Commercial other (artisan producer) licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you want to sell the following for consumption on the licensed premises during ordinary trading hours or approved extended trading hours:

  • your craft beer or artisan spirits
  • other licensees' craft beer and artisan spirits
  • Queensland wine.

This licence will allow you to produce and sell:

  • craft beer made on the licensed premises in an amount of greater than 2,500 litres but less than 5 million litres in each financial year
  • artisan spirits made on the licensed premises in an amount of greater than 400 litres but less than 450,000 litres in each financial year.

You may also apply to sell your own craft beer and artisan spirits at promotional events for consumption at the event as a sample or for consumption away from the event. The total amount of craft beer that may be sold or supplied to each person for consumption away from the event is nine litres. The total volume for artisan spirits is 1.5 litres.

Service type


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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must comply with all the conditions listed on your licence. This includes responsibilities related to trading hours, safety, advertising and noise. You must not conduct business on the licensed premises other than that authorised by the licence.

You are required to pay annual licence fees, which are due each year by 31 July. You can pay your annual fees through the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation client portal.

You are also required to lodge an annual return listing the amount of liquor and/or beer produced, purchased and sold. You must lodge your annual return online through a separate Liquor, Gaming and Fair Trading portal. There's no need to log in to complete your annual return, just click on the 'Liquor or Gaming Annual Return' tile.


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Application process


To apply for a new licence, you must submit the following:

  • 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 you are applying as 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.

Transfer process


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 six to eight weeks before the proposed settlement date to allow time for processing.

Note that new business operators have no authority to sell and supply wine or liquor until a transfer is approved and the applicant has become the licensee.

Additional information

Trading hours are as follows:

  • Wholesaler - You may sell liquor during the same trading hours as a non-exempt shop.
  • Producer - You may serve liquor for consumption on the premises on any day on which the premises may be open between the hours of 10am to 12 midnight.
  • Takeaway - You may sell artisan spirits and craft beer produced on the licensed premises for takeaway between the hours of 10am to 10pm only.

Once your licence is granted you can pay your annual fees and manage your details using OLGR's client portal.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Licensing Division

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