Alterations and additions to licensed premises - Queensland


An application is required when you propose to alter, change the layout of, or rebuild the licensed premises without any change to the licensed area description (for example, remove a wall, lengthen a bar).

Note: See change of licensed area (increase/decrease) to change the description of the licensed area of your premises on your licence document.

Service type


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


No application is required if you make cosmetic changes only to the licensed premises (e.g. installing new shelves, replacing carpet, repainting walls, replacing furniture).

Eligibility requirements

Must Have

To apply for this licence you must hold a current Queensland liquor licence.


As described by licence conditions.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $95.85

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

General Miscellaneous All -

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 process


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

  • Form 23: Application to alter, rebuild or change the premises
  • a layout plan (scale 1:100)
  • a copy of the development application decision notice and any attached conditions issued by the local authority (local council) or a private certifier (if applicable)
  • the prescribed fee.

If approval is given, you may need to lodge the following document on completion of the works:

  • Form 26: A statement of completed works.

Applications can be lodged in person or by mail. The average processing time is 4-6 weeks.


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.
Read more about compliance for liquor licensees.

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

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Division

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Operating address: 63 George Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 180
City East, Queensland 4002
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Fax: 07 3738 8531