Commercial hotel licence - Queensland

Description

A commercial hotel licence allows you to sell liquor for consumption either on or off the licensed premises. You will need this type of licence to run a hotel or tavern.

Trading conditions

You may sell liquor to:

  • the general public for consumption on the premises during ordinary or extended trading hours
  • the general public for takeaway purposes during trading hours only
  • residents and their guests for consumption on the premises after hours. This must be in residents' units
  • the general public, from an approved bottle shop away from the licensed premises, for takeaway purposes only.


Forms

Form 28: Application for temporary authority

Form 6: Application for registration of financial interest

Form 31: Site assessment for a service station/fuel depot

Form 3: Application for transfer of a liquor licence

Payment plan request for liquor licence fee

Credit card payment authority form

Form 19: Application for a permanent variation of licence

Form 17: Application for temporary variation of licence

Form 9: Application for approved extended trading hours

Form 1: Application for a liquor licence

Form 24: Application to change the licensed area (permanent)

Form 23: Application to alter, rebuild or change the premises

Form 5: Personal details schedule (liquor)

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

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

Read more about exempt businesses.

Eligibility Requirements

Must Have

Fit and proper person

All liquor licensees must meet the criteria outlined in Guideline 07: Fit and proper or suitable person.

Must Have

Business premises

To operate under a commercial hotel licence your business must have:

  • the capacity to seat more than 60 patrons at any one time
  • toilet facilities for male and female patrons on the licensed premises.

Your business must also have a commercial kitchen and at least 2 of the following facilities:

  • a dining facility (restaurant or bistro-style)
  • self-contained accommodation of at least 3 rooms for paying guests
  • a function room facility available for hire by members of the public.

Might Need

Approved manager

Certain licence types require an individual licensee or an approved manager to be on site or reasonably available during ordinary trading hours and extended trading hours.

For more information read Guideline 43: Approved managers.

Might Need

RMLV training

In some cases individual applicants (and/or an individual as approved manager) must attend mandatory responsible management of licensed venues (RMLV) training.

Duration

Annual licence fees are due by 31 July each year.

Fees

Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $89.00

Application for registration of financial interest

Application $89.00

Application for temporary authority

Application $338.60

Application to conduct business under section 129 Interim Authority

Application $89.00

Application to change the name of the premises

Application $89.00

Application to conduct a business or supply a service on licensed premises

Application $338.60

Application to let, sublet or enter into a management agreement

Application $89.00

Approval of a changed risk-assessed management plan (RAMP)

Application $67.70

Approval for the gratuitous supply of liquor for a particular event or occasion in any part of licensed premises

Application $104.50

An application other than in relation to the tribunal, not previously mentioned in schedule 1

Application $6720.00

Application for a commercial hotel licence

Licence $130.60

Application for duplicate licence

Miscellaneous $39.00

Criminal history check (per person)

Miscellaneous $504.80

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 9am and 10am (during weekends only)

Miscellaneous $671.10

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 9am and 10am (otherwise)

Miscellaneous $38.00

Application for a search of the register

Miscellaneous $6520.00

Risk criterion (compliance history): An infringement notice was served on the licensee and the licensee paid the fine in the previous licence period

Miscellaneous $13040.00

Risk criterion (compliance history): The Commissioner decides to take disciplinary action relating to the licence, and - in the previous licence period - the licensee did not appeal against the decision or the tribunal confirmed or set aside the decision or substituted another decision

Miscellaneous $26070.00

Risk criterion (compliance history): The Commissioner decides to take disciplinary action relating to the licence, and - in the previous licence period - the licensee was convicted of a supply offence, and the offence was taken to have contributed to the death of a person or a serious assault committed against a person on or near the licensed premises

Miscellaneous $1010.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 7am and 9am (during weekends only)

Miscellaneous $1342.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 7am and 9am (otherwise)

Miscellaneous $7570.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 12am and 3am (during weekends only)

Miscellaneous $10080.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for the licensed premises between 12am and 3am (otherwise)

Miscellaneous -

In some cases annual fees may be paid by instalments. For more information see Guideline 56: Payment of annual liquor licence fees by instalments.

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.

Miscellaneous $2520.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for licensed premises between 12am and 1am (during weekends only)

Miscellaneous $3360.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for licensed premises between 12am and 1am (otherwise)

Miscellaneous $5040.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for licensed premises between 12am and 2am (during weekends only).

Miscellaneous $6720.00

Risk criterion: Approved extended trading hours for licensed premises between 12am and 2am (otherwise).

Renewal $3630.00

Annual fee for commercial hotel licence

Transfer $338.60

Application for transfer of a liquor licence

Variation $201.90

Application for permanent variation of licence

Variation $67.70

Application for temporary variation of licence

Additional Information

Conducting other business

A licensee must not conduct business on the licensed premises other than that authorised by the licence; however, in special circumstances you may be granted permission (e.g. in a locality where the service is not already provided, such as to sell newspapers etc.).

If you intend to conduct another business on your licensed premises you must apply by email to OLGR and pay the applicable fee.

Sale of liquor from premises that also sell petrol

If you have applied for a liquor licence that would allow the sale of liquor within the same complex as the sale of petrol, or in an adjoining complex, you will be requested to complete Form 31: Site assessment for a service station/fuel depot.

This will help establish the correlation between the sale of liquor and petrol, and determine if special consideration must be given to the application.

For more information refer to Guideline 37: Sale of liquor from premises that also sell petrol.

Liquor guidelines

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

Compliance

All licensees under the Liquor Act 1992 must comply with the conditions of their respective licences.

Read more about compliance for liquor licensees.

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.

Operating address: 63 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
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