Extended trading hours (one-off) - Queensland


You will need this permit if you intend to extend trading hours on a one-off occasion. The permitted length of the extension will depend on the nature of the event or function and the type of licence you hold.

The maximum number of extended hours permits that may be granted for a liquor licensee for particular licensed premises are:

  • six permits in a calendar year for trading between midnight and 5am
  • four permits in any one-year period for pre-10am trading.

Service type


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


There are circumstances when this permit is not required:

  • RSL and services clubs may trade from 5am on ANZAC Day as part of their ordinary trading hours.
  • All licensed premises are permitted to trade until 2am on New Year's Eve.

Eligibility requirements

To apply for this permit, you must already hold an appropriate gaming, liquor or wine licence and not have already held the maximum number of permits.

For liquor licensees, for a permit to trade between midnight and 5am, you must:

  • not have more than one date in a calendar month, unless the event runs over multiple days in that month
  • be holding a special occasion (which is defined as a public event of local, state or national significance organised by a third party (not the licensee) or a private function not open to the public)
  • the extended trading hours must be during the event or for a reasonable time before or after the event.


After the one-off event


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $78.65

Liquor licence. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $44.15

Gaming machine licence. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $48.25

Wine licence. Fees for 2023-24

Lodgement process


Applications must be lodged at least 21 days prior to the event date.


This licence cannot be transferred.

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.