Commercial special facility licence - Queensland

Service summary

A commercial special facility licence allows liquor to be served in association with the provision of one of the following facilities:

  • a casino
  • an airport
  • a convention centre
  • another facility that makes, or is likely to make, a significant contribution to the tourism development of the state. This does not include sporting facilities.

Trading hours

Airports or casinos covered under this licence type may apply for approval to trade between 5am and 12 midnight. All other businesses under this licence type have standard trading hours of 10am to 12 midnight. Application may be made to extend this trading to 3am or 5am.

Casinos and airports that had approval to trade 24 hours prior to 1 January 2009 will continue to have these trading hours.

Trading conditions

Trading conditions will be determined having regard to the nature of the business being conducted, and will be endorsed on the licence document.

The licence document will also designate defined liquor consumption areas. Generally, liquor may be served either:

  • to the general public for consumption on the premises during the hours specified in the licence
  • to the general public for consumption off the premises if the licence so specifies.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Might Need

Approved manager

Certain licence types require an individual licensee or an approved manager to be on site or reasonably available during ordinary trading hours and extended trading hours between 7am and 10am.

For more information read Guideline 43: Approved managers.

Must Have

Fit and proper person

All liquor licensees must meet the criteria outlined in Guideline 07: Fit and proper or suitable person.

Might Need

RMLV training

In some cases individual applicants (and/or an individual as approved manager) must attend mandatory responsible management of licensed venues (RMLV) training.

Duration

Annual licence fees are due by 31 July each year.

Fees

In some cases annual fees may be paid by instalments. For more information see Guideline 56: Payment of annual liquor licence fees by instalments.


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$6,490.00

Application for a commercial special facility licence

Application$86.00

Application for registration of financial interest

Application$101.00

An application other than in relation to the tribunal, not previously mentioned in schedule 1

Transfer$327.10

Application for transfer of a liquor licence

Variation$195.10

Application for permanent variation of licence

Variation$65.40

Application for temporary variation of licence

Application$86.00

Application for permanent change in licensed area

Application$86.00

Application to alter, rebuild or change the area of the licensed premises

Application$86.00

Application for temporary authority

Licence$126.20

Application for duplicate licence

Application$327.10

Application to conduct business under section 129 Interim Authority

Application$86.00

Application to change the name of the premises

Application$86.00

Application to conduct a business or supply a service on licensed premises

Application$327.10

Application to let, sublet or enter into a management agreement

Application$86.00

Approval of a changed risk-assessed management plan (RAMP)

Miscellaneous$38.80

Criminal history check (per person)

Application$65.40

Approval for the gratuitous supply of liquor for a particular event or occasion in any part of licensed premises

Renewal$9,740.00

Base fee for commercial special facility licence if licensee is not authorised to sell or supply liquor at any time between 5am and 10am

Renewal$12,990.00

Base fee for commercial special facility licence if licensee is authorised to sell or supply liquor at any time between 5am and 10am

Renewal$1,297.00

Base fee for commercial special facility licence for each additional liquor outlet beyond 10 liquor outlets

Miscellaneous$975.40

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 7am and 9am (during weekends only)

Miscellaneous$1,297.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 7am and 9am (otherwise)

Miscellaneous$487.70

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 9am and 10am (during weekends only)

Miscellaneous$648.40

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 9am and 10am (otherwise)

Miscellaneous$7,310.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 12am and 3am (during weekends only)

Miscellaneous$9,740.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 12am and 3am (otherwise)

Miscellaneous$9,740.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 3am and 5am (during weekends only)

Miscellaneous$12,990.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 3am and 5am (otherwise)

Miscellaneous$6,300.00

Risk criterion (compliance history): An infringement notice was served on the licensee and the licensee paid the fine in the previous licence period

Miscellaneous$12,600.00

Risk criterion (compliance history): The Commissioner decides to take disciplinary action relating to the licence, and - in the previous licence period - the licensee did not appeal against the decision or the tribunal confirmed or set aside the decision or substituted another decision

Miscellaneous$25,190.00

Risk criterion (compliance history): The Commissioner decides to take disciplinary action relating to the licence, and - in the previous licence period - the licensee was convicted of a supply offence, and the offence was taken to have contributed to the death of a person or a serious assault committed against a person on or near the licensed premises

Miscellaneous$2,435.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for licensed premises between 12am and 1am (during weekends only)

Miscellaneous$3,246.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for licensed premises between 12am and 1am (otherwise)

Miscellaneous$4,871.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for licensed premises between 12am and 2am (during weekends only).

Miscellaneous$6,490.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for licensed premises between 12am and 2am (otherwise).

Application

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 who is a party to the application
  • a completed Form 6: Application for registration of financial interest  
  • prescribed application fees (including the fee for criminal history check)
  • a layout plan (scale 1:100)
  • a location plan
  • town planning consent
  • a current title search
  • a registered plan of survey
  • a company extract showing all current directors (only if the applicant is a corporation).

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, the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation will not process your application.

Renew

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.

In some cases annual fees may be paid by instalments. For more information see Guideline 56: Payment of annual liquor licence fees by instalments.

An application for an instalment plan is to be submitted 21 days prior to the due date of the annual fee payment. You can download the Payment plan request for liquor licence fee as part of this application. OLGR may request further information before the submission can be considered.

Vary

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).


Additional information

Compliance

All licensees under the Liquor Act 1992 must comply with the conditions of their respective licences.

Read more about compliance for liquor licensees.

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
liquorandgaminglicensing@justice.qld.gov.au

Supporting information

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