Commercial other (industrial canteen) licence - Queensland

Service summary

The principal activity of a business conducted under an industrial canteen licence is the sale of liquor on licensed premises located within a remote industrial locality.

A remote industrial locality is a location that has no permanent residential population and mining, rail or road construction activities are happening.

Trading conditions

Liquor may be sold to a person working at the remote industrial location where the premises are located or a member of the family or a guest of the abovementioned person. The liquor may be sold to the abovementioned persons on the licensed premises for consumption on or off the premises.

Service type


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


Part 1, division 4 of the Liquor Act 1992 sets out licence exemptions for certain activities.

Read more about exempt businesses.

Eligibility requirements

Must Have

Fit and proper person

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

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.

For more information read Guideline 43: Approved managers.

RMLV training

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.


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.


Application for a commercial other licence


Application for registration of financial interest


Application for transfer of a liquor licence


Application for permanent variation of licence


Application for temporary variation of licence


Application for permanent change in licensed area


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


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


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


Criminal history check (per person)


Base fee for commercial other licence


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


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


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


To apply for a new 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 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, 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.

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

Transfer details

You can apply to 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.

Additional information

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.

Liquor guidelines

A range of liquor guidelines have been developed to help new licencees with the application process and their compliance obligations.

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)

Liquor (Approval of Adult Entertainment Code) 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


13 QGOV (13 74 68)


07 3872 0998

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