Community other licence - Queensland


A community other licence is suited to smaller clubs with reduced trading hours which are largely operated by volunteers. A community other licence may only be granted to a non-proprietary club which trades no more than 25 hours per week.

Trading hours

Liquor may be sold for a maximum of 25 hours per week from Monday to Sunday, between the hours of 10am and 12 midnight. These hours must be advised at the time of application and will be endorsed on the licence.

Trading conditions

If you hold a community other licence, you may sell liquor for consumption on the premises to:

  • members of the club
  • members of clubs with formal reciprocal rights
  • a guest of a member
  • a guest of a member of a club with formal reciprocal rights.

In addition to the above, a club that is an RSL or services club may sell liquor to:

  • an RSL honorary member and their guest(s) providing they are accompanied by the member
  • a defence member and their guest(s) providing they are accompanied by the member.

A register of members and a register of all visitors to the club (except minors and visiting players) must be maintained and be available for inspection at the premises at any time.

The holder of a community other licence cannot:

  • sell liquor for consumption off the premises (takeaway liquor)
  • apply for a gaming machine licence
  • apply for approved extended trading hours.

Liquor cannot be sold for consumption off the premises (takeaway liquor), gaming machines are not permitted and there is no ability to extend the trading hours of the club to trade prior to 10am or after 12midnight.

Service type


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


The Liquor Act 1992 sets out licence exemptions for certain activities.

Read more about exempt businesses.

Eligibility Requirements

Must Have

Eligible associations

Only non-proprietary clubs may apply. Community other licences may only be held by incorporated associations, or unincorporated associations with an individual to hold the licence on their behalf. Upon incorporation, the licence must be transferred from the individual to the club within 3 months.

Additional minimum requirements include:

  • community other constitution (or memorandum and articles of association) and financial statements.

Might Need

Service of alcohol by volunteers

If the service or supply of liquor is provided only by volunteers, you must ensure that there is a person with current responsible service of alcohol training on the premises to supervise the volunteer staff.

Must Have

Fit and proper person

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

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.


Annual licence fees are due by 31 July each year.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $671.10

Application for a community other licence

Application $89.00

Application for permanent change in licensed area

Application $89.00

Application for temporary authority

Application $89.00

Application to alter, rebuild or change the area of the licensed premises

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

Licence $130.60

Application for duplicate licence

Miscellaneous $38.00

Application for a search of the register

Miscellaneous -

The OLGR credit card payment authority form can be used for credit card payments of all OLGR fees.

Miscellaneous -

All fees are indexed annually. Annual fees are payable by 31 July each year.

Miscellaneous -

Due to the restrictions of this licence type, community other licences are subject to a base annual licence fee only.

Miscellaneous -

If 31 July is not a business day, then the next business day will be the due date. Fees must be paid by the due date or the licence will be automatically suspended, and then cancelled after 28 days if the fee remains outstanding.

Miscellaneous -

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.

Renewal $338.60

Base fee for community other 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 email OLGR and pay the applicable fee.


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

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