Detached bottle shop - Queensland

Description

If you hold a commercial hotel licence, you can apply to operate up to 3 detached bottle shops away from the main premises.

Trading conditions

  • Liquor may be sold at a detached bottle shop to the general public for takeaway purposes.
  • Liquor may be supplied free of charge to the general public for consumption on the premises as promotional samples only.
  • The bottle shop must trade under the same trading name as the main hotel premises.
  • A maximum of three detached bottle shops may be operated by the main licensed premises.
  • The licensee must apply to change the licensed area if the right to occupy the bottle shop ends.

Trading hours

Takeaway liquor may be served at any time from Monday to Sunday, between the hours of 10am and 10pm. It should be noted, however, that many detached bottle shops are located within community shopping centres and are therefore subject to the opening times of the centre. If earlier trading is required to suit the shopping centre hours a separate application for approved extended trading hours must be lodged. No trading is permitted on Good Friday and Christmas Day, or before 1pm on Anzac Day.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Must Have

To apply for a detached bottle shop you must already hold a commercial hotel licence.

To be eligible for approval, a detached bottle shop must:

  • be no more than 10km by road from the main hotel (unless the proposed bottle shop is in a remote area, not serviced by takeaway facilities)
  • be operated by the licensee of the main licensed premises
  • have a floor area of not more than 150m2
  • have no direct access from any other business premises
  • have direct access from a public place
  • have no drive-through facility.

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation must be satisfied that:

  • the licensee of the main hotel premises has the sole right of occupancy of the bottle shop premises
  • the licensee of the main hotel premises will derive the financial benefit from the bottle shop premises
  • the licencee's principal place of business will remain the main hotel premises
  • the licensee has not requested exclusivity to conduct a bottle shop at the shopping centre in the tenancy agreement.

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 $201.90

Extended trading hours fee (Liquor Act)

Application $172.20

Application to relocate a detached bottle shop

Application $172.20

Application to transfer a detached bottle shop

Application $89.00

Application for permanent change in licensed area

Application $67.70

Application for one-off extended hours permit (liquor licence). Fee amount is per day.

Licence $1010.00

Detached bottle shop fee

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 -

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.

Renewal $4032.00

Base fee for each detached bottle shop

Act(s) name

Liquor Act 1992 QLD

Regulation(s) name

Liquor Regulation 2002 QLD

Application process

To apply for a detached bottle shop you must submit the following to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR):

  • Form 20: Application for a detached bottle shop
  • layout plan (scale 1:100)
  • location plan
  • prescribed fees.

Note: Applications for detached bottle shops take at least 3-5 months to process, longer if there are public objections. Applicants should be aware that lodgement of the application is no guarantee that the licence will be granted.

If the bottle shop does not commence trading within 90 days of the approval date, the approval will lapse and a new application will be required.

Renew

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

Annual fees are 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.

Transfer process

If one licensee holding a commercial hotel licence sells a bottle shop to another licensee holding a commercial hotel licence they may make a joint application to the Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming for approval of the transfer.

You can transfer your bottleshop by completing a Form 22: Application to transfer a detached bottle shop.

You should lodge your application for transfer 6-8 weeks before the proposed settlement date to allow sufficient time for processing.

Note: The new bottle shop 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

Liquor guidelines

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 licencees.

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.

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