Wine merchant licence - Queensland


You will need this licence if you want to contribute to the Queensland wine industry in a substantial way, without the operator necessarily having a vineyard or winery of their own.

You contribute to the Queensland wine industry in a substantial way if you:

  • buy fruit grown in the state and make it into wine in the state (other than at your premises) or have the wine made under your direction on the premises of another winemaker in the state
  • grow fruit in the state that will later be used to make wine but until that time buys fruit to make wine
  • blends different wines to create a unique wine in the state.

This licence does not allow a person to:

  • buy bulk wine from outside the state and bottle it in the state
  • sell only wine made and bottled by other persons.

Under the authority of this licence, wine may be sold to patrons:

  • for tasting on the premises as a sample
  • for consumption off the licensed premises (takeaway)
  • with approval, for consumption on the premises other than as a sample.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to have an approved wine nominee for your premises and be a fit and proper or suitable person.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You are required to provide details from your 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.


Remain in effect until cancelled or surrendered


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Application process


To apply for a new licence you must submit the following:

  • Form 2: Application for a wine merchant licence
  • Form 5: Personal details schedule (wine licensing)
  • all required attachments
  • application fee.

In addition to the above, all applicants must undergo a criminal history and other relevant probity checks to hold a wine licence. You may also be required to advertise your licence application

Approval time

Applications for new licences take at least two to three months to process


You can transfer this licence

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation

Licensing Division

Contact details

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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