanent)

If you propose to increase or decrease the licensed area and/or alter or rebuild it in a way that will affect the licensed area description (e.g. adding a footpath dining area, adding an adjoining piece of land, closing down a detached bottle shop), you must apply to change the licensed area permanently.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Must Have

To apply for a change of licensed area you must have a Queensland liquor licence.

Fees

All fees are indexed annually. Annual fees are payable by 31 July each year.

The OLGR credit card payment authority form can be used for credit card payments of all OLGR fees.

OLGR will not accept credit card details by fax or email, including PDF attachments. If an email is received with credit card details, it will be deleted immediately and your form will not be processed. This is in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.

TypeAmountDescription
Application$89.00

Application for permanent change in licensed area

Application$67.70

Application for temporary change in licensed area

Application$67.70Application for approval of car park use

Application

Change of licensed area (permanent)

Applications to increase the licensed area must generally include only the areas adjoining the already licensed areas. The application must be approved prior to the additions taking place. Refer to Guideline 35: Licensed areas and Guideline 40: Application to alter, rebuild, change or increase the area of the licensed premises for more information.

You must submit the following to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR):

  • Form 24: Application to change the licensed area (permanent)
  • a layout plan (scale 1:100)  showing the proposed changes
  • a site plan
  • evidence that the use of the new area is permitted under the local authority town plan
  • a risk-assessed management plan (RAMP)
  • prescribed fee/s.

If approval is given, you may also need to lodge the following:

  • Form 26: A statement of completed works.

The average processing time is 4-6 weeks and a new licence document will be issued provided all requirements are met.

Change of licensed area (temporary)

Applications to increase the licensed area must generally include only areas adjoining the areas already licensed. Applications must be lodged at least 21 days prior to the event date.

If applying online to increase the licensed area, OLGR will contact Queensland Police on the licensee's behalf requesting their endorsement. This saves the licensee having to attend the local police station and avoid unnecessary delays.

There are 2 ways to apply:

  1. Apply online via the OLGR client portal.
  2. Submit the following to OLGR:
  • Form 16: Application for temporary change in licensed area
  • a site plan showing the area to be included or excluded in relation to your usual licensed area
  • prescribed fee/s.

Use of car park (temporary only) for a maximum period of up to 3 months

If you would like to apply to sell, supply or allow consumption of liquor in a car park that is already part of your approved licensed area, submit the following to OLGR:

  • Form 50: Application for approval of car park use
  • a site plan showing the car park area and all other areas that form the licensed area
  • prescribed fee/s. The fee for a car park approval is per occasion. An occasion is not more than 3 consecutive days.

A car park that is part of your approved licensed area is called a regulated car park. To determine if the car park is part of the licensed area, the licensed area description on your licence document will include wording such as 'Premises situated' or specifically refer to the inclusion of the car park.

When a car park does not form part of your licensed area, the licensed area description on your licence document will NOT include the word 'Premises' but will refer to the building e.g. 'Restaurant situated', 'Nightclub situated'.

If you would like to apply to use a car park which is not part of your licensed area but is adjoining your licensed premises you will need to submit the following to OLGR:

  • Form 16: Application for temporary change in licensed area. Refer to above Change of licensed area (temporary).

Transfer details

This licence cannot be transferred.


Additional information

Compliance for licensees

All licensees under the Liquor Act 1992 must comply with the conditions of their respective licences. This includes responsibilities related to trading hours, safety, advertising and noise.

Liquor guidelines

A range of liquor guidelines have been developed to help new licensees with the application process and their compliance obligations, including:

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Licensing Division

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 1992 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2002 (Queensland)

Contact details

Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Licensing Division


Operating address:
63 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 180
City East, Queensland 4002

Phone:

13 QGOV (13 74 68)

Fax:

07 3872 0998
OLGRlicensing@justice.qld.gov.au

Supporting information

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