Off-premises catering liquor licence - Queensland


If you hold a commercial other subsidiary on-premises licence, commercial hotel licence or commercial other subsidiary off-premises licence, you may apply for approval to cater for functions held away from the main licensed premises. A function is an event or occasion:

  • to which persons are invited by or on behalf of its organiser
  • that happens in premises hired for the purpose by the organiser.

It does not include:

  • an event or occasion organised by the owner or licensee of premises in which the event or occasion happens for his or her own benefit, solely or partially (for example, a promotion event for the premises)
  • an event or occasion organised by another person if the owner or licensee of the premises in which the event or occasion happens is entitled to receive benefit other than by the way of charge for use of the premises and provision of catering facilities.

Note: If you are catering for a public event, you must make a separate application for a commercial public event permit. A public event is one held at premises other than the licensee's main premises, which is not a private event (e.g. a football game or concert).

Service type


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


Not applicable

Eligibility requirements

Must Have

You must hold one of the following licences to apply for off-premises catering:



Once the condition is endorsed on the licence it remains there unless requested to remove.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $95.85

Application for catering endorsement on licence.

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.

Application process

You must submit the following to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR):

  • Form 18: Application for catering endorsement on licence 
  • the prescribed fee 

The average processing time is 4 weeks and a new licence document will be issued provided all requirements are met.

Transfer process

This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

Compliance for licensees

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

Read more about compliance for liquor licensees.

Liquor guidelines

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


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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Division

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Operating address: 63 George Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 180
City East, Queensland 4002
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Fax: 07 3738 8531