Amplified music venue approval - Brisbane City Council - Queensland


You will need this approval to operate an amplified music venue within a special entertainment precinct.

Amplified music venues within special entertainment precincts are exempt from the amplified music noise requirements set out in state government liquor licensing laws.

Your local council regulates amplified music venues within special entertainment precincts to ensure residents and businesses are not exposed to unreasonable levels of amplified music and / or noise.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You may need development approval if you are conducting the following activities:

  • starting a new amplified music venue
  • changing the type of activity
  • changing the intensity of the activity (e.g. increasing the operation from 12 hours to 24 hours a day)
  • changing the scale of the activity
  • carrying out building work
  • carrying out plumbing or drainage work.



As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $891.60

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $59.60

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $470.65

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $891.60

Significant amendments. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $547.60

Variation of conditions of permit. Fees for 2023-24

Lodgement process


You will need to submit the following supporting documentation with your application:

  • plans
  • written consent of land use from the land owner
  • a copy of the liquor licence and conditions, if applicable.

Approval time

The assessment process takes approximately 14 working days


You cannot transfer this approval.

Administering agency

Brisbane City Council

Contact details

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