Extended trading hours (one-off) - Queensland

Description

A one-off extended hours permit allows licensees and permit holders to extend current trading hours for a one-off occasion.

One-off trading hours can apply to liquor licensing, wine licensing and gaming licensing.

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 liquor extended trading hours permits that may be granted for a particular licensed premises are:

  • 6 permits in a calendar year for trading between midnight and 5am
  • 4 permits in any 1 year period for pre-10am trading.

The number of permits in a period refers to the number of permits that authorise the sale of alcohol on a day in that period (not the number of permits granted in the period).

Please note: In relation to the calendar year in which the premises becomes a licensed premises, the number of permits is worked out on a pro-rata basis according to the number of calendar months in the calendar year in which the premises is licensed. For example, a premises becomes a licensed premises on 20 July 2018. For the balance of the 2018 calendar year, there are 6 calendar months in which the premises is licensed. Therefore, 3 single day permits in that period are allowed.

Before applying, please read 'Applications' for important information about the minimum timeframe required to process your application.

Permits to trade between 12 midnight and 5am

New requirements when applying for a post-midnight permit:

Each of the 6 post-midnight permits can be for no more than 1 date in a calendar month.
An exception may be made if you have a special occasion that runs over 2 or more consecutive days in a calendar month. In this situation, you may apply for a one-off extended trading hours permit for 2 or more days in that month. All dates within the same calendar month must be for the same special occasion. If 2 dates are approved, this will count as 2 one-off extended trading hours permits.

  • Under the new legislation, a post-midnight permit will only be granted: for a special occasion for which a person - independent of the licensee, owner or occupier of the licensed premises - wishes to celebrate at the licensed premise for the period of the special occasion and for a reasonable time period before and after the event.

The Act defines a 'special occasion' as:

  • a unique or infrequent special public event of local, state or national significance. Examples of special public events include a local music festival or a televised international sporting match involving an Australian team
  • or
  • a private function not open to the public, such as a wedding or birthday.

The Commissioner for Liquor and Gaming may only grant an extended trading hours permit that he believes satisfies the new criteria.

Applications received within 21 days of the event will not be accepted.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

RSL and services clubs may trade from 5am on Anzac Day as part of their ordinary trading hours. A permit to extend trading hours is not required.

All licensed premises are permitted to trade until 2am on New Year's Eve without applying to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation.

If you hold a restricted liquor permit you may only trade to a maximum of 25 hours per week. These hours are set and nominated at the time when the original application is lodged. If you are a holder of this permit type, you are unable to extend your trading hours for one-off special events. However, you may apply for a community liquor permit for one-off special events.

Duration


This is a one-off event permit.

Fees

Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $67.70

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

Application $38.00

Application for one-off extended hours permit (gaming licence)

Application $41.55

Application for extended hours permit - not on a regular basis (wine licence)

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.

Regulation(s) name

Gaming Machine Regulation 2002 QLD

Liquor Regulation 2002 QLD

Wine Industry Regulation 2009 QLD

Application process

Applications must be lodged at least 21 days prior to the event date. Licensees are strongly encouraged to submit their application to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR) as early as possible to ensure there is sufficient time to assess your application.

Lodging an application does not automatically mean it will be approved. Advertising or promoting your event before a decision has been made is done so at the applicant's own risk.

One-off extended trading hours: liquor licence

There are 3 ways to apply:

1.  Apply online via the OLGR client portal.

2.  Post Form 10: Application for one-off extended trading hours (liquor or gaming) to:

Licensing Branch
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Locked Bag 180
City East QLD 4002

3.  Deliver Form 10: Application for one-off extended trading hours (liquor or gaming) to your nearest OLGR branch.

One-off extended trading hours: wine licence

There are 2 ways to apply:

1.  Post Form 7: Application for extended hours permit - not on a regular basis (wine) to:

Licensing Branch
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Locked Bag 180
City East QLD 4002

2.  Deliver Form 7: Application for extended hours permit - not on a regular basis (wine) to your nearest OLGR branch.

One-off extended trading hours: gaming licence

There are 3 ways to apply:

1.  Apply online via the OLGR client portal.

2.  Post Form 10: Application for one-off extended trading hours (liquor or gaming) to:

Licensing Branch
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Locked Bag 180
City East QLD 4002

3.  Deliver Form 10: Application for one-off extended trading hours (liquor or gaming) to your nearest OLGR branch.

Transfer process

This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

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 licensees.

Liquor guidelines

A range of liquor guidelines have been developed to help new licensees with the application process and their compliance obligations.

 

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