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The wine merchant licence was introduced to licence businesses that contribute to the Queensland wine industry in a substantial way, without the operator necessarily having a vineyard or winery of their own.
A person's business will contribute, or does contribute to the Queensland wine industry in a substantial way if the person:
A person's business will not contribute, or does not contribute, to the Queensland wine industry in a substantial way merely if the person:
Under the authority of a wine merchant licence, wine may be sold to patrons:
The standard trading hours for a wine merchant licence are 8am to midnight, Monday to Sunday.
A licensee can apply for extended trading hours on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day. For more information read Guideline 20: Wine licence trading hours on special days.
Form 9: Application for endorsement of condition of licence
Form 5: Personal details schedule (wine licensing)
Credit card payment authority form
Form 7: Application for extended hours permit (not on a regular basis)
Form 3: Application for transfer of a licence (wine)
Form 6: Application for extended hours permit (on a regular or permanent basis)
Form 4: Application for acceptance of new nominee/s
Form 2: Application for wine merchant licence
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Under the Wine Industry Act 1994, an approved wine nominee is required if an individual holds more than one licence or if the licensee is comprised of more than one person (e.g. corporation).
Note: A wine merchant licence may have only one nominee.
This licence will remain in effect until cancelled or surrendered; however, fees for this licence need to be paid annually.
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Application for a wine merchant licence
Application for each nominee for existing licence or additional or replacement nominee
Application for extended trading hours (one-off or permanent) (Wine Industry Act)
Application for interim licence
Application to allow consumption of wine on the premises for wine merchant licence
The OLGR credit card payment authority form can be used for credit card payments of all OLGR fees.
Inspection of register
An annual fee is payable at the beginning of each financial year for a wine merchant licence. An annual fee notice is issued one month before the fee is due.
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.
Annual fee for wine producer licence or wine merchant licence
Application for transfer of licence
Licensees are required to provide details from their records in an annual return. Annual return forms are forwarded to licensees in June each year and must be lodged at the same time the annual fee is paid.
For more information see 'Records' part 6, section 14 of the Wine Industry Regulation 2009.
Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation
Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.