Liquor Act 1992 - Queensland


To regulate the liquor industry in a way compatible with minimising harm caused by alcohol abuse and misuse.

To facilitate and regulate the optimum development of the tourist, liquor and hospitality industries in Queensland having regard to the welfare, needs and interests of the community and the economic implications of change.

The Act regulates the wholesale and retail sale and supply of liquor in Queensland and applies to liquor producers and sellers who are required to be licensed under its provisions.

It sets out the conditions and requirements relating to licensing and the obligations on all persons in terms of the supply of alcohol.

The following Subordinate Legislation should be examined:

  • Liquor Regulation 1992.

Liquor Act guidelines are available on the Business Queensland website.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Additional Information

Prospective applicants for licences should be aware that they need to provide evidence that the application is in the public interest and also may need to go through a public objection process before the licence is approved, if objections to the grant of the licence are received on public amenity.

All applications must be in accordance with relevant town planning and local government bylaws.

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