Craft beer producer endorsement - Queensland

Service summary

If you hold a Queensland commercial other producer/wholesaler licence for a craft brewery business operated on the licensed premises you may apply for an endorsement on your licence to sell or supply your craft beer at promotional events.

The sale or supply of craft beer at a promotional event is restricted to:
  • sale of craft beer to persons for consumption away from the event; and/or
  • supply of free samples of your craft beer to persons for consumption at the event.

The total amount of craft beer that may be sold or supplied to each person for consumption away from the event is 9 litres.

To be eligible for this endorsement you must conduct the business of producing craft beer on the licensed premises and meet the following criteria:

  • no more than 5 million litres of beer is produced in any financial year; and
  • the licensee, including any related body corporate, does not hold more than 1 producer/wholesaler licence or equivalent licence issued by another state.

Service type


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

Definition of terms

Craft beer

is defined as beer produced in a craft brewery.

Craft brewery

is defined as a premises -

(a) that are either -
    (i) licensed premises to which a producer/wholesaler licence relates; or
    (ii) premises to which an equivalent licence, issued under the law of another State, relates; and
(b) at which no more than 5 million litres of beer is produced in any financial year under the licence.
Promotional event

is defined as an event held primarily for the purpose of promoting produce from a particular region or the hospitality industry. Examples of these types of events include craft and farmers markets, agricultural show, food and wine events, trade fair, craft beer festival.

Eligibility requirements

Must have

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.

RMLV training

Individual applicants (and/or an individual as approved manager) may need responsible management of licensed venues (RMLV) training.


Once the conditions are endorsed on the licence they remain there unless requested to be removed.



Application for a craft beer producer endorsement


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

The average processing time is four (4) weeks and an updated licence document will be issued provided all requirements are met.

Transfer details

This licence cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Licensing Division

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 1992 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2002 (Queensland)

Contact details

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


13 QGOV (13 74 68)


07 3872 0998

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