A community other licence is suited to smaller clubs with reduced trading hours which are largely operated by volunteers. A community other licence may only be granted to a non-proprietary club which trades no more than 25 hours per week.
Liquor may be sold for a maximum of 25 hours per week from Monday to Sunday, between the hours of 10am and 12 midnight. These hours must be advised at the time of application and will be endorsed on the licence.
If you hold a community other licence, you may sell liquor for consumption on the premises to:
members of the club
members of clubs with formal reciprocal rights
a guest of a member
a guest of a member of a club with formal reciprocal rights.
In addition to the above, a club that is an RSL or services club may sell liquor to:
an RSL honorary member and their guest(s) providing they are accompanied by the member
a defence member and their guest(s) providing they are accompanied by the member.
A register of members and a register of all visitors to the club (except minors and visiting players) must be maintained and be available for inspection at the premises at any time.
The holder of a community other licence cannot:
sell liquor for consumption off the premises (takeaway liquor)
apply for a gaming machine licence
apply for approved extended trading hours.
Liquor cannot be sold for consumption off the premises (takeaway liquor), gaming machines are not permitted and there is no ability to extend the trading hours of the club to trade prior to 10am or after 12midnight.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
The Liquor Act 1992 sets out licence exemptions for certain activities.
Read more about exempt businesses.
Only non-proprietary clubs may apply. Community other licences may only be held by incorporated associations, or unincorporated associations with an individual to hold the licence on their behalf. Upon incorporation, the licence must be transferred from the individual to the club within 3 months.
Additional minimum requirements include:
community other constitution (or memorandum and articles of association) and financial statements.
Service of alcohol by volunteers
If the service or supply of liquor is provided only by volunteers, you must ensure that there is a person with current responsible service of alcohol training on the premises to supervise the volunteer staff.
Fit and proper person
All liquor licensees must meet the criteria outlined in Guideline 07: Fit and proper or suitable person.
In some cases individual applicants (and/or an individual as approved manager) must attend mandatory responsible management of licensed venues (RMLV) training.
Annual licence fees are due by 31 July each year.
Due to the restrictions of this licence type, community other licences are subject to a base annual licence fee only.
fees are indexed annually. Annual fees are payable by 31 July each year.
If 31 July is not a business day, then the next business day will be the due date. Fees must be paid by the due date or the licence will be automatically suspended, and then cancelled after 28 days if the fee remains outstanding.
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.
Application for a community other licence
Application for transfer of a liquor licence
Approval for the gratuitous supply of liquor for a particular event or occasion in any part of licensed premises
An application other than in relation to the tribunal, not previously mentioned in schedule 1
Application for permanent change in licensed area
Application to alter, rebuild or change the area of the licensed premises
Application for permanent variation of licence
Application for temporary variation of licence
Application for temporary authority
Application for duplicate licence
Application to conduct business under section 129 Interim Authority
Application to change the name of the premises
Application to conduct a business or supply a service on licensed premises
Application to let, sublet or enter into a management agreement
Approval of a changed risk-assessed management plan (RAMP)
Application for a search of the register
Base fee for community other licence
You must submit the following to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR):
a completed Form 1: Application for a liquor licence
a completed Form 5: Personal details schedule (for each individual on the application)
a completed Form 6: Application for registration of financial interest
prescribed application fees
a layout plan (scale 1:100)
a location plan
town planning consent
a current title search
a registered plan of survey
constitution (or memorandum and articles of association)
certificate of incorporation.
You may also be required to submit:
In addition to the above, all applicants must undergo a criminal history and other relevant probity checks to hold a liquor licence. You may also be required to advertise your licence application.
Note: If you do not submit all items correctly, OLGR will not process your application.
Complete the following forms to apply for either temporary or permanent variations to your licence conditions:
Form 17: Application for temporary variation of licence
Form 19: Application for a permanent variation of licence.
Additional licences or permits
Once you hold a licence, you may also apply separately for any of the following permits or extensions to your licence:
Temporary move of licensed premises
You will need to complete Form 28: Application for temporary authority if your licensed premises are temporarily moving to a new location (e.g. if the current premises are being rebuilt, refurbished or is damaged by fire).
Once your licence is granted you can pay your annual fees and manage your details using OLGR's client portal.
Annual fees are subject to CPI and payable by 31 July each year. If 31 July is not a business day, then the next business day will be the due date. Fees must be paid by the due date or the licence will be automatically suspended, and then cancelled after 28 days if the fee remains outstanding.
You can transfer your licence by completing a Form 3: Application for transfer of a liquor licence.
You should lodge your application for transfer 6-8 weeks before the proposed settlement date to allow sufficient time for processing.
Note: The new business operator has no authority to sell and supply wine or liquor until a transfer is approved and the applicant has become the licensee.
Conducting other business
A licensee must not conduct business on the licensed premises other than that authorised by the licence; however, in special circumstances you may be granted permission (e.g. in a locality where the service is not already provided, such as to sell newspapers etc.).
If you intend to conduct another business on your licensed premises you must email OLGR and pay the applicable fee.
All licensees under the Liquor Act 1992 must comply with the conditions of their respective licences.
Read more about compliance for liquor licensees.
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Liquor Act 1992 (Queensland)
Liquor Regulation 2002 (Queensland)
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