Wine nominee - Queensland


A wine nominee is an individual responsible for premises covered by a wine licence. The wine nominee is responsible for ensuring that wine is sold on the licensed premise only.

A wine nominee is required if the licensee:

  • is comprised of more than one person (partnership or corporation)
  • is licensee at more than one premise.

Premises covered by a wine producer licence may have more than one nominee approved at any one time.

When a nominee leaves a vineyard or winery, the licensee must appoint a new nominee.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Must Have

To apply for a new wine nominee the licensee must hold either a wine producer licence or a wine merchant licence.


Valid for the duration a wine nominee remains employed at the premises as an approved wine nominee. Note: Wine nominees do not receive photo identification cards.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $320.10

Application for each nominee for existing licence or additional or replacement nominee

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 4: Application for acceptance of new nominee/s and all associated paperwork.

It is important to lodge your application as soon as possible as it may take 4-6 weeks to obtain sufficient information to establish whether a new nominee is suitable to hold a licence.

Note: Approvals of new nominees will depend on the outcome of a criminal history check.


Once your licence is granted you can pay your annual fees and manage your details using OLGR's client portal.


To change wine nominees, complete Form 4: Application for acceptance of new nominee/s (refer to Part E).

Note: The outgoing nominee should remain in control of the premises until the new nominee is approved, although this may not always be possible.

To add an additional nominee, complete Form 4: Application for acceptance of new nominee/s (refer to Part F).

Transfer process

See 'Vary' above if you wish to change wine nominees or add a new wine nominee.

Additional information

Liquor guidelines

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

Guideline 20: Wine licence trading hours on special days

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