Community club licence - Queensland

Description

This licence may only be granted to a non-proprietary club such as a sporting club, RSL club or ethnic club. The Liquor Act 1992 defines a non-proprietary club as an association where any income, profits and assets are used only to promote its objects, and are not distributed to its members.

Trading hours

The ordinary trading hours for a community club licence are 10am to 12 midnight, Monday to Sunday. You may apply to allow trading between 7am and 9am if the sport of the club is one prescribed in a regulation (lawn bowls or golf) or if a community need can be demonstrated.  You may also apply to allow trading between 9am and 10am if a community need can be demonstrated.

For more information read Guideline 46: Demonstrated community need for pre-10am trading.

Trading conditions

You may sell liquor for consumption on or off the premises to:

  • members of the club
  • members of clubs with formal reciprocal rights
  • visitors authorised by the management committee playing a sport that is part of the club's business, including teams and officials, for the day on which the sport is played only
  • a guest of a member (while in the member's company)
  • a guest of a member of a club with formal reciprocal rights (while in the member's company)
  • an interstate or overseas visitor
  • a visitor who resides at least 15km from the club.
People in the following categories can be sold liquor to consume while on the premises, but must not be sold takeaway liquor:
  • an applicant for membership for 30 days after receipt of application
  • a person attending a function on the premises.

A register of members and a register of all visitors to the club (except minors and visiting players) must be maintained, and be available for inspection at the premises at any time.

A licence issued to a sporting club may also include additional premises (on application) for occasional use, providing the club owns or legally occupies the additional premises. The sale of liquor on the other premises may occur only for events where the sport or game of the club is being played.

For more information read Guideline 39: 'Other premises' for community club licences.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Might Need

Service of alcohol by volunteers

If the service or supply of liquor is provided only by volunteers, you must ensure that there is a person with current responsible service of alcohol training on the premises to supervise the volunteer staff.

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.

Must Have

Eligible associations

Community club licences may only be held by incorporated associations, or unincorporated associations with an individual to hold the licence on their behalf. Upon incorporation, the licence must be transferred from the individual to the club within 3 months.

Must Have

Fit and proper person

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

Might Need

RMLV training

In some cases individual applicants (and/or an individual as approved manager) must attend mandatory responsible management of licensed venues (RMLV) training.

Duration

Annual licence fees are due by 31 July each year.

Fees

Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $2957.00

Application for a community club  licence

Application $89.00

Application for permanent change in licensed area

Application $89.00

Application for registration of financial interest

Application $89.00

Application for temporary authority

Application $89.00

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

Application $338.60

Application to conduct business under section 129 Interim Authority

Application $89.00

Application to change the name of the premises

Application $89.00

Application to conduct a business or supply a service on licensed premises

Application $338.60

Application to let, sublet or enter into a management agreement

Application $89.00

Approval of a changed risk-assessed management plan (RAMP)

Application $67.70

Approval for the gratuitous supply of liquor for a particular event or occasion in any part of licensed premises

Application $104.50

An application other than in relation to the tribunal, not previously mentioned in schedule 1

Licence $130.60

Application for duplicate licence

Miscellaneous $504.80

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 9am and 10am (during weekends only)

Miscellaneous $671.10

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 9am and 10am (otherwise)

Miscellaneous $38.00

Application for a search of the register

Miscellaneous $6520.00

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

Miscellaneous $13040.00

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

Miscellaneous $26070.00

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

Miscellaneous $1010.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 7am and 9am (during weekends only)

Miscellaneous $1342.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 7am and 9am (otherwise)

Miscellaneous $7570.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 12am and 3am (during weekends only)

Miscellaneous $10080.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 12am and 3am (otherwise)

Miscellaneous -

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

Miscellaneous -

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.

Miscellaneous $2520.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for licensed premises between 12am and 1am (during weekends only)

Miscellaneous $3360.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for licensed premises between 12am and 1am (otherwise)

Miscellaneous $5040.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for licensed premises between 12am and 2am (during weekends only).

Miscellaneous $6720.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for licensed premises between 12am and 2am (otherwise).

Renewal $2957.00

Base fee for community club licence club with more than 2000 members

Renewal $671.10

Base fee for community club licence club with 2000 members or less

Transfer $338.60

Application for transfer of a liquor licence

Variation $201.90

Application for permanent variation of licence

Variation $67.70

Application for temporary variation of licence

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 1992 QLD

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2002 QLD

Application process

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 on 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
  • constitution (or memorandum and articles of association)
  • financial statements
  • certificate of incorporation.

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.

Renew

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 fees 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.

Vary

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).

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 licensees with the application process and their compliance obligations.

Compliance

All licensees under the Liquor Act 1992 must comply with the conditions of their respective licences.

Read more about compliance for liquor licensees.

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.

Licensing Division

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Mailing address: Locked Bag 180
City East, Queensland 4002
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Fax: 07 3872 0998
Email: OLGRlicensing@justice.qld.gov.au