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Wine merchant licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you want to contribute to the Queensland wine industry in a substantial way, without the operator necessarily having a vineyard or winery of their own.

You contribute to the Queensland wine industry in a substantial way if you:

  • buy fruit grown in the state and make it into wine in the state (other than at your premises) or have the wine made under your direction on the premises of another winemaker in the state
  • grow fruit in the state that will later be used to make wine
  • blends different wines to create a unique wine in the state.

This licence does not allow a person to:

  • buy bulk wine from outside the state and bottle it in the state
  • sell only wine made and bottled by other persons.

Under the authority of this licence, wine may be sold to patrons:

  • for tasting on the premises as a sample
  • for consumption off the licensed premises (takeaway)
  • with approval, for consumption on the premises other than as a sample.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to have an approved wine nominee for your premises and be a fit and proper or suitable person.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You are required to pay annual licence fees, which are due each year by 31 July. You can pay your annual fees through the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation client portal.

You are also required to lodge an annual return listing the wine you have produced, sold, purchased and blended. You must lodge your annual return online through a separate Liquor, Gaming and Fair Trading portal. There's no need to log in to complete your annual return, just click on the 'Liquor or Gaming Annual Return' tile.


Remain in effect until cancelled or surrendered


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View the current liquor and wine licence fees and charges.

Application process


To apply for a new licence you must submit the following:

  • Form 2: Application for a wine merchant licence
  • Form 5: Personal details schedule (wine licensing)
  • all required attachments
  • application fee.

In addition to the above, all applicants must undergo a criminal history and other relevant probity checks to hold a wine licence. You may also be required to advertise your licence application

Transfer process


You can transfer this licence.

Approval time

Applications for new licences take at least two to three months to process

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Licensing Division

Contact details

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