Commercial special facility licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you intend to serve liquor in one of the following facilities:

  • a casino
  • an airport
  • a convention centre
  • another facility that makes, or is likely to make, a significant contribution to the tourism development of the state (this does not include sporting facilities).

This licence allows you to sell liquor to:

  • the public for consumption on or off the premises during ordinary or extended trading hours
  • residents and their guests for consumption on the premises after hours within the residents' units.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you will need to be a fit and proper or suitable person.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must comply with all the conditions listed on your licence. This includes responsibilities related to trading hours, safety, advertising and noise. You must not conduct business on the licensed premises other than that authorised by the licence.

A licensee or an approved manager may need to be at the premises during trading hours to ensure the responsible management of the licensed venue.


Until surrendered or cancelled


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Application process


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

  • a completed Form 1: Application for a liquor licence
  • a completed Form 5: Personal details schedule for each individual who is a party to the application
  • a completed Form 6: Application for registration of financial interest 
  • prescribed application fees (including the fee for criminal history check)
  • a layout plan (scale 1:100)
  • a location plan
  • town planning consent
  • a current title search
  • a registered plan of survey
  • a company extract showing all current directors (only if you are applying as a corporation).

You may also be required to submit:

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


You will need to complete Form 28: Application for temporary authority if your licensed premises are temporarily moving to a new location (e.g. if the current premises are being rebuilt, refurbished or is damaged by fire).

Additional information

Airports or casinos covered under this licence type may apply for approval to trade between 5am and 12 midnight. All other businesses under this licence type have standard trading hours of 10am to 12 midnight. Application may be made to extend this trading to 3am or 5am.

Casinos and airports that had approval to trade 24 hours prior to 1 January 2009 will continue to have these trading hours.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Licensing Division

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