Restricted liquor permit - Queensland


A restricted liquor permit is issued for non-proprietary clubs that wish to trade for up to a maximum of 10 hours per week or 25 hours per week. This permit is most appropriate for clubs which operate on a seasonal basis and/or share the premises with other organisations.

Trading hours

Trading hours are nominated by the club and endorsed on the permit. These hours are not transferable.

Note: The cost of the permit depends on the number of months and the number of trading hours per week.

Trading conditions

If you hold a restricted liquor permit, you may sell liquor for consumption on the premises to:

  • members
  • members of another club with formal reciprocal rights
  • guests of a member or reciprocal member (in the member's company).

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

You must keep 2 registers:

  • a register of members with subscription details
  • a register of all members of reciprocal clubs or guests who visit the club.

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

Non-proprietary club

Only non-proprietary club may apply. To find out if your club is a non-proprietary club, check the liquor definitions.

Must Have

Fit and proper person

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

Must Have


The club must have a constitution that complies with the club's rules (the Liquor Act 1992 contains specific requirements that must be provided for in a club's rules).

Might Need

RSA training

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 (RSA) training on the premises to supervise the volunteer staff.

Might Need

Approved manager

Certain licence and permit 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.


Permits can be issued for a minimum of 3 months and a maximum of 6 months. There are 2 trading hour categories available:

  1. up to 10 hours per week; or
  2. 10 - 25 hours per week.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $95.85

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

Application $128.10

Application for new restricted liquor permit: Sale of liquor not more than 10 hours/week (i.e. for a 3 month period)

Application $255.90

Application for new restricted liquor permit: Sale of liquor more than 10 hours/week but less than 25 hours/week (i.e. for a 3 month period)

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.

Other resources

Application process

To apply for a new permit you must submit the following to the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR):

  • Form 8: Application for new restricted liquor permit
  • a risk-assessed management plan (RAMP)
  • a copy of your club's constitution
  • a copy of your club's certificate of incorporation
  • the prescribed fee.

Note: The average processing time is 8 weeks for a new restricted liquor permit.


A guide has been developed to help you to apply for renewal of a restricted liquor permit. The guide is located at the end (Part C) of Form 15: Application for renewal of a restricted liquor permit application.

Transfer process

This permit cannot be transferred.

Additional information

The holder of a restricted liquor permit cannot:

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

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.

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