Change of licensed area (permanent)
Applications to increase the licensed area must generally include only the areas adjoining the already licensed areas. The application must be approved prior to the additions taking place. Refer to Guideline 35: Licensed areas and Guideline 40: Application to alter, rebuild, change or increase the area of the licensed premises for more information.
You must submit the following to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR):
Form 24: Application to change the licensed area (permanent)
a layout plan (scale 1:100) showing the proposed changes
a site plan
evidence that the use of the new area is permitted under the local authority town plan
a risk-assessed management plan (RAMP)
If approval is given, you may also need to lodge the following:
Form 26: A statement of completed works.
The average processing time is 4-6 weeks and a new licence document will be issued provided all requirements are met.
Change of licensed area (temporary)
Applications to increase the licensed area must generally include only areas adjoining the areas already licensed. Applications must be lodged at least 21 days prior to the event date.
If applying online to increase the licensed area, OLGR will contact Queensland Police on the licensee's behalf requesting their endorsement. This saves the licensee having to attend the local police station and avoid unnecessary delays.
There are 2 ways to apply:
Apply online via the OLGR client portal.
Submit the following to OLGR:
- Form 16: Application for temporary change in licensed area
- a site plan showing the area to be included or excluded in relation to your usual licensed area
- prescribed fee(s).
Use of car park (temporary only) for a maximum period of up to 3 months
If you would like to apply to sell, supply or allow consumption of liquor in a car park that is already part of your approved licensed area, submit the following to OLGR:
Form 50: Application for approval of car park use
- a site plan showing the car park area and all other areas that form the licensed area
- prescribed fee/s. The fee for a car park approval is per occasion. An occasion is not more than 3 consecutive days.
A car park that is part of your approved licensed area is called a regulated car park. To determine if the car park is part of the licensed area, the licensed area description on your licence document will include wording such as 'Premises situated' or specifically refer to the inclusion of the car park.
When a car park does not form part of your licensed area, the licensed area description on your licence document will NOT include the word 'Premises' but will refer to the building e.g. 'Restaurant situated', 'Nightclub situated'.
If you would like to apply to use a car park which is not part of your licensed area but is adjoining your licensed premises you will need to submit the following to OLGR:
- Form 16: Application for temporary change in licensed area. Refer to above Change of licensed area (temporary).