Wine Industry Act 1994 - Queensland


To foster an efficient wine industry in Queensland which has integrity and authenticity.

The Act requires all persons or companies who sell wine which they have made commercially to be licensed under the Act. Annual fees are prescribed by the Regulation.

The Act prescribes the obligations and responsibilities of licensees (further detailed in the Regulation) and the offences and penalties under the Act.

The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:

  • Wine Industry Regulation 1995.

Wine Industry guidelines are available on the Business Queensland website.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional information

Prospective and current licensees under the Act should also be aware of the requirements of the Liquor Act.

Winemakers may also need to check local authority zoning and specific by-laws.

In some cases licence applicants may be required to publicly advertise their application.

Appeal process


Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:

Authorised officers (including police officers) have powers to monitor and enforce compliance with the Act and investigate complaints. These include issuing of on the spot fines and seizure of liquor from unlicensed premises.

Offences may be dealt with before the Magistrates Court or through Departmental administrative hearing. Such actions may result in heavy fines, suspension or cancellation of licence, reprimand or issuance of orders on premises.

Review or Appeal Mechanisms:

An appeal against a determination of the Chief Executive may be made to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal by parties to the application, submission or objection.

Enquiries may be made to:

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Licensing Division

Contact details

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Licensing Division

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Operating address: 63 George Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 180
City East, Queensland 4002
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Fax: 07 3872 0998